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For the second week in a row, I offer you “Tweets of The Week.” Kind of like a #FollowFriday, I offer you the tweets I liked the most from the various people I follow on Twitter. Without further delay, here they are:

I’ve been toying with the idea of having a weekly roundup post. Today, I finally decided to pull the trigger. It’s kind of like a #FollowFriday, but instead of just telling you a random list of people to follow, I offer you what I considered the “Tweets of The Week” (hence the post title) from the various people I follow on Twitter. Without further delay, here they are:

In other words, we must carefully allow the New Testament to show us how the Old Testament is brought to fulfillment in Christ.

In this way, as Beale rightly acknowledges, the New Testament’s interpretation of the Old Testament may expand the Old Testament author’s meaning in the sense of seeing new implications and applications.

However, given that we discover God’s intent through the human authors, later texts do not contravene the integrity of earlier texts, “but rather develops them in a way which is consistent with the Old Testament author’s understanding of the way in which God interacts with his people.”

Stephen Wellum, Kingdom Through Covenant, 86 (interior quote from an article by G. K. Beale)

The New Testament’s Use of The Old

In this way, within covenant theology, “Israel-church” are so linked that it becomes hard not to say that the only major difference between the old and new covenant people of God is that the New Testament “church” is a racially mixed and non-national Israel, and that the “church” is a more knowledgeable version of the old covenant people of God. But the work of the Spirit in terms of regeneration, indwelling, and sealing is basically the same across redemptive-history.

– Stephen Wellum, Kingdom Through Covenant, 58-59.

Israel and The Church In Covenant Theology

The term “progressive” is used by its advocates in the progressive revelation sense, i. e., to underscore the unfolding nature of God’s plan and the successive (not different) arrangements of the various dispensations as they ultimately culminate in Christ.

In this way, progressive dispensationalists stress the continuity of God’s plan across redemptive-history, and in this regard, they are much close to how covenant theology understands the unfolding nature of God’s plan, yet with important differences.

– Stephen Wellum, Kingdom Through Covenant, 50.

What’s Progressive About Dispensationalism