Matthew Barrett- Canon, Covenant, and Christology Rethinking Jesus And The Scriptures Of Israel
On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Dr. Matthew Barrett discuss Scriptural authority and biblical Trinitarian Christology, help in reading the Gospels of Matthew and John, and why Jesus’ authoritative interpretation is the key to understanding how the mighty acts are given to fulfill the covenant promises, along with his book, Canon, Covenant, and Christology Rethinking Jesus And The Scriptures Of Israel (IVP, 2020).
What you’ll hear in this episode
Why it’s crucial, we understand the Scripture Jesus read and inherited within His Jewish context were the Scriptures of Israel.
Why Jesus’ authoritative interpretation is the hermeneutical key to understanding how the mighty acts are given to fulfill the covenant promises of God.
Why the act of fulfillment is so important to Matthew and John’s Gospel and why it helps Christians to read the Gospels.
Why it’s essential that our understanding of Scriptural authority be rooted in biblical Trinitarian Christology.
Help for evangelicals to understand why they have superior Christological warrant for their view of Scripture than that of their critics.
What it looks like to situate our doctrine of Scripture within the structure of divine revelation itself.
About the Guest
Matthew Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine (credomag.com). He is the author of several books, including None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God; God's Word Alone; Canon, Covenant and Christology; 40 Questions About Salvation; Salvation by Grace; Owen on the Christian Life; Reformation Theology; and The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls. He is the series editor of The 5 Solas Series with Zondervan. He is also the host of the Credo Podcast where he talks theology with the best theologians today about the most important doctrines of the Christian faith (credomag.com/podcast/).
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