The book of Jonah falls in the category of the Minor Prophets, but it is not like the other prophetic books; Jonah is very different. This book seems to act more like a narrative than a prophecy because it tells the story about a prophet, rather than written word directly from a prophet in the first person, foretelling of … Continue reading The Promised Covenant of Redemption According to Jonah
Typically, when we think of the OC (Old Covenant) we think of only the Mosaic Covenant made with the people of Israel on Mount Sinai, with all of the old laws that were specific to Israel and their culture, the Ten Commandments, and the requirement for sacrifices and circumcision. These ingredients are often thought to be what … Continue reading What Is The Old Covenant?
I have always found R. Scott Clark to be abundantly clear and precise when it comes to explaining his theology. I appreciate his commitment to the regulative principle of worship and have enjoyed interacting with him once upon a time concerning his volume titled, Recovering the Reformed Confession. Because I’ve found him to be a reliable theologian, … Continue reading On Circumcision & Baptism: Interacting with R. Scott Clark
In the previous post, I made an exegetical distinction between the Abrahamic Covenant and the Covenant of Grace. On one hand, a promise is given to Abraham of descendants more numerous than the stars. On the other hand, he is promised that his descendants would inherit Canaan. In light of the New Testament revelation, we … Continue reading The Substantive Distinction Between the Abrahamic Covenant & the Covenant of Grace Further Discussed
This may be a post where opening your Bibles and following along (very) carefully would be helpful. I am going to make a distinction between a covenant formally established with Abraham, the covenant of circumcision, and the covenant of grace which was promised to Abraham, yet not then established or formalized. Here is a promise … Continue reading The Substantive Distinction Between the Abrahamic Covenant & the Covenant of Grace
The only infallible interpreter of the holy Scripture is the Holy Spirit. This is a central hermeneutical principle we need to consider as we read through the Word of God. Only God can give a sufficient interpretation of His own Word. When we look at any passage of the Bible, one of our very first … Continue reading Colossians 2:16––Abrogation of the 4th Commandment?