New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Series by Michael Vlach

New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Series by Michael Vlach: Dr. Michael Vlach of The Master’s Seminary, has a 20 part series on the New Testament use of the Old. What follows are the links to them. Read it and enjoy!NT Use of OT Part 1: Introduction to the IssueNT Use of OT Part 2: Seven Approaches to How the NT Uses the OTNT Use of OT Part 3: Resources for Studying NT Use of the OTNT use of OT Part 4: Contextual Use of the OT by the NT WritersNT Use of OT Part 5: Categories of NT Usage of the OTNT Use of OT Part 6: Literal Prophetic FulfillmentNT Use of OT Part 7: Literal Prophetic Fulfillment (2)NT Use of OT Part 8: Literal Application of Timeless Moral or Theological PointNT Use of OT Part 9: Literal Restatement of an OT Passage with Intensification or AlterationNT Use of OT Part 10: Affirmation of an Old Testament Prophetic Text Whose Fulfillment Is Still FutureNT Use of OT Part 11: Some Observations Concerning Matthew’s Purposes in Matt 1–2NT Use of OT Part 12: Matt 1:22-23 … [Read more...]

Helping understanding Eschatological Viewpoints

The Major Views of Eschatology on Revelation 20:1-8 A Brief Intro to The Four Views of the End Times Millennial Views ChartSynopsis of end timesArticles on pre-, a-, and post- millennialism, from a postmillennial perspective Eschatology Q & A: What Are the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Different Millennial Views - amillennial perspective An Open Letter to Evangelicals and Other Interested Parties: The People of God, the Land of Israel, and the Impartiality of the Gospelsee also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

An Evening of Eschatology – The Meaning of the Millennium Discussion Video

Which view represented in this discussion do you affirm, or lean toward? An Evening of Eschatology The Meaning of the Millennium A Conversation with John Piper, Doug Wilson, Sam Storms, and Jim Hamilton - Desiring God- Watch more Videos at Vodpod. see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

Understanding the Big Picture Options of Eschatology and its relationship to Ecclesiology

This chart of mine is used to explain the overall landscape of the relationship Ecclesiology (doctrine of the church) to Eschatology (Doctrine of last things or end times).  Along the spectrum of Ecclesological position that people take today is Classical Covenant Theology (CCT) at one end and Classical Dispensational theology (CDT) at the other end (CCT---------------------------------------CDT), with several options in the middle (one of which is New Covenant Theology (what is what I currently hold at leas in one the various branches).  All sides would claim that they hold to a literal interpretation of the Bible.   To help one understand this a little better one needs to know how that Ecclesiastical position: defines the people of God throughout time  places the covenants (both biblical and theological) in relationship to each other, and  especially the relationship between the the church with respect to Israel.   In Classical Covenant Theology (held by some church fathers - … [Read more...]

Eschatology for Laymen

Eschatology for Laymen The Last Things An Eschatology For Laymen George Eldon Ladd I. How to Interpret the Prophetic ScripturesII. What About Israel?III. The Intermediate StateIV. The Second Coming of ChristV. The Language of the Second AventVI. The Antichrist and the Great TribulationVII. The Resurrection and the RaptureVIII. JudgmentIX. The Kingdom of God see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

John Davis : Hermeneutical Issues in the Dispensational Understanding of the Abrahamic Covenant – Quodlibet Journal

Here is a great article on a correct understanding of interpreting the Bible according to its canonical context.  This helps all students of Scripture undrstand what is meant byLiteral interpretation,Bifurcation of the material in the two TestamentsTheological CorrespondenceProgressive RevelationTypologyGrammatical-historical InterpretationThe Unity of the covenantsI love some of these quotes in this article including: Why could not the Old Testament revelation be thought of as the grain of sand, which, after entering the oyster of progressive revelation, has the pearl of additional and deeper concepts added to it without necessarily canceling out the original grain of sand (Fuller 1957, 233)? The history of exegesis seems generally to demonstrate that when the sensus literalis of Scripture has been defined in a positive and more than woodenly literal way (cf. especially Augustine and Luther), resulting in a synthesis of grammatical, historical, and theological understandings, a … [Read more...]

Eschatology + Ecclesiology Equation is a Big Variable in Your Biblical Theology

The chart below is used to explain the overall landscape of the relationship Ecclesiology (doctrine of the church) to Eschatology (Doctrine of last things or end times).  Along the spectrum of Ecclesological position that people take today is Classical Covenant Theology (CCT) at one end and Classical Dispensational theology (CDT) at the other end (CCT---------------------------------------CDT), with several options in the middle (one of which is New Covenant Theology (what is what I currently hold to).  Both sides would claim that they hold to a literal interpretation of the bible. Chart Link:Understanding the Big picture of Eschatology and its relationship to Ecclesiology v 2 - Powered by Google Docs To help one understand this a little better one needs to know how that Ecclesiastical position  defines the people of God throughout time  places the covenants (both biblical and theological) in relationship to each other, and  especially the relationship between the the church with … [Read more...]

Eschatology + Ecclesiology

Does the following chart that I have created trying to show the relationship between how you see the Relationship between the OT and NT and the relationship between the church and Israel, communicate the alternatives that one could hold to well?Understanding the Big picture of Eschatology and its relationship to Ecclesiology v 2 - Powered by Google Docssee also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

Thinking Biblically and Theologically about Eschatology

Dr. Wellum says we should see eschatology through the prism of Gospel, ethics, and Christology.  He saysWhen eschatology is presented in this way, not only is it true to the Scripture, it is also able to move us to action, obedience, worship, and service. Such eschatology will never leave us merely satisfied with this world, but it will orient us towards the future where the church will rightly learn to cry afresh with the church of all ages, “Come, Lord Jesus” (Rev 22:20). Read it at: Thinking Biblially and Theologically about Eschatology see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

Daniel’s Seventy Weeks and the New Exodus by Dr. Peter J. Gentry (SWBTS)

 Read: Daniel’s Seventy Weeks and the New Exodus by Dr. Peter J. Gentry (SWBTS) This is an excellent exegesis and exposition (by Dr. Peter J. Gentry) of Daniel 9 concerning Daniel's prayer and the 70 weeks revelation that is given to Daniel by God as the time and the anointed one (Jesus Christ) put an end to our need for sacrifices in the middle of the 70th week by dying on the cross for sinners. There is no pause between the 69th week and the 70th week since midway in the 70th week is predicted the death of Christ to put away sin. Dr. Gentry says, "457 B.C. (= Artaxerxes’s Commission to Ezra (Ezra 7:11-26), then, is the correct date to begin marking off the seventy sabbaticals because this “word” to rebuild the city is associated with the return of Ezra and the re-establishing of the judiciary, central to the concept of a city (Ezra 7:25,26)."Dr. Gentry also mentions some issues we must pay attention to in our interpretation:  The cultural and historical setting The linguistic and … [Read more...]