The title of this blog may seem a little surprising. When most people think of reading Deuteronomy they probably picture it being as moving as watching the grass grow, but for those people I feel very sorry. Relatively recently in my Christian walk I have discovered the treasure of reading through books of the Bible … Continue reading 10 Reasons I Got Teary-eyed Over Deuteronomy
The short answer to the question 'what is covenant theology?' is simple: covenant theology is biblical theology. Let me explain. Every time God engages with mankind either to save or to condemn God does it through covenants. So in order to have a true and healthy understanding of the doctrine of salvation (and really the … Continue reading What is Covenant Theology?
If you have ever read The Lord of The Rings or watched the movies, one of the main themes that drives the plot is fellowship. You are introduced to characters like Frodo Baggins, Gandalf, and Sam as well as the silly and inseparable duo that enjoy second breakfasts Merry and Pippin. The relationships each had … Continue reading Tolkien & Owen On Communion With God
Let’s back up from yesterday's theological discussion and ask a broader question: Why did God give a command to Adam and Noah, and give a promise to Abraham? Why the change? I think God still had Gen. 1:28 in mind. I think that God was planning to display the fulfillment of Gen. 1:28 through the … Continue reading Christ, the Image of God and Goal of Redemption
Now we come to another distinctive of reformed churches, the covenant, or as others would call it, covenant theology. Covenant theology means that God has always dealt with humanity in the same manner, through covenant. From Genesis to Revelation God says repeatedly, “I will be your God and you shall be My people.” This is not … Continue reading Reformed Theology Begins with Covenant Theology
A Brief Description Denoting the Intricate Relationship, Comparison, and Connection of the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants in Direct Relation to their Application to the Letter of Paul to the Church in Galatia, particularly 3:15-18 Galatians 3:15-18 “To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it … Continue reading Abraham, Moses, Paul, and Jesus – Unified Entirety