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Featured Christocentric Theology (New Covenant Theology): The Big Nothing Burger

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by AustinC, May 5, 2023.

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  1. JonC

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    We often feel that an "attack" against something we believe is an attack on us.

    That is, I believe, a normal thing to feel because beliefs are very personal "things".
     
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    “The New Testament is in the Old concealed; the Old is by the New revealed.” - Augustine
     
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    Reading up on a topic Salty introduced I thought of another example that will help understand the difference between what you are suggesting and actual NCT belief.

    In the Ten Commandments we are commanded not to "kill". The word used is narrower than kill, but broader than murder. The punishment is death.

    Suppose you are driving the speed limit on a wet road and hydroplane, killing a pedestrian.

    Under the Old Covenant Law you have violated "thou shalt not kill". There is no offering to cover this sin. There is no mercy. You will justly die. Except since it was an accident IF you make it to a "city of refuge" alive then you can escape the penalty. If you ever leave that city you will be put to death.

    NCT looks at that as pointing to Christ. He is the "city of refuge". But where the Old Covenant Law just looks at the action (or the result of the action) the Law of Christ looks at the heart. You can be forgiven under the Law of Christ. You cannot under the Old Covenant Law.

    The Law of Christ commands us to love. This keeps us from violating God's moral law. In fact, this is God's moral law and the Old Covenant Law is but a dim reflection (dealing primarily with actions).
     
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