Archive for the ‘Covenant Theology’ Category

Is the promised land a symbol of paradise?

January 30, 2012 Comments off

In his book “The Christ of the Covenants,” O. Palmer Robertson argues that the land promise to Abraham was meant to typify the traditional Christian hope of entering paradise. But the typology of Israel’s entry into the land of promise under the leadership of Joshua, and their conquest of the seven nations of the Canaanites dwelling there seems to discredit that interpretation. Similarly the return of the Jews after the exile in Babylon, to a province of the Persian kings, seems to have little in common with a future paradise. Robertson wrote: [1]
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Dr. Reluctant, R. L. Reymond, and the land promise

January 29, 2012 Comments off

Dr. Reluctant reviewed “A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith” by Robert L. Reymond, and here I discuss some comments in that post about the land promise. Dr. Reluctant describes himself as a “reluctant dispensationalist.” He  wrote: Read more…

Covenant Theology and the land promise

January 27, 2012 Comments off

A quotation from a recent book by Greg Nichols on how the promise of the land of Canaan to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their progeny is viewed from the point of view of Covenant Theology was posted recently at this blog. [1] Nichols wrote: Read more…

M. G. Kline, Armageddon, and discrete millennialism

December 26, 2011 Comments off

In his article “Har Magedon: The End of the Millennium,” [1] Meredith G. Kline reviewed a previous study by C. C. Torrey on the Hebrew term translated as har magedōn, and showed how this is significant for the millennium debate. Kline identified this as a reference to Mount Zaphon or Mount Zion, and said it is parallel or equivalent to har moēd in Isaiah 14:3, the “Mount of Assembly.” He wrote: [2]

This in turn proves to be of critical significance in the millennium debate. For it adds a final, decisive point to the traditional amillennial argument for the identification of the conflict marking the end of the millennium (Rev 20:7–10) with the climactic battle of the great day of the Lord to which the Apocalypse repeatedly returns, as in the Rev 16:12–16 account of the Har Magedon encounter itself and the Rev 19:11–21 prophecy of the war waged by the messianic judge. Read more…

Meredith G. Kline and the Seventieth Week

August 2, 2011 Comments off

Meredith G. Kline (1922-2007) was a Presbyterian minister who taught the Old Testament at several theological seminaries. He was professor emeritus at Westminster Seminary, California. He became an expert on ancient treaties, and their connections with the covenants found in the Bible.

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Some problems in Covenant Theology

May 13, 2011 3 comments

Paul Henebury recently wrote about Some Problems I Have With Covenant Theology (2). He cited some examples where authors seem to discount or ignore the land, in their discussions of the promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Henebury wrote:

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