Friday, May 28, 2010

Dr. David Murray: Old Covenant Salvation: By Grace Alone Through Faith Alone?

MP3 Available Here

Dr. David Murray, former pastor at Lochcarron Free Church of Scotland and at Stornoway Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), and currently Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI (see, will address the theme: "Old Covenant Salvation: By Grace Alone Through Faith Alone?"

Many today not only believe that "the God of the Old Covenant" was less gracious, loving and merciful than "the God of the New Covenant" (giving the impression that God is now "the New and Improved God"), but also that sinners under the Old Covenant were saved, or made right with God, in a different manner than sinners in the New Covenant. These folks will often claim their understanding of what the Scriptures teach is that sinners had to earn their salvation through obedience to the Law under the Old Covenant, and that today, in the New Covenant, sinners are saved in a new, more gracious, loving and merciful way: by grace alone through faith alone. But is this contrast between salvation in the Old Covenant and the New Covenant accurate? If not, why are we taught that Christians are in a "new and better covenant"?

Tonight Dr. David Murray will seek to bring clarity on this important issue in a world of theological confusion.

No comments:

Iron Sharpens Iron 30 Day Archive

"As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend"- Proverbs 27:17