Archive for January 13th, 2011

Greg Beale:

The OT storyline appears best to be summarized as: the historical story of God who progressively reestablishes his new creational kingdom out of chaos over a sinful people by his word and Spirit through promise, covenant, and redemption, resulting in worldwide commission to the faithful to extend that new creation rule and resulting in judgment for the unfaithful (defeat and exile), all of which issues into his glory; the NT storyline can be summarized as: Jesus’ life of covenantal obedience, trials, judgmental death for sinners, and especially resurrection by the Spirit has launched the fulfillment of the eschatological already-and-not-yet promised new creation reign, bestowed by grace through faith and resulting in worldwide commission to the faithful to extend this new creation rule and resulting in judgment for the unfaithful, unto God’s glory.

Kent Hughes:

God is redeeming his creation by bringing it under the lordship of Jesus Christ.

Doug Wilson:

Scripture tells us the story of how a Garden is transformed into a Garden City, but only after a dragon had turned that Garden into a howling wilderness, a haunt of owls and jackals, which lasted until an appointed warrior came to slay the dragon, giving up his life in the process, but with his blood effecting the transformation of the wilderness into the Garden City.

source: http://dogmadoxa.blogspot.com/2011/01/whats-message-of-bible-in-one-sentence.html

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1. Covenant of the defeated serpent (Genesis 3:14-15)

2. Covenant of the disarmed bow (Genesis 9)

3. Covenant of the double-edged knife (Genesis 15-17)

4. Covenant of lamb and law (Exodus 19-20)

5. Covenant of the everlasting king (2 Samuel 7)

6. The New Covenant (Jer. 31:31-34; Luke 22:20)

1. Look through the serpent-shaped window and see a defeated devil

2. Look through the rainbow-shaped window and see the peace-making God

3. Look through the knife-window and see the Seed of Abraham that will cut off sin

4. Look through the lamb- and scroll-shaped windows to see the lamb of God and the law of God

5. Look through the crown-shaped window and see the everlasting king

6. Look through the bread, wine & fountain windows and see the body and blood of Christ that forgives and cleanses from sin.

source: David Murray http://headhearthand.posterous.com/covenant-theology-for-beginners

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