8 thoughts on “Updated New Covenant Confession of Faith

  1. Just wondering if IDS desires that this confession be the standard for New Covenant Theology? If so, Baptists would have second thoughts as the mode of baptism is given minimal importance. What is the position of IDS in reguards to the mode of baptism?

    Thank you

  2. The confession is just our best effort to put forth a confession of NCT. The section on baptism is our view, though not the views of many baptists. We will live with our view. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. Geoff

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  4. A typo that needs correcting:
    Article 20, Oral Law, last sentence: ” It is most likely that these laws were past down to each succeeding generation.” The word “past” should be “passed.”

    A couple of comments on content:
    Art 20, Moral Law. You really don’t see laws against murder, theft, coveting, etc. at work as far back as Gen 2 and throughout biblical and post-biblical history? I do not line up with the Aquinas view of moral law, but I do see such a law at work in every age until the end of time.

    Art 26, Baptism: You say, ” Scripture does not require one particular method or mode of baptism.” Do you believe that Scripture portrays more than one mode? Do you believe that any given mode properly portrays the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord? While Scripture does not command baptism by immersion, there is no other mode revealed therein nor is there any other mode that portrays what the ordinance is designed to portray.

    All-in-all, a very good confession. Many thanks for your work explaining and clarifying NCT. It is most helpful.

  5. Much thanks for the correction. I do not embrace the concept of moral law. Something is either law for today, under the Law of Christ, or it is not law. Regarding water baptism I would say that it is the meaning of baptism that is the issue and not the mode.

  6. I am very much a believer in New Covenant Theology. I would add a couple of things though. I would add something on the Covenant that God made with Adam before the Fall. “Like Adam they (the children of Israel) broke my covenant.” – Hosea 6: 7 What the Lord is saying through Hosea is that in the same way the children of Israel broke the Mosaic Covenant (Old Covenant), so too Adam broke the pre-fall covenant that God made with Adam. This is one of the two most important covenants in the Bible. When Adam broke the pre-fall covenant that God made with him he plunged himself and all of his descendants (Jesus was born of a virgin so he is not a descendent. He is of the woman’s seed not the man’s) into sin. The New Covenant is what Jesus ratified on the cross and is the one that guarantees our salvation provided we trust him.

    I would also say something to the effect that Adam was born saved. As long as he did not sin he would not loose what was given to him. The Bible does not say that if he did not sin he would gain salvation (See Abraham’s Four Seeds p 123). The so called and non existent Covenant of Works is an erroneous doctrine that was created by Zwingli’s disciple Bullinger.

    I would also say something to the effect that there is no where in the entire Bible that says God made a Covenant with Adam after the fall.

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