[Adams] points out that the corruption of this one
doctrine [and its practice] has been responsible for unbiblical
and erroneous doctrines of church membership, wrong
definition and practice of religious liberty, corrupt church
order and government, and even deliberate mistranslation of
the Scriptures. Something as far-reaching as this cannot be
dismissed as being an ‘insignificant matter’.
Alas, many Baptists are losing their grip on this. Leuck issued
a clarion wake-up call. Forty years later, sad to record, this
call is still needed as much as ever it was. Far too many
Baptists are living virtually in the old covenant, adopting the
errors introduced by the Fathers – clergydom, sacramentalism
and sacerdotalism (priestcraft), living under Moses rather than
Christ, and so on. Some are even adopting Baptist
These are serious matters, serious in the
– Extract from: http://media.sermonaudio.com/articles/da-51718102145-1.PDF
Hey! Did i say that the UK NCT Conference 2018 held in North London went well? (I would say that wouldn’t I – as one of the speakers. ) But it did.
The important part of this post, is to ask for suggestions for next year. Venue. Content. Speakers. Format. etc. Send suggestions direct to me at: f.serjeantATgmail.com (channge the AT to @)
COMING SHORTLY Whatch this space for date when available.
David Gay’s new Book on Bunyan
Richard Baxter said John Bunyan was an antinomian. Was he? Was Bunyan a proto new-covenant theologian on the covenants and the law? David Gay, having examined these claims, here sets out his conclusions with the evidence for them. While Bunyan said many good things on both these topics, by no stretch of the imagination can he be described as a fully-fledged new-covenant theologian. But neither did he toe the Reformed line in these matters. He did not tick all the orthodox boxes. He was his own man. But as Gay writes: ‘Why bother about what John Bunyan thought and wrote, or did not think and write on the law?… Does it matter? In a very real sense, no, of course it does not. I am not desperately interested in John Bunyan for John Bunyan’s sake… But what I am interested in is the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Interested in the gospel? I am consumed by it! So, in the end, it does not matter a great deal what John Bunyan said or thought… What does Scripture say? That is the question!’ As a result, Gay hopes his book, though not an easy read, will make a valuable contribution to the contemporary debate on the believer and the law.
Available from Amazon
John Bunyan: Antinomian, New-Covenant Theologian, or…?
by David H J Gay
If you have an ysuggestions for the Conference – program, speakers, subjects, venue etc. please send your suggestions to f.serjeantATgmail.com (change AT to @)
FOR THE DETAILS OF SPEAKERS, SUBJECTS AND TIMES
GO TO exploringnct.org
Book the Dates: Friday Evening 20th April and Saturday 21st April 2018
at Highgate Road Chapel NW London. Hope to see you there!
The 2017 New Covenant Theology Conference was held at All Nations Christian College 23rd-26th March. Speakers were David H J Gay, Geoff Volker, Fred Serjeant and Stanley jebb.
All sessions were recorded including three PowerPoint oresentations and are available from www.exploringnct.org Links are there to Google Drive and DropBox where they are stored.
This is a favourite passage of mine from Numbers 21:4–9
It is the story of the Moses lifting up the bronze serpent in the desert. I love how explicitly and graphically it illustrates what would happen on the cross hundreds of years later. It is so telling that a snake (immobilised in bronze) is lifted up on a pole to save them from the snakebites. Christ, who was “born in the likeness of sinful flesh” (Rom. 8:3) was lifted up on the cross, and though he was sinless, there he was made sin for us. (2 Cor. 5:21).
One of the wonders of the Bible is to be found in its ‘types’ and ‘anti-types’. This one is made clear for us in the Scriptures of the New Testament.
How is a sinner to be saved by a just and holy God?
Our Lord Jesus gave the answer in His discourse with Nicodemus: “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:14,15).
This is the only ‘shadow’ of the cross pointed out by Christ himself. He did not want us to miss this type, which is perhaps the simplest and clearest of all the pictures of Calvary in the Old Testament. This uplifted serpent brings to us the Gospel in miniature
It could be said that if the whole Bible were destroyed and only this fragment remained, we would have enough to point our pathway to Heaven.
“Look and live!”
Exploring New Covenant Theology Conference
Dates are from Thursday evening 2rd March to Sunday noon 26th March 2017.
Go to www.exploringnct.org for further details.
Booking forms will be available soon.
If you want NCT explained in a simple way, then go to David H J Gay – You Tube.
A Google search will find a whole series of excellent short talks by David Gay.
Weekend Conference Friday Evening 13th May to Sunday Noon 15th May 2016 at Rora Christian Conference Centre in Devon.
Go to website at exploringnct.org for full details and booking application.
Speakers – Geoff Volker (from USA) David H L Gay (NCT author) Fred Serjeant (Pastor Grace Church Dorchester, Dorset)
Come and join us (the cost is minimal) for a great time of learning and fellowship!
Go to EXPLORINGNCT.ORG NOW!