Lecture 2: God’s Two Kingdoms: The Noahic and Abrahamic Covenants

Dr. VanDrunen will be developing the Biblical storyline of the covenants which culminate in Christ’s kingdom and New Covenant. Starting with Adam before and after the fall the two different types of covenants will be identified as law and grace. Then the story will unfold through the covenants with Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and then arrive at the New Covenant and the kingdom of Christ it administers. Questions having to do with how covenant helps us to interpret Scripture, the meaning of covenant regarding the Bible’s own identity as Old and New covenants, the relationship between law and grace, the nature of typology and of the two kingdoms will be explored in a clear and illuminating manner. You will gain insight into the Lord’s Word and the Word’s Lord and your relationship to them that will not only take you to new heights but return you to earth with a transformed understanding of your place in this world as a pilgrim headed for the heavenly promised land.

Dr. David VanDrunen teaches systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California in Esconcdido.

He has studied deeply and written widely in the field of the covenants and especially the Reformed doctrine of the two kingdoms, God’s and man’s, for over a decade. Though capably contributing to the scholarly literature on kingdom and covenant he has also enjoyed the popular circuit of speaking to the delight and edification of God’s people in the pew. Dr. VanDrunen has done the research, and can not only present this material in an engaging manner but clarify the typical puzzling questions that arise. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a world class scholar who is accustomed to bringing this enriching teaching from the Word of God to the members of God’s church.