How a Wrong View of History Obscures the Glory of God (Ep. 157)

February 26, 2024

There are a few major ways to study history. One is the great man method which basically teaches that history is shaped by great men that rise up and lead and so studying those important men is the way to understand history. Another is to study history as a pattern of political or societal events where one cultural event by its nature leads to the next. Many modern educators completely reject the idea of history having any real patterns and instead, just study societies as stand-alone representations of human behavior. But Christians should think about history differently. And from a Reformed perspective in particular, Christians should think about history as an ordained series of people, circumstances, and events planned by a God who knew the end from the beginning and is moving the world from that beginning to the end in a way that manifests his glory.

Listen to the audio version here:

00:00:00 Theories of History
00:15:09 Learning from History
00:18:24 Looking Back at COVID
00:25:59 God’s People Driving History
00:43:30 God’s Use of Sinners
00:53:49 Hope from History

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