New Covenant Theology and the Decalogue, Part I

I have begun reading Richard Barcellos’ In Defense of the Decalogue. The book is a critique of New Covenant Theology. I first came across New Covenant Theology (NCT) in my third year of college. In those days I was transitioning from Dispensationalism. I was uncertain about what was next. Paedobaptism seemed an odd leap, and I was not prepared to accept Moses into my heart. Hence, NCT came to me in the on-line articles of Fred Zaspel and others. NCT offered the proper balance and a perfect spot to rest. It avoided the rapture craze of Dispensationalism, while avoiding the unfortunate conclusions that Covenant Theology offered. It all seemed so reasonable: no Sabbath, no Paedobaptism, and plenty of Jesus.

Suffice to say, six months later I decided to abandon the parking lot and move into a Covenant Theology home. I have remained there for the last seven years. Although CT has its nuances, and is far from a monolithic position, it offers the safest and purest picture of God’s redemptive work.

In these next few posts, I would like to review Barcellos’ book and consequently, offer some thoughts.

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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3 Responses to New Covenant Theology and the Decalogue, Part I

  1. rajjilicious says:

    I’m surprised. A lot of people have left Disp. or CT and gone to NCT.

    Altho you probably know this already, John Reisinger has written a book – In Defense of the New Lawgiver, that I guess is a response to Barcellos book:

    There are also responses to Barcellos’ book online – one by Mike Adams comes to mind.

    Although I am in the NCT camp, I confess that need to deepen in my understanding of Prog.Disp and CT further.

    God Bless,
    R. Rao

  2. Uri Brito says:

    Thanks. I was not aware of the book.

  3. Pingback: New Covenant Theology and the Decalogue, Part II « Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

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