The Manifestation of The Sons of God
One thing about the hyper preterists, they will make sure you never run out of new ideas you’ve most likely not heard before. I was listening to “Morning Musings” as is my routine, and the topic of “Why Wright Is wrong” is the Friday weekly topic, until Preston finds someone else to go after in what he claims is “with all respect and kindness”. NT Wright apparently says in one of his books that he believes the creation which is groaning for the manifestation of the children of God in Romans chapter eight means the creation will be renewed or regenerated and will be glorified. I assume similar to Christians glorified bodies at the resurrection. I haven’t read the book myself so don’t take my word for it. My intent is to show how ridiculous and unnecessarily convoluted “Morning Musings” is trying to make Romans chapter eight, specifically verse 19. I have said it before, I don’t find Romans all that hard to understand. If I’m missing something, please fill me in. There is a saying by Chris Rosebrough concerning the interpretation of the Bible. He states there are three rules to correctly interpreting the Bible. 1. Context. 2, Context. And 3, Context. I agree with that statement. Some things in scripture are difficult for me and so I find the simplest way is to stick with my language as much as possible, and let the Bible do the explaining as much as possible in my language. I use the NKJ by default and go to Bible Hub or Bible Gateway when I need to. Blue Letter Bible is also a great free Bible of various versions.
We can make anything simple difficult if we want to. But for me, for some reason, Romans 8 does not seem so difficult. And I’ll admit maybe I am oversimplifying the chapter. I do not believe Don K Preston has any authority to make the chapter say things it doesn’t. We don’t need to be Greek scholars to understand it and to claim the chapter is pointing to Titus destroying the temple in Jerusalem is when the “creation will stop groaning for the manifestation of the sons of God” is just silly. Understanding what it means is more than chapter eight but not really something I have dwelt on that much.
So I’ll begin with chapter one and verse 16-17, For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.