Confused Worlds of Futurism Psalm 102:18
This is the second video on confused worlds of futurism based on the text in Psalm 102:18. In that text, a prophecy is made of a generation yet to come in which a people yet to be created, i.e. a new people would be formed. This obviously is a covenant creation which is to be created in the new heavens and earth.
The futurist paradigms that almost all religious views hold creates difficulty when prophesying of a yet to come generation. They believe they are the terminal generation of which prophecy speaks. Our question is, if they are the terminal generation, who are the people yet to be created in the generation to come? In the video we address a few of the problems inherent in a futurist view.
A People Yet To Be Created
Who are the people who were yet to be created in the generation to come? Of what generation does the prophecy speak? When we speak of a people to be created, we are not denying that the promises were made to Israel. They were. However, Israel was a creation made at Sinai.
In Deuteronomy 5, Moses said he spoke the words of the covenant to Israel was not spoken to their fathers but to all of those who were yet alive that day. In making that covenant, God created a people, i.e. a nation in Sinai. These are the people of the Old Covenant who were given the law. That is unquestioned.
However, and in contradistinction to that point, it raises the following question. If Israel in Sinai is the existing creation when Psalm 102:18 was written, then who are the people yet to be created? Who were the people yet to come in the coming generation?
A New Covenant Creation
In the New Testament we find a new creation, a people being created under a new covenant. It is not a setting aside of Israel of the Old Covenant, but a transformation of that people through the Messiah and the New Covenant. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things are passed away; behold all things have become new. ” (2 Cor. 5:17)
With whom did God make this new covenant? With Israel, (Jer. 31:31-34; Heb. 8:6-13). Therefore, he did not cast them away. He reformed and transformed them through the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Thus, they were called Christians. The name first given in Antioch, described those who were of the “way”. The Christ said, I am “the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6)