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Post by zone on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:39 pm

Why did I choose the name for my Website? The expression “two ages” is derived from the teaching of Christ and the apostles about “this age” and “the age to come.” The Lord Jesus Christ himself mentions these two ages. In Luke 18:29-30, for example, he says that those who sacrifice everything for the sake of his kingdom will “receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.”1 The apostle Paul also teaches that after his resurrection, Christ presently sits at the right hand of God in the heavenly places, ruling the universe for the believer’s sake, “not only in this age but also in the age to come” (Eph. 1:20-21).

We know that we live in this “present evil age” (Gal. 1:4), but what about the age to come – when is it coming? Or has it already come? Again, Jesus and the apostles declare that this age to come is not entirely a future era. Jesus equates the phrase “kingdom of God” (or “kingdom of heaven”) with the “age to come.” And he taught that this kingdom of God was ushered in when he first came into the world 2,000 years ago, saying in Luke 17:21, “Behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you,” and again in Matt. 12:28, “The kingdom of God has come upon you.” Paul taught that we are now in the age to come, saying, “the end of the ages has come” upon us (1 Cor. 10:11). Heb. 9:26 also taught that Christ “has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”

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