The New Covenant

In our continued push to clarify the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ it has been become astounding, at least to me, how much biblical doctrine the visible church in our time has either lost or has totally ignored. As we have dug deep into God’s Word to determine the truth, God has blessed our efforts and I want to thank both Dr. James White of the Dividing Line and Dr. Michael Horton and the rest of the commentators of The White Horse Inn in pointing me in the right direction. I listened to the latest White Horse Inn show today titled “The New Covenant” and have been trying to figure out how to write something to complement it, but there is no way I can even come close.

Here is the link to the show. Enjoy and be blessed.

Soli Deo Gloria!

12 thoughts on “The New Covenant

  1. Having read the chapter on justification from Horton’s new Systematic Theology, I was hopeful of an excellent review of the New Covenant in this recording. I was not disappointed! I think it was a solid, biblical defense and explanation of the New Covenant and the origin and proper place of God’s Moral Law. They did not get into the details that drive them to their paedobaptist doctrine. The book I recommended has an excellent review of this, from which I extracted a one-page summary, here: http://defendingcontending.com/2011/03/19/covenantal-dichotomism-2/

  2. My favorite part was when they were discussing how the covenant that was done away with was the one cut at Sinai, but not the one cut with Abraham. Very important that we get that. Thanks for the link Manfred.

  3. I valued the discussion of the distinction between the moral law – which was codified on Sinai – and the ceremonial and civil laws, which proceeded from Sinai. New Covenant Theology insists that the Old Covenant was issued as a complete, inseparable covenant that cannot be split into its moral, ceremonial, and civil components. This recording helps clarify the biblical record.

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  5. Mike,

    Due to the limited time on my aircard I couldn’t listen or watch the above but here are some Scriptures:

    Galatians 2:16

    “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.”

    Galatians 3:10-18

    “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyong who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them” But that no one is justified by the law is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” Yet the law in not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.” Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might recieve the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Brethren, I speak in the manner of men: Though it is only a man’s covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it. Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “and to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed.” who is Christ. And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect. For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.”

    2 Corinthians 3:4-13

    “And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels. For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious. Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech–unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away.”

  6. Correcting a missing word:

    In Galatians that one sentence should read “….That the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later…”

    I left out ‘years’ above.

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