Continuity and Discontinuity: Perspectives on the Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments

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Continuity and Discontinuity

Editor: John S. Feinberg

Evangelicals agree that the Bible is God's inerrant word. But we sometimes differ on how to relate the messages of the Old and New Testaments. Without a basic understanding of this crucial matter, it is difficult to know how to use the Testaments to formulate either doctrine or practice.

For example: Was Israel the OT Church―are OT promises to God's national people fulfilled in the church today? Or, is Mosaic Law binding on believers now―are twentieth-century Christians to obey the Ten Commandments, including sabbath observance?

In this book, thirteen noted evangelical theologians discuss, fairly but clearly, the continuity/discontinuity debate in regard to six basic categories: theological systems, hermeneutics, salvation, the Law of God, the people of God, and kingdom promises.

Covering much more than the differences between Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism, this work of distinguished evangelical scholarship will fuel much profitable study and discussion.

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I. Historical Perspective

          - Continuity and Discontinuity: The Debate Throughout Church History

II. Theological Systems and the Testament

          - Systems of Continuity

          - System of Discontinuity

III. Hermeneutics and the Testaments

          - Hermeneutics of Continuity

          - Hermeneutics of Discontinuity

IV. Salvation and the Testaments

          - The Biblical Method of Salvation: A Case for Continuity

          - The Biblical Method of Salvation: A Case for Discontinuity

V. The Law and the Testaments

          - The Law of Moses and the Law of Christ

          - The Law of Moses or the Law of Christ

VI. The People of God and the Testaments

          - Israel and the Church: A Case for Continuity

          - Israel and the Church: A Case for Discontinuity

VII. Kingdom Promises and the Testaments

          - Kingdom Promises as Spiritual

          - Kingdom Promises as Spiritual and National


In Tribute to S. Lewis Johnson, Jr

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