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This may be an oversimplification, but truly, it's the best answer I have for this. Moral Law deals with our relationship to God and to our fellow man. Moral law can all be traced back to Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV quoted below) 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and ...


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I think it is as easy as you suspect. Hebrews does focus on the superiority of the New Covenant a little more from the ceremonial perspective than does some of the other Epistles, as this had more meaning to a Jewish audience. However this superiority of the blood of Christ, versus blood of bulls only has meaning as it satisfies the moral demands of the ...


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The Covenant of Redemption in the Bible Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and ...


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Who first developed this concept of a covenant of grace? Much like the doctrine of the trinity, to proponents of the doctrine, the answer is, "It comes from the Bible." But obviously the actual historical development and refinement of definitions is less straight-forward than that. But do keep in mind that to those explicating covenant theology, all they're ...


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Reformed theology's view of the "covenants" of scripture is that they are administrations of a single covenant, a covenant of grace. Thus the "new covenant" that Christ talks about is seen as something that in many ways had existed long prior. As Louis Berkhof writes: The covenant of grace, as it is revealed in the New Testament, is essentially the same ...


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Outline from some RCIA material on the Six Covenants This outline is backed up by various Cathechism articles and the Catholic Encyclopedia. I have included some of the scriptural references that I have in the notes. The Catholic Church teaches that there are six covenants. But first ... What is a Covenant? God’s Covenants are ways that he reveals ...


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The word dispensation has been around for a long time, long before John Darby founded Dispensationalism, and the use of it is not unique to his followers. Covenant theologian Vern Poythress writes: Virtually all branches of the church, and all ages of the church, have believed that there are distinctive epochs or “dispensations” in God’s government of ...


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John Knox, the leader of the Reformation in Scotland, wrote to Calvin in 1559, asking for his view on whether it be lawful to admit to the Sacrament of Baptism the children of idolators and excommunicated persons before their parents have testified their repentance. In reply Calvin said he had consulted colleagues in Geneva and all were agreed. God's ...


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The Heidelberg Catechism says that baptism has replaced circumcision. (Emphasis mine). Q & A 74 Q. Should infants also be baptized? A. Yes. Infants as well as adults are included in God’s covenant and people, and they, no less than adults, are promised deliverance from sin through Christ’s blood and the Holy Spirit who produces ...


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In a limited sense, yes, some Reformed paedobaptists have supported this: the presentation of slave children for baptism by their masters was practiced and supported in the Presbyterian Church in the USA in the antebellum period. However, I find no evidence that adult slaves were baptized except upon their own conversion (that is, not when the master was ...


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Many reformed theologians would begin a discussion on the topic of covenants with the way they understand the biblical covenants to be formulated. God uses language and objects we understand to relate His truth to us. Many Reformed theologians also believe that he used a covenantal structure called a suzreinty vassal treaty which was common among the ...


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In Covenant Theology, the Noahic Covenant is often called the "covenant of common grace" or the "covenant of nature." Still, it is seen as linked to the Covenant of Grace. This isn't the only place that a "covenant of common grace" or even a "universal covenant" appears in covenant theology. John Frame argues that the "Edenic covenant" (his preferred term ...


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In this sermon by James Orr, a prominent Presbyterian minister of the 19th century, we have some guidance on this question: http://biblehub.com/sermons/auth/orr/the_ratification_of_the_covenant.htm He makes a few points, here quoted: (1) Moses "builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel" (ver. 4). ...


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As to when the New Covenant came into force, the answer is simple: For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. (Hebrews 9:16-17, KJV) David VanDrunen (Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian ...


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The origin of today's "Free Grace Theology" movement is typically associated with Lewis Sperry Chafer, the famous dispensationalist, and one of its leading proponents has been Zane Hodges (of Dallas Theological Seminary, a major dispensationalist institution). In Major Bible Themes, Chafer writes: The Scriptures are violated and the whole doctrine of ...


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Covenant Theology is the framework of understanding Scripture through the lens of covenants. The Redemption Covenant being the primary oldest one and fulfilled in Christ Jesus. The other two are works and grace. So, with that in mind, we know the reality that Christ purchased His people with His blood. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the ...


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Correct. Dr. Scott Hahn mentions 6 Covenants as outlined by St. Irenaeus of Lyon in the 2nd Century: 1: Adam and Eve (Gen. 1:26-2:3) 2: Noah and his family (Genesis 9:8-17) 3: Abraham and descendants (Gen 12,17, and 22) 4: Moses and Israelites (Exodus 19, 3, and 6) 5: David and the Kingdom (2 Samuel 7) 6: Jesus and His Church (Matthew 26:28 and 16:17-19) A ...


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FWIW, this is not "Official from the Vatican" teaching, but it is something that I've participated in as part of Catechist training. Mark Hart, (the VP of Life Teen, a Catholic youth outreach program) has a great series of programs on reading the Bible as a story composed as a series of covenants Called T3 Teen Timeline. I believe it's a pared down Teen-...


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To try and give a simple answer... Covenant theology and Biblical theology is(are?) apples and oranges. Biblical theology is more in the category with Systematic Theology so to speak. Where Systematic Theology sets out categories and asks what does the Bible as a whole say about each category, Biblical theology asks what are the theological themes in the ...


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Proponents of Biblical Theology do not break away from Covenant Theology, but try to attempt to preserve Covenant Theology from the dangers they see in a trend away from objective truth into subjective experience based theology. Even systematic theology (where most covenant theology has been deposited) can turn into just a set of dogmatic asserted by people ...


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Before getting to the specific difference you asked for, I think it's necessary to understand the various ways in which the term is used - particularly the legal definition. In Reformed theology, the relationship between God and His people is often couched in legal terms, particularly in relation to Covenant Theology. In browsing all of the various ...


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