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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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September 17th, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 30

The lesson on September 17, 2017 was part 30 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  This lesson looked at Romans chapter nine, which is where the Calvinist sets up camp and says "here it is"... what we learn is that the context of Romans 9 is not personal salvation but Israel because Romans 9 is in the middle of the Acts period.  Wayne draws the context of the two hardening that occurred, the first was in the Gospels with God using their hardened heart to add on hardening that drove His purpose being accomplished at the cross.

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 30
September 10th, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 29

The lesson on September 10, 2017 was part 29 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  The emphasis in this lesson was John chapter six and we focus on the hardening of Israel.  We learn how there is the free will choices of those involved and after their own choices have made their hearts callased to Jesus and his calling for them, God then hardens their hearts to accomplish His purpose, not only in the Gospels with the rejection and death of His son, but also in the Acts period after Jesus was raised and presented but in the end they rejected their responsibilities so Paul pronounces their judgement in Acts 28:26-28.  The idea of Calvinism is rejected because God is not the creator of an elect group and a reprobate group.  He created free will for individuals to choose and accomplishes His revealed plan and secret purposes within the free will context.  The scripture reading was from John 6:41-47 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 29
September 3rd, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 28

The lesson on September 3, 2017 was part 28 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne quickly recapped what was covered last week but moved into the eight signs found in John's gospel, particularly the fourth and fifth ones regarding the feeding of the 5000 and walking on water in John chapter six.  Wayne explains how God allows free will for the people to show signs of disbelief, before He further hardens their hearts to accomplish His purposes.  The scripture reading was from John 6:66-71 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 28
August 27th, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 27

The lesson on August 27, 2017 was part 27 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne continues to teach against the Calvinism beliefs within Covenant Theology and this weeks lesson looked at the words "the called” in scripture, particularly at the passage in Romans 8:28.  After a brief recap, we looked at the called in Romans and Wayne pointed out that Romans is an Acts epistle.  The phrase "the called" is not in the prison epistles and we learned that the words apply to the nation of Isreal and he explains in the lesson.

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 27
August 20th, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 26

The lesson on August 20, 2015 was part 26 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  This lesson continued within Covenant Theology to look a the TULIP of Calvinism and studied further the ideas of Election and how Cavinist believe God has already determined who who would be elected thereby leaving those who are not saved as the reprobates.  Wayne looks deeper into the scriptures they use to bolster their beliefs, but through looking at the scriptures rightly divided, come to a proper understanding and refutes Cavinism.

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 26

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