Bnonn Tennant (the B is silent)

Where a recovering ex-atheist skewers things with a sharp two-edged sword

Works-righteousness: a square contractual peg in a round covenantal hole

In antiquity, the key distinction between contract and covenant was one of performance versus loyalty. This was widely understood and accepted; so how plausible is it that first century Judaism treated God’s covenant as a contract requiring performance, rather than as what it claimed to be—a covenant requiring personal fidelity?

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Is the Sabbath still required for Christians?

One of the characteristics of the “New Calvinism” is that it is generally anti-sabbatarian. Is this right?

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What does baptism signify?

Is it membership in the covenant? Or just membership in the covenant community?

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Who is baptism for?

Is it for babies? Or believers only? It is for new covenant members— who the Bible explicitly identifies as regenerate believers.

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Must Christians still observe the Sabbath?

The short answer: no. But understanding why opens up an extraordinary appreciation for the breadth and depth of God’s plan in redeeming his people.

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