Though commending the effort by Neo-Calvinists to raise the Lordship of Christ in all of life, this article shows that this has the tendency to root Christian hope in this world. This article calls for a balanced perspective in which the Lordship of Christ in all of life will not blind Christians to the reality of their spiritual hope. This is the first in a series of articles on the topic of eschatology.
The unique aspect of the Reformed faith is its understanding of the covenant Lordship of God as the framework for understanding scripture. This article shows that this Lordship emphasizes the control of God, His authority, and His presence over all creation. This makes the Reformed faith applicable as a theology to any context, culture and time.