What is the proper way for one to understand how to put the Bible together?
The questions surrounding the relation between the Old and New Testaments is as old as the Bible itself. And while many agree that Scripture speaks with one voice, understanding the particulars of certain aspects of the Bible can cause major disagreement. How are Christians to understand the land promise to Israel? Who is proper subject of baptism? Does the church supplant Israel, or do certain promises made to Israel still remain today?
In his book Discontinuity to Continuity, Benjamin Merkle seeks to help bring light to the debates between covenant theological systems and dispensationalism. Through his careful exposition of the various systems and their differences, Merkle will help the reader understand the key issues in the debate. More light than heat, Merkle’s book will help readers of various persuasions reason with one another around the Scriptures.
Benjamin L. Merkle (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is coauthor of Going Deeper with New Testament Greek and Greek for Life.