Friday, February 01, 2013

Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants

Let me recommend the following book: 
Kingdom Through Covenant - A Biblical-Theological understanding of the Covenants by Peter J. Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum

.Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the CovenantsI am currently reading the 3rd chapter where the authors talk about the Bible as a "Word Act Revelation" which is very enlightening and beneficial.  

Here are some quotes: 
..."Events are never left as self-interpreting, there  was always a divinely initiated prophetic or apostolic word of interpretation.  .... without God's acts the words would be empty, without his words the acts would be blind."  
It is not enough to read the scripture in a "thin" manner, i.e., as isolated text apart from the whole.  Instead we must read text in a thick way, i.e., in light of the entire canon of Scripture. ... It is also another way of speaking about he 'fuller meaning' of scripture or what has been labelled "sensus plenior"... it is for this reason that the New testament's interpretation of the Old Testament becomes definitive in helping us interpret the details of the Old Testament, since later revelation brings with it greater clarity and understanding.  In other words, we must carefully allow the New Testament to show us how the Old Testament is brought to fulfillment in Christ.  

It has great explanation that fairly represents the different varieties of Dispensational and Covenant Theology.  
buy it (click on the link above), read it, and lets dialogue,

1 comment:

  1. Pastor, I'm glad to see you recommend this book. It's in my Amazon wishlist, just waiting to be bought! :)