Are the covenant theologians correct? Is there but one covenant of grace between the Father and Son from before the foundation of the world and, are the various biblical covenants merely aspects of the one covenant of grace? Or, are the dispensationalists correct? Are we living in the church age and awaiting a time when Israel will embrace it’s Messiah realizing that the New Covenant will only be in complete force after the return of Jesus? And, what about New Covenant theology? Is it possible that we are completely under the New Covenant and, are the Israel of God in Christ Jesus? I personally believe that we are totally in and under the New Covenant and, that the New Covenant is unique and different from the other covenants of promise (Eph 2:12) and yet, it is the ultimate covenant of promise as it incorporates the covenant of Abraham, with the covenant of David.
Joe Machuta

As the title of my blog suggests, I am in agreement with Joe on this one. It is my belief that we are under a new covenant. As I read Joe’s blog, a couple of question occurred to me:

  • are the covenants, as portrayed in the scriptures, legal and binding agreements that we are required to sign-on-the-dotted-line?
  • or, are these covenants reflective and based on a culture, even driven by humanity?