The Various Branches of New Covenant Theology

New Covenant Theology is not monolithic, but has a spectrum of positions when it comes to how the covenants work together.  some of the viewpoints that I have found in the following article include:  Statutes NCT (Greg Gibson) Subset NCT (Steve Lehrer) Classic NCT / New Law Giver NCT (John Reisinger, Jon Zens, Gary Long, Tom Wells, & Fred Zaspel) Picture-Fulfillment New Covenant Theology While this may not be the full spectrum you can read more on this spectrum atChrist, Our Covenant: The Various Branches of New Covenant Theology see also … [Read more...]

What We Believe | New Covenant Theology

2What We Believe | New Covenant Theology Submitted by Randy Seiver on Mon, 09/13/2010 - 00:40 We believe there is only one God, creator of heaven and earth. This God exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the only rule to teach us what we must believe and practice (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We believe that all are sinners by nature and by choice. All are guilty before God and deserve his wrath and curse forever. Our very best falls short of meeting his righteous demands and cannot merit his favor. We believe the salvation of sinners is the sovereign work of God alone. As sinners, we cannot contribute to it in any way. Even the faith by which sinners lay hold of Christ is the work of sovereign grace, not the work of sinful nature. We believe that apart from the grace and mercy of God, the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, and his … [Read more...]

New Covenant Theology and the Mosaic Law

If you want to understand how the New covenant relations to the Mosaic Law read: New Covenant Theology and the Mosaic Law see also … [Read more...]

What Is New Covenant Theology? | NCJ

Here is a good overview ofWhat Is New Covenant Theology? | NCJCT = Covenant TheologyNCT = New Covenant TheologyDT = Dispensational Theologysome of the salient points include: New Covenant Theology is not new Covenant Theology. New Covenant Theology is basically a biblical-theological understanding of the purpose of Scripture, an explanation of its primary theme, a way of describing how the Bible itself puts together its various parts. New Covenant Theology does not question the integrity or motives of those who hold to CT and DT. Covenant Theology assumes two covenants between God and man: The Covenant of Works and The Covenant of Grace.  Covenant Theology believes that from Genesis 3 through the end of Revelation, the Bible’s primary message is the outworking of the Covenant of Grace. Dispensationalism believes that God has planned a succession of different dispensations throughout history, both past, present, and future Dispensationalism  claims it is of major importance to … [Read more...]

The Master’s Seminary Journal: New Covenant Theology

The Master's Seminary Journal discusses New Covenant Theology (CT)Reading opposing viewpoints has helped me in understanding the differences in CT, NCT, and DT.  The Volume 18, Number 2, Fall 2007 of the Master's Seminary Journal is extremely helpful in defining terms, making proper theological distinctions when it comes to this kid of theological discussion.  While I don't buy into a particular version of NCT yet, I do lean toward NCT with some exceptions.  Unlike versions of CT and DT, NCT makes Christ the priority of the Scriptures.    Read this critique and disagreement of NCT  in the Master's seminary Journal - fall, 2007 issue - which is dedicated entirely to New Covenant Theology (NCT).  You can order a copy by calling the Seminary at (818) 782-6488 or on-line at Ask for Volume 18, Number 2, Fall 2007.The Journal titles/authors are: Introduction to New Covenant Theology, by Dennis M. Swanson New Covenant Theology and the Old Testament Covenants, by … [Read more...]

Theological Systems Compared

Theological Systems Compared: " Dispensationalism - Progressive DispensationalismCovenant Theology - New Covenant Theology Legend:DISP - DispensationalismPD - Progressive DispensationalismCT - Covenant TheologyNCT - New Covenant Theology Definition of Terms:Physical Israel - physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and JacobSpiritual Israel - the elect of God, all those in Christ, whether Jew or GentileUniversal Church - all the elect of God from all timeVisible Church - a local assembly of baptized believers in Christ, joined by covenant for worship and fellowship (These statements are generally true of those who hold to a specific system of theology, however this list is not to be considered comprehensive. Some of this material has been compiled from several resources available online and some of it is original work resulting from the study of these issues by Phillip M. Way.)1. Stance regarding the Doctrines of Grace DISP - Usually not CalvinisticPD - Some not CalvinisticCT - Almost … [Read more...]

Theological Systems Compared � TIME in the Word Ministries

Here is a good comparison between Dispensational Theology, Progressive Dispensational Theology, Covenant Theology and New Covenant Theology:Theological Systems Compared � TIME in the Word Ministries see also … [Read more...]

Responding to R. Scott Clark’s Theses on Covenant Theology

I appreciate Dr. R.K. MacGregor Write for writing up this response to Dr. R. Scott Clark's Theses on Covenant Theology. It is God-centered, Bible saturated, Grace-loving,and passion producing Theology. I have generally came to embrace the basic themes associated with what Dr. R.K. MacGregor Wright is teaching here, as I see it as the most biblical way of understanding how the Bible fits together. These responses will help clarify a Biblical framework necessary for interpreting Scripture accurately, a Biblical understanding of and relationship to God's Covenants and the Law.• R. Scott Clark 1.pdf• R. Scott Clark 2.pdf• R. Scott Clark 3.pdf• R. Scott Clark 4.pdf• R. Scott Clark 5.pdf• R. Scott Clark 6.pdf• R. Scott Clark 7.pdf• R. Scott Clark 8.pdf• R. Scott Clark 9.pdf• R. Scott Clark 10.pdf• R. Scott Clark 11.pdf• R. Scott Clark 12.pdf• R. Scott Clark 13.pdf• R. Scott Clark 14.pdf• R. Scott Clark 15.pdf• R. Scott Clark 16.pdf• R. Scott Clark 17.pdf• R. Scott Clark 18.pdf• R. Scott … [Read more...]

The Parable of the Two Trains: Old/New Covenants (Part 3)

Here is part 3 of: The Parable of the Two Trains: Old/New Covenants (3) by Pastor Mark Webb. In the first article I sought to illustrate Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism using the figure of trains, tracks, and engineers.Covenant Theology was depicted as one train (i.e. God’s people) running through history on one track (i.e. one covenant of grace) picking up passengers as it goes. At the appropriate time, Christ replaces Moses as engineer (i.e. a change of covenant administra­tors). Dispensationalism was depicted as two separate trains (i.e. Israel and the Church) running one at a time through history on two separate tracks (i.e. two distinct covenants), with Moses the engineer of one train and Christ the engineer of the other. In the last article, I set forth an alternative model: A train called “Moses” runs through the Old Testament age bringing its passengers over to a station where a train called “Jesus” awaits on another set of tracks. A call goes out that all … [Read more...]

The Parable of the Two Trains: Old/New Covenants (2)

Here is part 2 of The Parable of the Two Trains: Old/New Covenants by Mark Webb: Previously I sought to illustrate the differences between Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism by the use of trains and train tracks. Let me quickly review. Covenant Theology was described as one train on one track but with two engineers. Originally, Moses was the engineer as it chugged its way through the Old Testament times. Then, at the juncture of the Old and New ages, Christ replaces Moses as the new engineer. This model seeks to emphasize the continuity of Covenant Theology. There’s only one covenant (one track) but two admin­istrators (two engineers)–first, Moses, and, later, Jesus. The passengers on this train can be called “Israel” or “the Church” interchangeably. Dispensationalism, on the other hand, was depicted as two separate trains on two separate tracks. One train has Moses as its engi­neer and runs on the Old Covenant track. Its passengers are called “Israel”. … [Read more...]