I am so thrilled to present to you the very first episode of the Image Restoration Podcast! What’s this podcast about?

The fallen world and our fallen natures have deteriorated the masterpieces we were created to be. Our colors are diminished. But, we are images of God being restored. If we are images of God, what does it look like to live in that from day-to-day?

Welcome to a podcast that focuses on applying unchanging, extraordinary values to a changing, ordinary life. With whatever life you’ve been handed. Understand yourself. Understand your focus. Understand your life.

Be sure to read the show notes below…

Show notes:

CORRECTIONS/CLARIFICATIONS/ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

  • “Knowledge of Assent” vs. “Experiential Knowledge” is also referred to as “Archtypal knowledge” and “Echtypal knowledge” respectively.
  • “God simply is.” Plato refers to this concept of God by using the term “Unmoved mover”.
  • “It’s not that God’s wrath wasn’t displayed, but that we did not experientially know its extent.” Just to build on this, God did inform us of His wrath in Genesis 2:16-17. He warned us that the penalty of sin is death. So, we had that information available, but we experienced it through seeing Christ die and attained that knowledge. Through Christ, we are spared a full experiential realization of that wrath.
  • “It’s less for God’s sake and more for ours.” Just to be absolutely clear, everything is ultimately for God’s glory. God carried out this entire story for His glory, not for ours. So, it is for the sake of God’s glory. However, He didn’t need it, and this is the point I am trying to make. It was for us to be able to glorify Him more fully and completely.
  • Regarding Felix Culpa, to contrast a bad version with a “good” one, here is the original Catholic use of the phrase in the Exsultet, earliest manuscripts around the 6th century: “O happy fault that earned for us so great, so glorious a Redeemer.” Here, by contrast, is Augustine’s writing of a corrected notion from which the Catholic tradition drew their flawed notion, circa 420 AD, which I explain in my own words in the podcast: “For God judged it better to bring good out of evil than not to permit any evil to exist.”

RESOURCES: 

carm.org/what-is-theosis

VERSES ALLUDED TO/REFERENCED:

  • “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”
  • Isaiah 5:20
  • “Temptation account”: Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-13
  • “And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’”
  • Genesis 1:28
  • “Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.”
  • Psalm 8:5
  • Passage on angels longing to look into the plan of salvation: 1 Peter 1:10-12 John 1:1-18
  • “Union with Christ” verses to look at: Revelation 20:6
  • Colossians 3:3
  • John 17:22-23
  • 2 Peter 1:4 Romans 6:3-6 Galatians 2:20 Galatians 3:27
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21

TERMS USED:

  • Divine Simplicity
  • Oneness heresy
  • Modalism
  • Reformed Theology
  • Catholicism
  • Felix Culpa/Fortunate Fall Free Will
  • Predestination
  • Calvinism
  • Eastern Orthodoxy Theosis/Deification Sanctification
  • Union with Christ
  • Imago Dei/Image of God Son of Man
  • Son of God

CREDITS & CONTACT:

Intro/Outro Music: “Lens Flare” by Peter Sandberg via Epidemic Sound

Middle Music: “I Deserve Better” by Spring Gang via Epidemic Sound

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Emily

25-year-old vagabond making my way home. I write from the midwest on the coast of Lake Michigan about life lessons, my failures, and what God reveals to me through His word and the wise people He’s placed in my life.

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