11 Feb 2019

The Overrealized Eschatology of Progressive Covenantalism

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I first came across the phrase “overrealized eschatology” in a seminary class on the exegesis of 1 Corinthians. The idea had been suggested by the commentator C. K. Barrett to describe how, in his view, the Corinthian church had mistakenly come to believe that the end times were already fulfilled. Barrett understood the apostle Paul...
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4 Feb 2019

Book Giveaway

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We have five books we’d like to giveaway this week. Here are the books:   Constantine Campbell, Advances in the Study of Greek Victor Kuligin, The Language of Salvation Sam Storms, Packer on the Christian Life John Bolt, Bavinck on the Christian Life Milton Eng and Lee Fields, eds., Devotions on the Hebrew Bible In...
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1 Feb 2019

Miracles: Then and Now (Part Four)

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[This is the final post in the series. See part one, part two, and part three] The Spiritual Gifts for the Church In the spiritual gift lists in the New Testament, some gifts were miraculously endowed and immediately exercised (e.g., healing, tongues, prophesying) and some were non-miraculously, naturally inherited and used (e.g., administrations, helps, teaching). These latter...
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29 Jan 2019

On Reading Larger Portions of the Bible

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A few weeks ago, I suggested that we should read larger portions of Scripture at a time. In this post, I want to consider a few questions pertaining to the issue: 1) why does it seem unnatural to read like this and 2) how, practically, can I read larger portions. On the one hand, reading...
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25 Jan 2019

Miracles: Then and Now (Part Three)

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[See part one, and part two] The Miracles of Jesus Christ John the Baptist (who did no miracle) was the new voice for God to Israel after the four sterile centuries between the testaments. His message concerned the Kingdom of God and the need to repent and make spiritual preparation for it (Matt 3:2). He...
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24 Jan 2019

1/24/2019 DBTS Chapel: Ben Edwards

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Following the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the passage of New York’s “Reproductive Health Act,” Ben Edwards walks through the biblical foundation for the pro-life position and provides an approach for both exposing the evil of abortion and extending the grace of the gospel for those who perpetrate it. Download and subscribe to our...
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21 Jan 2019

Synthesizing Indwelling, Omnipresence, and Sanctification

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The question of the absence or presence of the indwelling ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament is a relatively new question in theology. Prior to the twentieth century, the question is almost entirely absent from the literature. In fact, one is hard pressed to find a treatment of “indwelling” at all—it was...
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18 Jan 2019

Miracles: Then and Now (Part Two)

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[See Part One Here] NEW TESTAMENT MIRACLES In the decades of the New Testament Gospels there was a huge break-out of miracles (e.g., Matt 4:23-24; 8:16; 9:35; 12:15; 15:30). (Interestingly John the Baptist performed no miracles–John l0:41.)  These surrounded mainly the person of Jesus Christ and His claims to be God in the flesh and...
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