For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. (Rom. 1:16-18)

A Bible study lesson taught at Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in Jackson, GA.

Every organic development serves to embody an idea; and as soon as this idea has found full and adequate expression, the organism receives the stamp of perfection and develops no further. Because the New Testament times rought the final realization of the divine counsel of redemption as to its objective and central facts, therefore New Testament revelation brought the full-grown Word of God, in which the New-born world, which is complete in Christ, mirrors itself. In this final stage of revelation the deepest depths of eternity are opened up to the eye of Apostle and Seer. Hence, the frequent recurrence of the expression, “before the foundation of the world.” We feel at every point that the last veil is drawn aside and that we stand face to face with the disclosure of the great mystery which was hidden in the divine purpose through the ages. All salvation, all truth in regard to man, has its eternal foundation in the triune God Himself. It is this triune God who here reveals Himself as the everlasting reality, from whom all truth proceeds, whom all truth reflects, be it the little streamlet of Paradise or the broad river of the New Testament losing itself again in the ocean of eternity. After this nothing higher can come.

Geerhardus Vos, Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation, pg. 13

For behold, the Lord is about to come out from His place
To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;
And the earth will reveal her bloodshed
And will no longer cover her slain. Isaiah 26:21


Sinner, you’re not a poor wayfaring stranger,
trav’ling through this world you know;
There is only sickness, toil, and danger,
In that dark world to which you go.
You’re going there to your father,
You’re going there to forever roam;
You’re just sinking in the Jordan,
You’re just going down to your home.

Tho’ dark clouds gather o’er you,
Tho’ the pathway’s rough and steep;
The lake of fire lie out before you,
Where weary eyes shall endless weep.
You’re going there to your father,
He said he’d meet you when you come;
You’re just sinking in the Jordan,
You’re just going down to your home.

You happily sing destructions story,
In concert with the blood-thirsty band;
You aim to wear a crown of glory,
When you get home to that land.
You’re going there to see your brothers,
They sank down one by one;
You’re just sinking in the Jordan,
You’re just going down to your home.

You’ll soon be bound to every trial,
Your form will rest beneath the sod;
You’ll be fixed to a cross of misery,
And enter home with your god.
You’re going there to see your master,
Who is panting for your blood;
You’re just sinking in the Jordan,
You’re just going down to your home.