Questions tagged [covenant-theology]
Framework associated with Reformed theology, based on the concept of covenant, for understanding the Bible
On the covenants in the initiation of becoming a Christian
Circumcision is part of the covenant process in the old testament, and is replaced by Paul’s spiritual interpretation of sacrifice in the new testament. I would have thought this covenant is ...
Which Biblical Theology frameworks are currently taught in the Southern Baptist seminaries?
There are two major frameworks of Biblical Theology in Protestant Christianity: Dispensationaliam and Covenant Theology. Simplistically, Dispensationaliam says there is a big discontinuity between ...
Can God replace his covenent with Abraham?
In the book of Genesis, God makes the covenant of circumcision with Abraham for him and his descendants. In verse 7 we are told this is an everlasting covenant. How does this go in hand with the fact ...
How many covenants has God established with humanity and are any of them everlasting?
I found this interesting partial quote from today’s Morning & Evening devotional by Charles Spurgeon. It’s about the “Covenant of Grace”: Jesus is the representative head of His people. In ...
How is "Free Grace Theology" linked with dispensationalism?
I have a somewhat vague understanding of dispensationalism and Covenant theology, and have until now preferred the latter to the former because it seems simpler and hence more intuitive. I recently ...
Did John Calvin believe that the grandchildren of a believer are entitled to infant baptism?
In Calvinism, the children of believers are considered "members of the covenant" and as a sign of that covenant, they are baptized as infants. Practically speaking, this means that if at least one ...
According to Reformed Covenant theology, how were the people of Israel "purchased" per Exodus 15:16?
In the triumphal song of Moses, it is mentioned in 15:15 that the people were purchased. Exodus 15:16 Terror and dread fall upon them; because of the greatness of your arm, they are still ...
How do Covenant Theologians explain the Noahic covenant?
In Covenant Theology, the Covenant of Grace is a singular overarching covenant God makes with his people. The various Biblical covenants are understood to be expressions or administrations of this ...
What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about covenant theology?
In Reformed theology, there are summary theological constructs termed the covenant of works, the covenant of grace, and the covenant of redemption. In short, the covenant of works encompasses the path ...
In Reformed Covenant Theology, why does the covenant sign of circumcision pass away but the Abrahamic covenant of which it was the sign of does not?
Galatians 3:16-18 denies that the Mosaic covenant annulled the promises of the Abrahamic and proceeds to argue the Christian gospel on the basis of the Abrahamic covenant against the idea of salvation ...
According to Reformed theology, when did the New Covenant start?
When instituting the Lord's Supper, Jesus Christ said (Luke 22:20, NIV): In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out ...
Why do Covenant theologians use the word "dispensation," and what do they mean by it?
The first time I read the Westminster Confession of Faith, a confession reflecting Covenant (or Reformed) theology, I was surprised to see the word dispensations used in it: There are not therefore ...
What do you call the adherents of Covenant Theology (CT) and New Covenant Theology (NCT)?
An adherent of Dispensationalism is called a "dispensationalist" but would the proper term for an adherent of Covenant Theology and New Covenant Theology be, respectively, "Covenant Theologian" and "...
Do Reformed paedobaptists call for the baptism of household servants, just as Abraham's servants were circumcised?
In Genesis 17:9–13 we read: 9 And God said to Abraham, “As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations. 10 This is my covenant, which you ...
What is the biblical basis for the Covenant of Redemption?
In Covenant Theology the Covenant of Redemption is an eternal agreement made between the members of the Trinity in which the Son of God agrees to become incarnate and die for the the sins of God's ...
What is the origin of the Covenant of Grace?
In Covenant Theology the Covenant of Grace refers to an overarching theological covenant which God made on the basis of grace. The various Biblical covenants such as Abraham's, the Mosaic/Deuteronomic,...
What is the old covenant of Hebrews 8:6?
But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises. ~ ...
What are the main differences between Reformed Protestant Biblical Theology and Covenant Theology?
I have mostly studied theology by people who have their views labeled as Covenant Theology, by the label makers. Recently, I have studied views of some who prefer the label, Biblical Theology. I have ...
What is the difference between a covenant and a contract?
Specifically as used by the Reformed theological tradition, what is meant by the term "covenant"? How is this different than other forms of agreements under assorted names in English like contract, ...
How are the different covenants related to or different from each other?
In church traditions that subscribe to Reformed theology it is common to refer to God's relationship to men in terms of covenants -- agreements between God and His people in which God makes specific ...
How can I tell the difference between the Moral law and other laws in the old testament?
Many Christians believe that there are three kinds of law in the Old Testament: The moral law that declares how man should live. The civil law that was the legal structures for the ancient nation of ...