In The History of Time: and the Genesis of You, Peter Hiett argues that Genesis chapter 1 is the history of time—all time. And His story is the genesis of you. The deepest story is that God is making you in His Image and will not fail. Jesus is His Word, and even when we nail Him to the tree—especially when we nail Him to the tree—He does not fail.
In God and His Body: The Romance of Adam and His Bride, Peter Hiett points out that the creation of Adam is the creation of humanity and the incarnation of Christ, and that the creation of Eve is the creation of Christ’s Body.
In several places, Scripture testifies to the idea that there is a reality in which everything is very good (Gen. 1:31); a reality in which all things are made new (Rev. 21:5); where “every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them,” praises God and the Lamb that was slain (Rev. 5:13); a place where Jesus, the Light, fills all things (Eph. 4:10 ) and every knee bows and every tongue gives praise (Rom.14:11, Phil. 2:10-11, Isa. 45:23). Well, if that’s the case—and Jesus said, “Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35)—then where the hell is Hell? I mean, how do we reconcile Scripture with “popular” notions of “Hell” …an endless Hell? That question comes as a surprise for many; for we’ve been told that the popular view of Hell—a place where God tortures people or allows people to be tortured forever without end—is a biblical idea. The more I’ve studied it, the more I’ve become convinced that this “doctrine” is a very unbiblical idea… perhaps it’s even a satanic idea. In the following pages, I’d like to just offer some assistance in constructing this new mental paradigm—a biblical paradigm that allows for an eternal day in which everything is good. In the first section, “Exegetical Paradigms,” I’ll examine the three leading views of Hell in light of Scripture and offer a set of ideas that has led me to embrace the idea of redemption for all. In the next section, “Theology,” I’ll suggest a few ways in which the idea of redemption for all may relate to one’s current theological system. In the last section, “Pastoral Care,” I’ll suggest some reasons as to why I think all of this matters.—Peter Hiett
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The last book of the Bible is the unveiling of Jesus. In “Eternity Now!,” Pastor Hiett hopes to reclaim this Bible book for every believer by showing that the Revelation is about the present day, not just about future events.