Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

GBA 2012 07 Steven Curry 2

On this second evening Steven Curry took us again very encouragingly to Revelation 5. Once again we had a very thorough exposition that we cannot go into here.
He had five main points.
1. God is sovereign over history
2. Jesus is the key to history
3. Redemption is the focus of history
4. The church is the aim of history
5. The glory of God is the climax of history
Steven began his message by relating a boyhood incident where he had announced in graffiti as an 8 year old that Steven Curry reigns okay. He ended by pointing out that there is a sense in which believers already reign for God uses our prayers. It is part of his sovereignty. We ought to pray then earnestly for the lost.

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