What Is the New Covenant?

Jeremy Bouma on 1 week ago. Tagged under ,,,,,.

“You must read the book with X-ray eyes, for it is an essential part of your apprehension of any book to grasp its structure.”

9780310536543Mortimer Adler’s timeless instruction from his little book How to Read a Book is helpful for understanding the greatest, most read book on the planet: the Bible.

If you were to X-ray the Bible, you would first notice a four-plot structure: creation, fall, redemption, new creation. However, “if we want to see with finer details and understand what shapes the Bible’s deeper structure,” Trent Hunter and Stephen Wellum explain in their new book Christ from Beginning to End, “we need to grasp something called a covenant” (54).

Who God is and how he acts pivots around this word covenant, because “the Bible is…

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