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Covenant Theology

Covenant Theology

Covenant theology is a conceptual overview and interpretive framework for understanding the overall flow of the Bible. It uses the theological concept of a covenant;as an organizing principle for Christian theology. The standard form of covenant theology views the history of God's dealings with mankind, from Creation to Fall to Redemption to Consummation, under the framework of three overarching theological covenants: of redemption, works, and grace. These three covenants are called theological because, though not explicitly presented as such in the Bible, they are thought of as theologically implicit, describing and summarizing the wealth of Scriptural data. Historical Reformed systems of thought treat covenant theology not merely as a point of doctrine or as a central dogma, but as the structure by which the biblical text organizes itself.

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November 12th, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 35

The lesson on November 12, 2017 was part 35 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne returned from a Truth for Today Bible Conference in Phoenix, Arizona and recaped his two sessions he taught entitled - Election “to be…” OR “not to be…”?  You may review the two lessons from the Carolina Bible Group AZ Conference site. Once the review was over, Wayne continued with the lesson and continued to look at how God used hardening to accomplish his purpose.  The emphasis is on how God hardened people after they make the free will decision to reject what His message.  In the Gospels, He used a hardened Israel to have them crucify His son and during the Acts period to reveal a new calling after Acts 28.  The scripture reading was from Exodus 4:18-23 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 35
October 29th, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 34

The lesson on October 29, 2017 was part 34 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  This lesson focused again on Romans 9 as we are continuing to refute Calvinism under covenent theology.  Wayne zero's in on Election and how it is not just for two groups, the Saved and the Reprobates but rather God uses the free will he gave Adamic man to provide them grace and mercy through faith that accomplishes His purposes.  The election of Israel as a nation of priests did not mean that all would be saved -- indeed they were not all Israrel that were of Israel. Different elect groups had saved and unsaved within their ranks. The promises were given to Israel but many in Israel made the decision in their rebellion to go against their responsibilities and God  used this to further His goals by a process of hardening, He would show mercy to some as He chose. Paul is addressing how that Israelites could not appeal to their genealogy as guarantee that they would be saved.  And further that even a smaller group (Isaac, Jacob)  believing was His way of bringing to pass the promises of God and indeed Messiah Himself. The failure of the mass of Irael during Acts was not proof therefore that the word had failed.   The scripture reading was from Romans 9:15-18 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 34
October 22nd, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 33

The lesson on October 22, 2017 was part 33 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne spent time at the whiteboard exploring the subject of God's Will and man's free wheel in relation to the election we have "in Christ".  We went back to Genesis to see how God called the Nation of Israel and we learned from Deuteronomy 7, He chose them not because they were the largest but because they were small and He wanted to keep the promises he made to Abraham.  We looked at our own election in Ephesians 1:3.  We saw that God elected us out of those that were saved but we also saw in verse 13 how w

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 33
October 15th, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 32

The lesson on October 15, 2017 was part 32 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne spent most of the lesson providing a recap of the Calvinism belief in Covenant Theology and how it is totally exposed through Right Division.  We looked at Jeremiah 18:1-10 with the example given that we are the clay, God is the potter but backed up to chapter 17 verse 23 to get the context in that this pertains to Israel and it showed they hardened their hearts, not God.  God then has the right to mold Israel into a new body that will perform his purpose.  The scripture reading was from Jeremiah 18:1-1

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 32
October 8th, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 31

The lesson on October 8, 2017 was part 31 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne continues studying the error of the Calvinism and how the Calvinist use scripture that applies to the hardening of Israel out of context to try to support their positions.  We spend time looking at Romans 9 and exposing that we do have a free will that God gave us and then uses our free will to complete His purposes. Wayne takes us through Rom.

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 31

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