SHINING CITY ON A HILL is
a vision of God's will for Good, Just, and Righteous government done in Wisdom,
and it is not a Liberal or utopian ideal for government attempting
to a leftist Social Justice, but rather it is a practical, moral vision based on
common sense and “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” of Thomas
Jefferson and the American founders and as seen in the Judeo-Christian
worldview. A SHINING CITY ON A HILL is best summed up as “One nation,
under God, indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all.”
Part of the UNDERSTANDING Series:
The 1000 Year Reign of Christ
In Scripture Christ is said to
reign on earth in and through the saints for 1000 years. Christ reigns in and
through the saints as Prophet, Priest, and King. What does this mean?
In education the Christian
cosmology (from Creation to the Final Judgment) is taught as true and valid,
based on Reason and the basic truth of Scripture. This is not
technically a matter of faith. As Paul said on Mars’ Hill, if Christ walked
out miraculously out of the grave, then it proves the whole story of the
Christian cosmology and mankind on earth from Creation to the Final Judgment as
told in the Bible. And we know as a fact of history that Christ walked
miraculously out of the grave. As all facts of history, this Rational knowledge
of the Resurrection is based on a preponderance of the evidence.
Without any question the New
Testament is the faith of the Apostles and without any question the Apostles are
either telling the truth about the central fact of the Resurrection or they are
making the whole story up in a massive, implausible, and virtual impossible
conspiracy theory. In short, such a conspiracy theory is not reasonably
possible, while the historical fact of the Resurrection makes complete sense
given the larger story of the Bible.
Salvation is based on
faith in the atoning work of Christ, but the Christian entire Judeo-Christian
worldview and cosmology are based on Reason or what are called Rational
knowledge claims that involve understanding of true worship of God in spirit and
truth, where Christ is also our High Priest as head of the Church, and Christ is
our King in reigning in Just and Righteous government in and through the saints.
Christ is the head of the Church
or entire Body of Christ. In Christ we worship God correctly in spirit
and truth or that is to say in heart
and mind where each person knows God
in his or her heart from the least to the greatest and knowledge of God and the
plan of salvation covers the earth as waters cover the sea in knowing the
Rational truth of the entire Christian cosmology: The Creation, Paradise Lost,
Paradise Regained, the thousand year reign of Christ, and then the Final
In Christian salvation we get
three things: 1.) We get justification or our sins forgiven so we are right or
reconciled to God and can go to heaven when we die. 2.) We get a new nature or
heart to God in being new or born again creatures in Christ. 3.) We get the
indwelling holy Spirit of God in our hearts that gives the personal Abba
Father relationship to God, the Creator of the entire universe.
In the 1000 year reign of
Christ, Jesus is said to be King of all the nations ruling or reigning through
the saints in Just and Righteous government that will come to all the nations on
earth, and though this may seem unlikely at this hour it is entirely possible.
If America can happen in history
as A SHINING CITY ON A HILL based on the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,
then it can happen in all nations, when and if the people demand this of their
leaders, which they can and will do when all come to Christian salvation and to
a Rational knowledge of the Gospel and the entire Christian cosmology and
worldview from the Creation to the Final Judgment.
So, in short, what is the 1000
year reign of Christ as Prophet, Priest, and King? It is Rational truth
concerning the entire Christian cosmology from the Creation to the Final
Judgment in good education. It is true worship of God in spirit and truth in
Christian salvation in good religion. And it is Justice and Righteousness based
on the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God Wisely done in all the nations of
the earth in good government.