Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sketch of a (Potential) Biblical Theology

The Bible has three main themes: the family of God carried by the vehicle of Covenant, the presence of God carried by the vehicle of Temple, an the rule of God carried by the vehicle of the Kingdom of God.

Each of these themes begin in the creation stories and reach their fulfillment in the consummation visions of Rev.21-22.

Each of these fulfilled realities begin as prefigured in the Old Testament but transfigured in the New around Jesus.

The goal of each theme is the presence of God, so I would make the Presence of God through the Temple theme primary with the Family/Covenant and Rule/Kingdom themes 1a and 1b.

Theme
Vehicle
OT
Gospels
Epistles
Consummation
Goal
Family of God
Covenant
(Prophet)
Creation, Abraham, Covenant formula Moses, David, New Cov.
Jesus' Covenant renewer
Lk.22:14-23
Gal.6:16
adoption
Rev.21:1-3
Presence of God
Presence of God (“glory”)
Temple
(Priest)
Ad hoc altars, Exodus/ Tabernacle, Temple (Solomon, rebuilt)
Jesus as Temple Jn.2:18-22
Eph.2:19-22 1 Pet.2:1-10
Rev.21:15-16,22-24
Presence of God
Rule of God
Kingdom
(King)
Creation, Theocracy, Human Kingship, Exile
Jesus as World Ruler
(Mt.28:18-20)
Eph.1:20-23
Rev.22:3
Presence of God


@Lee Wyatt 2015

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