A short introduction to the Ages in the Scripture
by Johan Skånland
From the time of creation of man to the final Judgment.
It can be placed in seven different time ages Efes 3-2. In these time ages ,God deals differently whit humanity or parts of humanity in conditions whit their sin and the responsibility of man.Every time ages can be viewed as a new test for humanity, and awry one ends whit Judgment.It shows that the fallen nature of man is a complete failure and self destructive.We are living in the sixth time age, who is probable near to be closed.Then we have one Age left the seventh millennium.
1Man in the state of innocent
This Age is reach from the time of creation of Adam to they was chased out of paradise.Adam was innocent without experience whit good and evil .He and his Wife was placed in the garden together.God gave them the responsibility to keep away from the tree of good and evil This condition result in the first act of disobedience and ended whit Judgment and the consequence, they was driven out of paradise.
2 Man in the Age of conscience
The consequence of the fall, man got knowledge of good and evil.This gave the conscience a basis for a new moral a power of judgment. Man come under the measure of responsibility to do good and flee from evil.The outcome of this age was (Genesis 6-5) the evil of man was great on the earth the hart of man and their thought was evil. Judgment came and exterminate whit water the hole world only Noa and his family survived.
3 Man rules over the Earth
Eight souls was saved from this Judgment, in a new beginning on a cleansed earth .They was given outstretched power to rule over the world .Noa and his descendants shod have the responsibility to rule under Gods will.The result of this man ruled age was that they trays to be independent of God,this age ended whit the confusion of babel.
.4 Man in the age of promises
From the scattered
descendants of babel God calls Abraham in a covenant
whit him. Some of the promises Abraham and his descendants was given, was totally
of free grace. These promises is fulfilled or will
be fulfilled in the future. Other promises was of the conditional of Israelis
faithfulness and obedience..All
these conditions was broken and the age of promises
result in Israelis complete failure and ended whit slavery in
5 Man under the Law.
The grace of God came to
the helpless people in slavery in
6 Man under grace
The death of Christ was the beginning of the age of the Grace of God. Complete and eternal salvation is now offer both Jews and gentiles who believes on his complete salvation and redemption.God gives his justification. to man,whit no condition as the time of the law. The outcome of this test of man under grace is predicted. Judgment over a unbelieving world and a apostasy church.The greatest event in this time age is the coming for his believers, and take them with him to haven. Tess 4-16-17.And then shall we always be whit the Lord.
7 Man under the rule of Messiah.
After a cleansing
Judgment whit the coming of Christ to the earth he shall rule over the
.The Judgment of the Great white Throne .This will be the last resurrection of all the death in history,and they will have their sentence. Then there will be a new Heaven and Earth. (Eternity)
Source C.I. Scofield.
contribution- By Stein A Johannessen
All these time ages shows that we are crated to live in the presence of the Lord .When we lost the nearness of God we lost life itself He has crated us to live awry day in his guides and his love .He is our Shepherd
He really Love us
Adam where are you