Sunday, May 7, 2023

Michael Vlach’s New Book—The New Creation Model--Is Now Out!


What if God’s plans for the world are far grander than we imagined? 

Throughout church history, Christians have perceived God’s purposes and eternal life from one of two models. The Spiritual Vision Model focuses exclusively on individual and spiritual issues in this age and sees eternal life as an escape from earth to a forever spiritual existence.

In contrast, the New Creation Model embraces a comprehensive and multi-dimensional vision of God’s intentions, not only for humanity, but for all creation. And it presents eternal life as vibrant life on a restored earth in God’s presence with social and cultural activities.  The New Creation Model embraces the great truths of individual redemption from sin in Christ, but implores people to grasp all of God's creation, kingdom, and covenant purposes--in all their dimensions.

Now there is a book that addresses these two models and their implications.

In, The New Creation Model: A Paradigm for Discovering God’s Restoration Purposes from Creation to New Creation, Michael Vlach offers a compelling case for the New Creation Model as the biblical and holistic paradigm for understanding God’s restoration designs. This fuller understanding empowers the reader to grasp God’s plans with clarity, hope, and vision.


Vlach also examines how various millennial views and theological systems relate to the New Creation and Spiritual Vision models. This includes Premillennialism, Amillennialism, and Postmillennialism. And it involves Dispensationalism, Covenant Theology, Progressive Covenantalism, and the New Christian Zionism.

       424 pages

        See book and purchase information here.


Sunday, March 12, 2023

5 Views of the Earth in Eternity

 by Michael J. Vlach

As I’m working on my book, The New Creation Model, I have detected five historical views on the future of the earth in eternity. This is not a full discussion of these views, but a brief listing of these five perspectives:


1. The new earth in eternity will be this present earth purified, refined, and renewed. God’s people will live on this new earth, which has connections with the present earth, forever. (many today hold this view)


2. The new earth in eternity will be a tangible replacement of this current earth. God will annihilate the present earth and replace it with a tangible new earth where God’s people will live forever. (many today hold this view)


3. This present earth will be vacated in eternity but it still exists as a memorial of God’s workings in history. It will be frozen in light. God’s people will live in Heaven forever and not on the earth in any way. (The view of Thomas Aquinas)


4. This present earth will not be renewed. It will become a fiery hell forever for the wicked. The saints will live in Heaven forever, while the earth functions as hell for unbelievers. (The view of Jonathan Edwards)


5. The present earth ceases to exist as God’s people live in Heaven forever. (Popular throughout church history after the fourth century AD)