A Gospel-Centered Manifesto Part 3

A right eschatology does not liberate us from the present; it liberates us for the present. An Aside: Apocalyptic language and metaphor As Matthew Malcolm4 shares, If you’ve encountered the opinion that unless we interpret the Bible “literally” we are not doing justice to it, this could be a useful resource: The Charge of Replacement […]

A Gospel-Centered Manifesto Part 2

Christological Focus1 But the greatest challenge (and the greatest privilege) in preaching the Old Testament is finding the way that it points to Christ and bringing that to the congregation in a way that clearly honors the Old Testament passage and makes much of Christ. This is not a call for importing some artificial connection […]

Who Is Israel?

My initial thoughts coming out of my studies as of late regarding the descendants of Abraham. Please remember these are still forming and are not exactly concrete in my thinking, but they’re close! I reserve the right to tweak and change my thoughts as I continue. presents the Abrahamic Covenant with characteristics that should be […]

[Archeology] A Dead Sea Scroll of Stone

A three-foot-tall tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew that scholars believe dates from the decades just before the birth of Jesus is causing a quiet stir in biblical and archaeological circles, especially because it may speak of a messiah who will rise from the dead after three days. The New York Times published an article […]

Israel Part Four

In Matthew’s gospel Jesus refers to Himself—in relatively rapid succession—as the greater temple (12:6), a greater Jonah (12:41), and a greater Solomon (12:42). In other words, He is the greatest Prophet, Priest, and King, and thus “the ultimate” of every institution that comprises the distinct character of Israel. To reiterate the point you make above, […]

Israel Part Three

Today’s article continues the discussion about Israel. Dean Davis wrote a comment on Justin Taylor’s post discussing Jesus as the New Israel: Jesus taught that he had not come to destroy the Law, but to fulfill it (). However, in fulfilling the various institutions of the Mosaic Law, he was indeed replacing them with new […]

Israel Part Two

RC Sproul answers the question, Is It True That God Blesses Those Who Bless Israel and Curses Those Who Curse Israel?1 Sproul writes, the non-Dispensational view “affirms that that Israel which is actually Israel, just as with the promise to Abraham in , applies to those who are in Christ, who trust in His finished […]