The Christ of the Covenants successively treats the various covenants of the Old Testament from an exegetical and biblical-theological perspective. The richness of a covenantal approach to understanding the Bible is presented, along with interaction with other viewpoints.
“In Christ Jesus the covenant of Grace is fulfilled, or consummated. Christ represents not only the deliverance of Israel, but also the judgment of the coming King to bring forth the righteous rule of God on His people who have been wayward. Both themes of judgment and grace are wrapped up in the consummation of the coming Messiah who brings the Holy Spirit in a baptism of fire. In the coming King the eschatological dimension of the Abrahamic covenant and the prophecies of the Old Testament come to light. The everlasting nature of those prophecies and covenants are seen in their present realties in the death and resurrection of the Messiah who expiates the sin of His people and propitiates the wrath of God on behalf of them for eternal salvation. The covenant of Jeremiah 31 especially demonstrates this eschatological continuity into fulfillment, its expectation of consummation upon the return of the Christ, and the end of the fallen dimension of sin. In the new kingdom all will know the Lord, from the least to the greatest. The form of the Old Covenant passes away but the promises of the covenant are fulfilled in Christ. Types, shadows and ceremonies have no use in the fulfilled covenant. The promises to the covenant community are fulfilled and their future community of bliss is established. The actual oneness of the redeemed sinner with God is the final expectation in the New Covenant that is consummated and ratified in Jesus Christ.” –Dr. C. Matthew McMahon
Page Count: 304
Publisher: P&R Publishing
Christ of the Covenants by O. Palmer Robertson:
- Item Price: $10.95
- Listed On: April 04, 2012