Last Things First

This should prove to be an interesting book. I have Dr. Fesko’s book on Genesis 1-3 entitled “Protology” and found it to be very informative. I think this might be the same book, but now it has been published by a bigger company. Eitherway, this should be a very thought provoking book for anyone interested in understanding God’s plan for mankind throughout the ages.


Publisher Description: We think that we know the first three chapters of the Bible well – Creation and the Fall, we say, knowingly. But have we ever stopped to consider that Jesus in the book of Revelation is called ‘the last Adam’ and the ‘Alpha & Omega’? Should this make a difference to how we look at the first three chapters of Genesis? Dr. John Fesko says that it does and that without seeing Christ and the end days, we cannot understand the first days.

Over the controversies that surround these first three chapters he says ‘there are many theologians who represent different schools of thought. Is there a better way to approach the opening chapters of Genesis in spite of the debate? The answer to that question is an unqualified, ‘Yes’… The way through the impasse is to interpret Genesis in the manner presented in the New Testament. More specifically, one must interpret Genesis 1-3 in the light of Christ and Eschatology.’

By doing this, he is able to explain this important portion of scripture from a holistic Christological viewpoint, one that is consistent throughout scripture. If you are tangled up on origins in Genesis then this may be your way through the maze.

(HT: Green Baggins)