LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Monday, August 13, 2007

Book Recommendation

Folks, ya just gotta check out "PROGRESSIVE DISPENSATIONALISM" by Craig A. Blaising and Darrell L. Bock. It is a wonderful eye opener for the New Covenantalist (me), Covenant Theologian, and Classic Dispensational Theologian.

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Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Read it already.

August 13, 2007 9:18 AM

 
Blogger Susan said...

So, Mark, tell us why.
Do you agree with the book and the system? And if so, why?
(I bought the book on Jonathan's recommendation. When my dad was here in July, I lent it to him - so my copy is now in Pennsylvania.)

August 13, 2007 9:46 AM

 
Blogger mark pierson said...

Susan, I like how they treat the covenants as organically related and progressive revelations, all working together to give a whole picture of God's plan in Christ, culminating in the eternal state. I could envision myself actually enjoying fellowship with a progressive dispensationalist; both on an indidual level and at a church where that is the persuasion.

August 13, 2007 10:07 AM

 
Blogger Gayla said...

OK, this is the 2nd time I've heard of this book. Can't remember who recommended it first - oh I think it was at someone's blog. So I think I'll get it, along with Grudem's Syst. Theol. I'll just add them to my 10 Piper books. LOL!

August 13, 2007 10:41 AM

 
Blogger mark pierson said...

Gayla, happy reading!

August 13, 2007 10:47 AM

 
Blogger Gojira said...

You'll have to check out the next volume Blaising and Block did entitled "Dispensationalism, Israel, and the Church."

August 13, 2007 9:19 PM

 
Blogger Susan said...

Mark,

Would you indulge me two questions?

1. What do you mean by "organically" related?

and

2. What is a "New Covenantalist" (as you said in your post that you are)? What does that mean?

August 14, 2007 10:00 AM

 
Blogger mark pierson said...

1. What do you mean by "organically" related?
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Susan, thanks for asking. Organically related meaning they are parts of a whole, like your finger is part of your hand, and your hand is part of your arm, and so on. In this case the covenants are a progressive revelation of God's plan in Christ, not ends in themselves as some brands of dispensationalism would practically treat them. All of the covenants together paint a picture that will be seen in its fullest in the eternal state.
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and

2. What is a "New Covenantalist" (as you said in your post that you are)? What does that mean?
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Susan, I lean towards what is called New Covenant Theology. I have many links in the side-bar on this blog the describe what NCT is all about. Feel free to check them out. After all, BC blog is YOUR blog too. If you have any questions about NCT feel free to email me.

Mark

August 14, 2007 10:59 AM

 
Blogger Susan said...

Thanks, Mark!
Going to check out the links now...

August 14, 2007 3:13 PM

 

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