|It is a common
thought in the Psalms that we should sing a “new song” to the Lord. Here we see one in three part harmony. There are some basic ideas:
|• Christ is worthy
because of his death
|• All of creation
|the elders around
the throne, with the four creatures
|the angels around
|then the creation ,
|those in heaven
(historicist: the dead and redeemed,
|those on the earth
|those under the
earth (a new thought! But see 1 Peter 3:18-20, where Christ
preached to the spirits in prison.
|This brings an
interesting question to all points of view.
By the futurist point of view, most of the action has yet to take
place; the world is a terrible place
without the church -- and yet we have this song! By the historicist view, the trouble is
about to start -- and we have this song.
Score one for the poetic????
|I think not. The futurist acts as a literalist -- when
it suits him. The historicist is quite
willing to take scenes like this out of order -- when it suits him. The technique of flashback was not invented
in Hollywood. So, when reading this,
remember the real point: who is
praised by every created thing?
Ultimately, it is Jesus Christ.
The question still is: do you