I. Dispensations in Scripture i. Dispensation is a Scriptural word. ii. Dispensation is a Confessional word.
II. Dispensational Distortion i. An historically novel view. ii. Schofield's definition, seven dispensations and eight covenants. iii. What are the problems?
3. Covenantal Unity
I. The Covenantal Substructure i. Representative headship key to biblical covenants. Rom 5:12-19 and 1 Cor 15:21-22, 47-49 show two heads, Adam and Christ. Therefore two covenants. ii. Covenant of Works with Adam proven. iii. Covenant of Grace with Christ proven.
II. Covenantal Continuity i. The distinction between the Pre-Sin covenant and all Post-Sin Covenants is fundamental and is works vs. grace. --> Fundamental unity of post-sin covenants. ii. Similarities of Old and New Covenants are more significant than the differences.
Neil van der Wel studied at the Reformed Theological College in Geelong, Victoria, from 1997 to 2001. He was ordained into gospel ministry in 2012 and has been serving the Lord in Reformation Presbyterian Church, Rockhampton since September 2015. He is married and has eight...