I grew up with dispensational theology but it seems that the more I study theology, I have come around to a general type of covenant theology. The challenge I’m left with now is, “Do I believe in covenant theology (CT) or new covenant theology (NCT)?” What are all the specific differences? I’m not sure about these yet.
- CT would believe that God made a covenant of grace with Christ and God’s people, along with Adam.
- NCT prefers to stay away from using the term “covenant of grace”.
Is it just the use of terminology or is there a better reason for NCTs to not use it?
- Dispensationalism believes the O.T. law is no longer in effect unless repeated in the N.T.
- CT would believe that all the laws are still in effect unless they’ve been done away with in the N.T.
- NCT: (same as dispensationalists)
The problem with CT is that we have to differentiate between laws that are ceremonial, civil, and moral. How do we divide these and get rid of parts of the laws like ceremonial and civil but keep the moral laws?