O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
I want to bring attention to a new book I’m currently reading.
I’m over half way through the book and I’m finding it quite useful and it supports much of what we covenant creationist have been postulating. However the author is a futurist there is no doubt but he fits somewhere in the company of James Jordan and Meredith Kline from the Reformed camp. It seems he’s more comfortable with Kline who was an old earth adherent and is thus more comfortable with taking Genesis further than Jordan does.
I see many parallels with his approach in his book as illustrated below with his Table of contents yet I’m not sure how much he falls in line with Gentry and others on the use of OT Law for new covenant Dominion applications. I’m getting the feeling that he doesn’t go that far but is comfortable hanging around the edges. I think it would be good for us to see how others are working toward similar ideas while still in the futurist partial Preterist perspective.
I will state that while he was leading Geneva Orthodox Presbyterian church he put out a huge series of sermons that are well worth investigating, especially his Genesis and Romans series. I’ve supplied the link to that data base below along with his Amazon book page illustrating that he is becoming quite the prolific writer. He will very likely continue to gain prominence in some circles of the Reformed movement as he is only about 40 years old. It seems to me that he has done an admirable job in picking and choosing from many of the same scholars that many of us have read and working them into a more coherent presentation. If he could translate Meredith Kline’s work he will have pulled off a worthy endeavor because of the difficulty of working through Kline’s presentations from the lay position.
However make no mistake that he is a futurist just as DeMar, Jordan and Gentry all are.
Last Things First
Unlocking Genesis 1-3 with the Christ of Eschatology
J. V. Fesko
Table of Contents