Review: Covenantal and Dispensational Theologies: Four Views on the Continuity of Scripture

Covenant Theology by Michael Horton, Progressive Covenantalism by Stephen Wellum, Progressive Dispensationalism by Darrell Bock, Traditional Dispensationalism by Mark Snoeberger - P&D

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G. N. Barkman's picture

I am certainly not the scholar that Naselli is.  (Or Henebury, and many, many more.)  But I was fascinated to learn that Naselli's current position was formed by a careful study of how NT writers understood OT texts.  That was my experience as well.  Too many NT texts did not reflect my previous DT, and forced me to reconsider.  I slowly and reluctantly discarded DT for something closer to CT, but I'm still in process.  I doubt that I will ever be totally satisfied with any position, and eagerly await heaven to get it all sorted out.

G. N. Barkman

dgszweda's picture

G. N. Barkman wrote:

I doubt that I will ever be totally satisfied with any position, and eagerly await heaven to get it all sorted out.

We never will, and it most likely is not intended for us to fully know.  In my opinion, the redemptive work is beyond our full understanding.  God, so graciously, gives us a peak into it through what He revealed in Scripture.  If it is not revealed in Scripture, it is beyond our ability to discover and know it.  I think, as man, we yearn to have models and structure what is complex and spread across Scripture into a framework that we can understand.  But in the end it never fully satisfies.  Fortunately God's grace is not dependent on us understanding everything.