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.