Parable of the Two Trains – by Pastor Mark Webb

Parable of the Two Trains Several years ago, I posted links to a small series entitled The Parable of the Two Trains by Mark Webb, which was [and still is] the best analogy concerning the relationship between the old and new covenants I’d ever have come across. This modern-day parable will help you in your study of Scripture by explaining the big picture of the Biblical story, the differences between law and grace, as well as are some of the questions surrounding Covenant and Dispensational theology.   This parable is separated into 4 parts or 4 different posts so you can have good breaking points to ponder the Biblical Theology found in it.  It will help you see the continuity and discontinuity between the Old Covenant and New Covenant, ss you see the covenantal conditions and the relationship between the mediators of the covenants.   You will also gain an appreciation of how the biblical fits together (it's continuity) between the Old and New Testaments, as well as how the … [Read more...]

New Covenant Theology Distinctives by Gary Long, www.SoloChristo.com

New Covenant Theology Distinctives by Gary Long New Covenant Theology Distinctives by Gary Long, www.SoloChristo.com WHAT IS NCT AND WHAT ARE SOME OF ITS MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS? A. Presuppositions The Existence of God is a first truth, “for he who comes to God must believe that He is” (Heb. 11:6). The Scriptures are inspired, infallible, relevant, authoritative revelation from the triune God; therefore, the Bible as His written “word is truth” (John 17:17). The final revelation of God the Father is in the eternal Son of God (Heb. 1:2), Jesus Christ, who is the Word of God, full of grace and truth (John 1:1, 14, 17); therefore, no one can “know the Father, except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him (Matt. 11:27). There is no authentic leading of the Holy Spirit that is not contextually wedded to the words of the Bible (Acts 17:11; Rom. 8:14; I Cor. 2:10-11; I Thess. 1:5; II Tim. 2:15; see II Pet. 1:20-21). B. The NeedThere is a need for New Covenant Theology (NCT) … [Read more...]

The Various Branches of New Covenant Theology

The Various Branches of New Covenant Theology via Christ, Our Covenant by Steve Fuchs on 2/28/09 Like other systems of theology, there are various branches of New Covenant Theology (NCT). Although all proponents of each branch believe Christ fulfilled the Old Covenant (OC) Laws perfectly in his person, and insist on faith in his work and person for salvation, there are at least 4 branches of NCT that can be distinguished from one another. This analysis is relatively brief in its attempt to give an overview of the current strains of NCT, some of which you may already be familiar with, and some you may not. In particular, its purpose is to identify this blog's strain -Picture-Fulfillment NCT- within the overall NCT dialogue, along with some of the names associated with each branch. It is *not* an exhaustive description of NCT nor of the individual branches, but in 'Cliff Notes' fashion attempts to highlight meaningful distinctions between them as a service to those outside (and … [Read more...]

Grace in the Triad: NCT ThinkTank 2011 Conference Videos

Grace in the Triad: NCT ThinkTank 2011 Conference Videos Session 1 John “Jack” Jeffery Severino Pancaro: The Law in the Fourth Gospel – The Metamorphosis of “Nomistic Termini” and The Law in the Fourth Gospel – The Transferal of Symbols for the Law to Jesus in the Fourth Gospel. Session 2 John Jack Jeffery Carl F. H. Henry, “The Holy Spirit and Christian Ethics”. Session 3 Dustin Segers NCT and Apologetics Session 4 Joseph Krygier God’s Glorious Mission – Toward a Biblical Theology view of Mission(s) Rooted in the Attributes of God Session 5 Ed Trefzger Apart from us they should not be made perfect: A survey of views on Church and Israel (including a surprising NCT view) Session 6 Ed Trefzger Apart from us they should not b perfect – my thoughts on an NCT-informed view of OT/NT saints and the Church. Session 7 Chad Bresson The Incarnation of the Abstract: New Covenant Theology and the Enfleshment of the Law Session 8 Dustin Segers NCT and Social Justice – Is the … [Read more...]

A Middle Ground approach to The Law of Moses

Justin Taylor does gives a good summary how the New Covenant is actually a different covenant (and a better covenant - (Heb. 7:22) and a superior covenat (Heb. 8:) than the Old Covenant while maintaining God's unity of purpose across the covenants.  Since the New Covenant is made with a reconstituted covenant people (Matthew 21:33-43, Romans 9-11) that involves a new order(Hebrews 9:10), and a new set of governing laws and principles.  The establishment of the New Covenant has made the Old Covenant with its stipulations obsolete (2 Corinthians 3:14, Hebrews 8:13, 9:1, etc.). It a middle ground approach (neither Covenantal or Dispensational) that I believe is very profitable.  it will relieve you from the logical fallacies of Classical Covenant Theology or Classical Dispensational Theology. The Law of Moses and the Christian – Justin Taylor see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

Handling the Old Testament

IDS Hour: Handling the OT Part 10  Right click to download mp3 audio here  IDS Hour: Handling the OT Part 9  Right click to download mp3 audio here IDS Hour: Handling the OT Part 8   Right click to download mp3 audio here IDS Hour: Handling the OT Part 7   Right click to download mp3 audio here   IDS Hour: Handling the OT Part 6   Right click to download mp3 audio here   IDS Hour: Handling the OT Part 5   Right click to download mp3 audio here   IDS Hour: Handling the OT Part 4   Right click to download mp3 audio here   IDS Hour: Handling the OT Part 3   Right click to download mp3 audio here   IDS Hour: Handling the OT Part 2   Right click to download mp3 audio here   IDS Hour: Handling the OT Part 1 Right click to download mp3 audio here see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

NCT, CT, DT Diagram

Humm, is this diagram really stating what a person espousing that position would agree to or is it defining a position without respect to what the conversation is in that theological position?NCT, CT, DT_Diagram see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

New Covenant Theology Books

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqUoHBBdxus see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

SermonAudio.com – New Covenant Theology

While I lead toward NCT of Dr. Thomas Schreiner, Don Carson, Fred Zaspel, and Tom Wells, it is also helpful to listen to a critique from a man I highly highly respect. SermonAudio.com - New Covenant Theology - Critique by Jim Renihan Maybe I am wrong, and need correcting in this issue, but I want to be Biblical in that I want God's intended meaning of the scriptural revelation of Himself and not mine or someone else's tradition, culturally conditioned experience or opinion about the facts becoming a greater authority that Scripture itself.   see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

New Covenant Theology: 1 Cor 9:20-21

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsNZt7erdks see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]