new covenant

  1. RobertPGH1981

    Covenant Renewal classified as "Judaizers"

    In my ESV Study bible under Chapter 2 it outlines what it calls "Spectrum of Early Beliefs about How Christians Should Relate to the Law of Moses". I suppose when the study bible refers to the law of Moses it really is focused on the Ceremonial Law (ie. Circumcision, Burnt Offering). I recognize...
  2. RobertPGH1981

    Popular Works dealing with Jesus' Fulfillment of the Law

    Hello All, Looking for recommendations on popular works related to Jesus' fulfillment of the law centered around Matt 5:17-20. Any suggestions linked to the following topics: 1. Law/Gospel 2. Tripartite Division 3. Matt 5:17-20 commentary 4. Other Thanks, Rob
  3. RobertPGH1981

    Matt 5:17-20 - Resources that deal with this passage

    Hello All, Looking for resources that deal extensively with the statements found in Matt 5:17-20. I have a few commentaries on this already but I want to find out if there was anything written on this specifically. Seems like the interpretation of this sways heavily depending on the theological...
  4. brandonadams

    Aquinas’ Distinction Between Membership in the New Covenant and the era of the New Covenant

    Augustine limits the Old Covenant to temporal, earthly promises and argues that OT saints were saved by the New Covenant. Aquinas followed Augustine on this point, citing him several times in Summa Theologica I-II, 106-107 (Old “Law” = Old Covenant; New “Law” = New Covenant). The Catechism...
  5. RobertPGH1981

    Old Testament era Baptism

    Hello All, So forgive my ignorance here but Baptism isn't a topic I researched much from an OT perspective. I was trying to understand the significance of the baptisms that took place by John since they were still under the Old Covenant practices. It is understood that the covenant sign of...
  6. C. Matthew McMahon

    Primitive Baptism by Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708)

    Primitive Baptism and Therein Infant’s and Parent’s Rights by Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708) Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708) was a nonconformist divine, a meek and spirited Reformed preacher, and scholarly linguist. This wonderful work by Matthew Sylvester is an exegetical triumph of proper...
  7. Von

    Parties in the New Covenant.

    This might be one of those stupid questions... Is the New Covenant made with Christ and we partake of it because we are IN Him? OR Is the New Covenant made with the church (invisible) and Christ is the mediatior? OR Both of the above.
  8. Krak3n

    Hebrews 8 and the difference between the OT and NT.

    I've noticed in some other discussions dealing with the relationship between the Covenants, specifically regarding the validity of baptizing households, that often the question arises as to how the saints in the Old Covenant were dealt with by God. Let me be as transparent as possible. I was...
  9. Panegyric

    'Membership,' and covenant breaking

    Especially between Presbyterians & Baptists, the unbreakableness of the New Covenant has been much controverted as a possible way of resolving the debate over subjects of baptism (see this thread for instance). The unbreakableness of the New Covenant is usually deduced from Jeremiah 31:32 (cf...
  10. mshingler

    Eph. 2:12 and "covenants of promise"

    In Eph. 2:12, Paul states that Gentiles were formerly "strangers to the covenants of promise." Does this refer to how the OT covenants promised and looked forward to the coming of Christ, which is now fulfilled, or does it mean covenants that promised, by grace, all the blessings of the Covenant...
  11. R

    Restoration and Post-Exilic Covenant

    This weekend I heard it taught that the predictions of great glory, blessing, and prosperity following the Restoration from Babylonian Exile went essentially unfulfilled, that the post-Exilic period was one of overwhelming spiritual failure and disappointment in Israel. This really took me by...
  12. C

    Unbelievers in New Covenant using Hebrews 10 and other verses

    I am studying paedobaptism right now (and currently coming from a credobaptist perspective) and watched a video discussing paedobaptism by Richard Pratt. He mentioned unbelievers being in the new covenant and used Hebrews 10 (v 28-31 I believe) to support this view. I know that the...