Saturday, May 7, 2016

NCT - Useful free pdf's and web resources

By David White on Friday, 11th March 2016 (updated)
Here is a collection of FREE downloads and resources for those interested in gaining an overview of what New Covenant Theology is. Not everything is agreed by everyone. But most of the main distinctives are common ground, and this will be apparent.
New Covenant Theology is all about exalting Christ, bringing full glory to Him in the practical outworking in redeemed, justified, sanctified lives of what He has won and is poured on us and in us through His Spirit.
It is not about winning theological arguments. It is not about 'being right' - it is about being Biblical. It is not about trashing the Old Testament - it is about employing that earlier revelation in the light of the 'spiritual supanova' which the sending of the Son brings. It is not about destroying the Law, it is about seeing that that shadow is now surpassed by the substance it hinted at.
New Covenant Theology wants to see the whole of God's revealed word about Christ, as God intends, and believers walking free in the Spirit as God's children - as He intends
1. New Covenant Theology - Interview with  A.Blake White 
Summary - What Is New Covenant Theology? 
2. New Covenant Theology and the Mosaic Law by Fred G. Zaspel
 A Theological and Exegetical Analysis of Matthew 5:17-20 
3. New Covenant Theology - questions answered by Steve Lehrer
4. What Is New Covenant Theology? by Douglas Goodin (CrossToCrown Ministries)
Part 1
Part 2 
5.  The New Covenant Confession of Faith
Authored by the Elders of New Covenant Bible Fellowship 
6. When Did the Old Covenant End and the New Covenant Begin? by Peter Ditzel
7. Abraham's Four Seeds by John G Reisinger
8. Five Reasons Why I Object to Classic NCT's Definition of the Law of Christ by Todd Braye 
9. Completed By The Spirit by Ed Trefzger
On Sanctification:-
1. David Peterson's Moore College Annual lectures set on Sanctification
2. Moe Bergeron's talks
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
On NCT subjects:
1. Brian Rosner's  Moore College Annual lectures set on Paul and the Law
2. Steve Atkerson on NCT at Sermon Audio
3. New Covenant Theology - A Challenge or a Threat  Frederick Serjant
4. Thomas Shreiner - Galatians
5. John G Reisinger - Paul's View of the Law (1985 John Bunyan Conference) 
6John G Reisinger - Tablets of Stone
8. John Bunyan Conference 2014 (Wellum, Gentry, White, West, McCall) - Address series based on the book 'Kingdom Through Covenant'This is a more technical look at the whole subject of 'covenant' in the Bible.
1. Christ My Covenant 
2. In-Depth Studies
3. Cross To Crown Incorporates Sound Of Grace - John G Reisinger's former site  
4. Word of His Grace Some good articles, downloadable pdf’s (free) here.
Other Links:
1. The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

Friday, August 7, 2015

Free Offer - High Calvinist Pull-string Dolls

I have a hypothetically sufficient supply of my high-Calvinist pull-string dolls that I offer to any and all high-Calvinists. They don't actually exist for them, but hey, they won't want them anyway, so 'no problema,' to use some Spanish lingo and some more commas to boot. But, I will Char-knock them if they disobey my offer, which doesn't really exist for them.
The wind-up high-Calvinist doll with a pull string on the back comes in your favorite high-Calvinist model.*
You pull the string and it says:
"If Christ paid the sins of all, then no one can ever be in Hell."
"If Christ paid the sins of all, then no one can ever be in Hell."
"If Christ paid the sins of all, then no one can ever be in Hell."
"If Christ paid the sins of all, then no one can ever be in Hell."
* The James White doll is currently out of stock.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Redemption and Atonement

Redemption and Atonement,
Not the Same
(From the Theological Magazine.)
BETWEEN atonement and redemption, divines, as yet, so far as I have been acquainted, have made no distinction. They have always considered those terms as conveying one and the same idea. It is thought to be evident, however, that redemption and atonement are, by no means, convertible terms. This evidence arises out of the holy scriptures. Atonement is for sin; redemption is from sin. The word redemption however, in the third chapter of Paul’s epistle to the Romans, and in some other places, signifies the same as atonement. But, in those places it is used by a figure, the effect for the cause. Redemption, in its proper sense, and as the word is used in the holy scriptures, doth not mean, the precious things by which captives are delivered from bondage, but it is deliverance itself. Sinners do not obtain redemption through redemption, but through the precious blood of Christ: his blood is not redemption itself; it is the price of redemption. And it is through this precious blood, that believers have redemption, even the forgiveness of their sins; through this blood they obtain deliverance from eternal death; through this blood also, they obtain the salvation of their souls, even eternal life.

Monday, June 9, 2014

What is new in Christ's new commandment?

From Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, New Command, by Carl B. Hoch, Jr.
New Command

On the night before his death, Jesus gave a new command to his disciples: "Love each other as I have loved you."

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Silencing the law

      Christ crucified, by satisfying the justice of God, brake the thunders of the law and dissolved the frame of all its anathemas. Being made a curse for us, he hath redeemed us from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13), that is, from the sentence of the Law-giver, denounced in his law against the transgressors of it. So that now 'there is no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus' (Romans 8:1) because they are 'dead to the law by the body of Christ' (Romans 7:4). By the body of Christ as slain and raised again, this handwriting of ordinances, which was contrary to us, is taken out of the way by God, being nailed to his cross (Colossians 2:14). He hath abolished the obligation of the moral law as to any condemning power, it being the custom to cancel bonds anciently by piercing the writing with a nail. The ceremonial law was abolished in every regard, since the substance of it was come, and that which it tended to was accomplished; and so one understands, 'having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly'(verse 15), of the ceremonies of the law, called 'principalities and powers' in regard of the divine authority whereby they were instituted. These he spoiled, as the word signifies, unclothing or unstripping, he unveiled them, and showed them to be misty figures that were accomplished in his own person. The flower falls when the fruit comes to appear; grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, grace to obey the precepts, and truth to take away the types.

Monday, May 19, 2014

New Covenant Theology Confusion

People really should try to get the positions of others correct. I am as guilty as anyone as I think most of us are. But we really should try to get what others believe correct. Here is one example:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Christ's Death a Sufficient Sacrifice for All - A Puritan's View

It is sufficient for the salvation of all sinners and the expiation of all sins. The wrath of God was so fully appeased by it, his justice so fully satisfied that there is no barrier to a re-admission into his favour and the enjoyment of the priviledges purchased by it, but man's unbelief. The blood of Christ is a stream, whereof all men may drink; an ocean, wherein all men may bathe. It does not lack value to remove our sins, if we do not lack faith to embrace and plead it. As no sickness was strong enough against the battery of his powerful word when he was in the world; so no guilt is strong enough against the power of his blood, if the terms upon which it is offered by God are accepted by us. It is absolutely sufficient in itself, so that if every son of Adam, from Adam himself to the last man that shall issue from him by natural descent, should by faith sue out [ask God for] the benefit of it, it would be conferred upon them. God has no need to stretch his wisdom to contrive another price, nor Christ any need to reassume the form of a servant to act the part of a bloody sacrifice any more. If any perished by the biting of the fiery serpent, it was not for want of a remedy in God's institution, but from willfulness in themselves. The antitype answers to the type, and wants no more a sufficiency to procure a spiritual good than that to effect the cure of the body.