So, technically, this marriage agreement is between the risen Christ (God) and Christ in us (also God), making it totally infallible (whereas the old covenant is very fallible because one party to it is human). This new 'you' (Christ in ...
Author: Peter Williams
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
A Bible student reference A New Testament prophecy of a falling away from truth into apostasy and lawlessness, in the final generation before Jesus Christ returns in glory, is being fulfilled now and is shortly to end. Yet Christianity has overwhelmingly moved so far from its first century roots that it could not even recognise this – or that Christ’s return is therefore now almost upon us! How and why this is the case is here explained thoroughly and logically with many examples directly from the word of God. In God’s saving plan for the world, everyone must in time make a free will choice to become part of the ‘Israel of God’ in order to access eternal life in the kingdom of God. The route to take is the “strait and narrow” way (Mat 7:13-14) that very few have so far found, and it involves the biblical new and old covenants which both apply to this Israel. Embark on this voyage only if you are willing to: be challenged about some basic Christian preconceptions, be a serious open-minded Bible student, and trust what the Bible teaches - but remember that time is short. “What the Bible has taught me I see as both vital and urgent for our eternal salvation; yet I know of no church or individual theologian who teaches what this book deals with in any substantive way” “Be prepared for major challenges to your understanding just as God has challenged me.” “In the epistles, Paul refers to two Israels whom he calls Israel after the flesh (I Cor 10:18) and the Israel of God (Gal 6:16); I focus mainly on the latter (but I also explain an unexpected but critically important connection between them)” “Dependent on the teaching, nearly all Christian denominations either teach nothing at all on it or almost the opposite of what Scripture repeatedly showed me. Looking back, I find this absolutely staggering!” “Very few [Christians] understand that the new covenant also only applies to Israel (as I will clearly show).” “I no longer believe that the NT [New Testament] can be fully understood without this extra Israel dimension” “Had I felt I could deliver this in a more light-hearted way I would have done so, but its implications are too awesome and fundamental to our eternal life prospects for that”
Author: William NOTCUTT (the Elder.)Publish On: 1731
The Covenant at Sinai was the Covenant of Grace ; for it was a Shadow of good Things to come . pointed out the Person , the Offices , the Death and one Offering of Christ , and his Resurrection , with the Benefits of his Purchase ...
But when we begin to see this, too, in terms of covenant, then we begin to more fully understand precisely what it was that Christ fulfilled and what the implications of this are for those of us who are what the Bible calls "in Christ.
Author: Chris Woodall
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Many Christians will be familiar with the idea that Christ fulfills the Old Testament prophecies and promises concerning God's people in the Old Testament. But when we begin to see this, too, in terms of covenant, then we begin to more fully understand precisely what it was that Christ fulfilled and what the implications of this are for those of us who are what the Bible calls "in Christ." Not only did Jesus meet all the requirements of the overarching theme of the Old Testament in general terms, but he filled out to their fullest potential all the intricacies of detail of each of the separate divine covenants that we find there.
place, those promises which are made because of Christ and his merit are fulfilled because of Christ alone and his merit. ... of works has been fulfilled, and this according to his covenant, so that God has now become a debtor to us.
Author: Robert Rollock
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Robert Rollock is best remembered today for the role he played in the development of Reformed covenant theology, a role defined especially by the uniquely mature treatment of a pre-fall covenant of works discovered in his thought. However, scholarship on Rollock's covenant thought has until now been based almost entirely on an early modern English translation of Rollock's Tractatus de vocatione efficaci (1597), and has overlooked discussion of the covenant of works found both in Rollock's 1596 Quaestiones et responsiones aliquot de Foedere Dei, deque Sacramento quod foederis Dei sigillum est and his 1593 Romans commentary. This volume offers the first complete English translation of Rollock's 1596 catechism as well as English translations of relevant sections from his Romans commentary that deal with the subject of God's covenants with man. Thus this volume stands to offer students of Reformed covenant theology a better understanding of Rollock's thought and the contribution he made to the evolution of Reformed theology, particularly on the matter of God's covenant with humankind before the fall.
The author chose sufficient information to establish the theological contours of an answer to the question of Jesus and Israel. For full agreement on all points in dispute, we must await god's promised future.
Author: David Earl Holwerda
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Category: Christianity and other religions
Revisiting the important topic of covenant fulfillment, Reformed theologian David Holwerda argues that God's promises to Old Testament Israel cannot be understood apart from Jesus Christ. Holwerda maintains that the Old Testament promises of God find their complete fulfillment in Jesus Christ and the church.
Author: Phillip D. R. GriffithsPublish On: 2016-06-10
they became recipients of what Christ was to achieve. Even though the work that this covenant necessitated had not yet been worked out, believers still became members of it, beneficiaries of its blessings. One must keep in mind the fact ...
Author: Phillip D. R. Griffiths
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
God has always dealt with his people through the covenant, yet covenant theology from a Baptist perspective is a teaching that is all too often neglected. Many Baptists don't know why they are Baptist. If questioned they are most likely to respond by alluding to the mode of baptism rather than its underlying theology. This book is easily accessible, providing the reader with a clear understanding of the historical Baptist position. The work points out the errors inherent in the Reformed paedobaptist paradigm, and seeks to show that the only covenant of grace is the new covenant in Christ.
This collection of Venema's essays summarizes and defends a broad consensus view of the doctrine of the covenants in the history of Reformed theology and clarifies several areas of dispute.
Author: Cornelis P. Venema
Category: Covenant theology
This collection of Venema's essays summarizes and defends a broad consensus view of the doctrine of the covenants in the history of Reformed theology and clarifies several areas of dispute. Venema argues that (1) the distinction between a pre-fall covenant of works and a post-fall covenant of grace is an integral feature of a biblical and confessionally Reformed understanding of the history of redemption; (2) the distinction between a pre-fall covenant of works and a post-fall covenant of grace is necessary to preserve the sheer graciousness of God's redemption in Jesus Christ; and (3) the doctrines of covenant and election are corollary doctrines, not opposed to each other, but mutually defining. --
Author: Thomas Boston (the Elder.)Publish On: 1776
It is by being ingrafted into Christ , we come to partake of the covenant and benefits thereof . And hence it is , that infants , not capable of actual believing , nor of knowing what the covenant is , yet having the Spirit of faith ...
Author: Richard TAYLOR (Dissenting Minister.)Publish On: 1725
Of the covenant of grace . 1 . T 222 1 . Of the covenant between God the Father and Christ . From Psal . lxxxix . 3. 213 SHE proof of a covenant between God the Father and Christ . 211 2. Of the relation Christ stood in , when the ...
Tho ' by the Gospel they are obliged to seek a Title to Life , through Christ's Obedience , and Freea dom from Wrath , through his Satisfaction ; yet , while this Covenant is fighted , they remain obliged , in their own Persons ...