Can you elaborate how this analogy explains the concept of 'new covenant theology'.
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Thanks for the clarification, Greg. That makes a lot of sense as I have been looking for this new belief system called, "New covenant theology", and could not find it.
Actually there is a New Covenant Theology:http://www.biblicalstudies.com/bstudy/hermenutics/nct.htmhttp://www.trinitybaptistreformed.org/files/Download/Covenant%20Theology%20Versus%20New%20Covenant%20Theology.pdf
New Covenant Theology Intro: 1. Some see New Covenant Theology as a middle ground between Dispensational Theology and Covenant Theology. 2. Giving a precise outline of New Covenant Theology is difficult because there are differences among those who hold to this system. “It is somewhat difficult to critique New Covenant Theology for at least three reasons. First, New Covenant Theology is not a monolithic movement. New Covenant theologians differ on some of the nuances involved with defining New Covenant Theology. Second, New Covenant Theology is a relatively new school of thought. Though there is much in print on New Covenant Theology, there is no definitive work as yet. Third, one major adherent of New Covenant Theology has recently acknowledged that he will have to modify his understanding of the New Covenant Theology and revise some of his published works” (Barcellos, In Defense of the Decalogue, page 8) I. New Covenant Theology sees a discontinuity between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. A. The New Covenant has a distinctively new character to it 1. The New Covenant law of Christ stands in sharp contrast to the Old Covenant law of Moses. 2. New Covenant Theology teaches that the New Covenant has replaced the Old Covenant. “The primary premise of NCT is that the New Covenant as mediated by Christ is a brand NEW covenant, which totally replaces the Old Covenant:” (From a paper, In Defense of the New Covenant” by Michael W. Adams) B. Where Covenant Theology recognizes the eternal, unchanging nature of God's moral law New Covenant Theology denies this 1. God did not reveal His moral law to Adam, Noah, or even Moses 2. The Ten Commandments were temporary 3. Whatever is repeated from the Old Testament in the New Testament is binding but if it is not repeated it is not binding – again marking a discontinuity between the OT and the NT. (In response to this position Richard Barcellos writes, “It is simply not true that only those things from the Old Testament repeated in the New are still binding. Where is the exegetical basis for such a claim? There is none. Where does the New Testament tell us that the absence of the Old Testament commands is the death knell of such commands?” (Barcellos, In Defense of the Decalogue” Page 86). 4. New Covenant proponents believe that God waited until the coming of Christ to reveal His perfect law. a. Christ has actually changed God’s laws b. The Law of Christ is actually different than the law of Moses – this is distinctively seen with the 4th Commandment
Thank you, Brenda!
That info from Brenda and other like it is why I posted as I did. Let me say this. If you agree with this system, I love you in Jesus and hope you love me the same. I'm not digging under rocks to find areas of disagreement.