Christ in OT





The Angel of the LORD part 1

The Angel of the LORD part 2

The Angel of the LORD part 3

Trinitarian passages in the OT

Some multi-Personal passages in more depth – Genesis, Exodus, Isaiah

Christ in the Psalms

Eleven reasons this stuff matters

Quotes from Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

Quotes from Martin Luther and John Calvin

Quotes from John Owen and Jonathan Edwards

NT’s handling of OT part 1

NT’s handling of OT part 2



Who is in the burning bush? John Calvin, John Owen and Jonathan Edwards answer…

In response to certain interactions with these posts I then wrote these ten propositions on Trinity, revelation and the Old Testament:


1.  Revelation in Christ is revelation in the distinct Person of the Divine Mediator


2. Our doctrine of God goes awry if we begin without a conscious acknowledgement of the triune interplay.  God’s attributes are a spin-off of the triune life, not the identical CV of each Person. 


3. There is no such thing as pre-supposition-less exegesis. 


4. The trinity is not a proposition to be revealed about the living God.  Trinity is not one more truth among other divine truths.  Trinity is who He is and the dynamic by which all revelation occurs.


5. In its own context and on its own terms the OT must be understood as a dynamic multi-Personal revelation.  OT saints who failed to see this did not ‘partially understand’ the revelation – they misunderstood it.


6. The Angel of the LORD is the pre-incarnate Christ.  His identity as God from God is as clear in the OT as His incarnate identity is in the New.


7.  Psalm 45 is a good example of a Scripture that assumes a multi-Personal doctrine of God even in its own context.


8. The administration of Gentile inclusion is not a ‘model’ of progressive revelation.  The administration of Gentile inclusion is the new thing.


9.  Calvin and Owen believed in divine simplicity.  (I have serious reservations about the doctrine – see here But they managed to avoid the more dangerous aspects of it because they insisted upon Christ-mediated revelation. 


10. The One is not more ultimate than the Three.  Neither is the immanent something different to what we see in the economic. 


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