I am in the middle of several things right now, but I had the idea of rehearsing an interchange with some CT’s recently and adding a few reflections. I think it typifies what I tend to run into when trying to communicate my reservations about CT. I kick it off with a remark made by my main interlocutor about God’s way of communicating. He declared that,
God may do other than what the original audience understood. God’s promises will be fulfilled exactly in the way He intended.
I replied with: “Well, that’s the trouble isn’t it? If God raised expectations in the OT which He didn’t intend to carry through, doesn’t that make Him an ambiguous communicator at best (recall Jer. 33:17-26!), and disingenuous at worse?
I then added:
What inside line does —— have that our understanding of God’s promises in the NT won’t be “other” than what…
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