Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jason Robertson on Covenant Theology

What is Covenant Theology, and who subscribes to it? Jason Robertson starts off by explaining what Covenant Theology is not:
  • It is not a response to dispensationalism — for dispensationalism, in fact, did not even exist until the nineteenth century.
  • It does not teach paedobaptism, covenant successionism, paedocommunionism, or baptismal regenerationism.
  • It does not teach any kind of philosophy of education such as homeschooling or Christian schools.
  • It is not sectarian, but has roots from the early church to all the branches of the Reformed church.
  • It is not anti-Semitic nor "replacement theology", but CT teaches the fulfillment of the promises to Israel in the person and the work of the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, who established the church in organic continuity with Israel, not a separate replacement entity.

    Covenant Theology is a system of theology that explains the entire Bible in one systematized story organized around three great covenants (Redemption, Works, Grace). CT is a hermeneutic, an approach to understanding Scripture, biblically explaining the unity of biblical revelation.
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