Throughout the redemptive history recorded in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, covenants made between God and humanity seem to be a driving force for the story's narrative. But how are Christians to approach the idea of covenants? In THE NEWNESS OF THE NEW COVENANT, A. Blake White explores each of the covenants that God made in history as recorded in the Bible. He shows how each of the covenants made toward Israel were ultimately pointing toward a new and life-giving covenant that would be ushered in by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
White espouses New Covenant Theology, which avoids the errors made by dispensationalism and covenant theology. He shows how there is both continuity and discontinuity. Most of all he shows God as the loving pursuer of people that he is through the new covenant. White's book shows God working in history, progressively revealing his plan to humanity until the moment Christ walked on the scene. It shows God as one who makes promises and keeps them, and it shows God as one who keeps promises in a way that our finite minds couldn't comprehend.
I'm just exploring New Covenant Theology for the first time, and I'm finding White's writing to be compelling, helpful, and most of all, an arrow pointed toward Jesus. I highly recommend this book as an exploration of the biblical covenants.
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