Puritan Board Graduate
The new covenant is superior to the old because we have Christ revealed to us. We worship him by name and know him as he was revealed to us through the incarnation. Are we not going back to the types and shadows of the old covenant if we are restricted to the psalms in worship?
It seems to me that the EP position fails to account for the redemptive historical nature of the psalms.
But, thats the beauty of the Psalms...Christ is everywhere! Does Psalm 22 simply speak of a "type" of Christ or is it pointing to Christ Himself? I personally, don't see that we are restricted in any way....the Psalms are rich in the knowledge of Christ the Messiah even though they don't refer to Him by name! Martin Luther once said something along the lines of... "we should be diligent to read the old testament because on every page of the Bible we see a shadow of Christ." He is the fulfillment of what the Psalms speak of- Luke 24:44 So why would we see this as a returning to the old covenant?? The Psalms speak so richly of Christ, I don't see it as a burden or a restriction...but glorifying praise to God for what He has done in His Son!!