Posts Tagged ‘Typology’

Free Ebook- The Church of Jesus Christ Seen in Biblical Types and Metaphors

by Benjamin Keach


One who has a reason to hope that he is walking in these great old truths herein set froth by that distinguished disciple and follower of Jesus Christ, Benjamin Keach, gathered, edited and published this small work.

These articles are abridged, but not altered in any way to take from or add unto the Keach’ s concepts. Keach included many statements dealing with secular items and other none spiritual concepts. These I have left out in an effort to reduce the size of the work and to keep our minds on the spiritual side of these wonderful truths.

Keach’s grand and beautiful truths reflect the mainline Particular Baptist Ecclesiology during the 1600s. You will find the church set froth as a gospel assembly, a general gospel assembly, made up of all the particular churches, and then in the total redemptive sense, the elect of all ages. However, you will not find the concept of the universal, invisible church made up by an invisible Holy Spirit baptism. The mainline Particular Baptists did not hold to that Protestant concept. However men as John Bunyan, ect. did hold to that concept. Nevertheless, we must remember, they were not a part of the mainline Particular Baptist movement of the 1600s. For further information about this, you are directed to B. R. White’s studies on Particular Baptist Organizations, and his excellent work on The Particular Baptist Records to the 1660. Mr. White was at one time the Curator of The Historical Society of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland. In addition, please see a certain Debtor to Mercy’s The Biblical, Grammatical, Historical and Baptist View of Ekklesia.

I trust that indeed, I am such a debtor.


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Typology: Adam and Christ

by Richard Barcellos

1. A few introductory thoughts on typology

First, a type is a historical person, place, institution, or event that was designed by God to point to a future historical person, place, institution, or event. An example would be the sacrificial system revealed to us in the Old Testament. That institution was designed by God to point to Christ’s once-for-all sacrifice.

Second, that to which types point is always greater than the type itself. In other words, there is some sort of escalation in the anti-type (i.e., fulfillment). For example, “the blood of bulls and goats” could point to Christ but they could not and did not do what Christ’s sacrifice did – take away sins.

Third, types are both like and unlike their anti-types. There is both correspondence and escalation. The blood of animals was shed; the blood of Christ was shed. The blood of animals did not take away sins; the blood of Christ takes away sins.

Fourth, anti-types tell us more about how their types function as types. The blood of Christ takes away sins; the blood of animals pointed to that.




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Colossians 1:12-14 and exodus typology

February 25, 2016 Leave a comment

BarcellosBy Richard Barcellos

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Earthly blessings foreshadowed or pointed to heavenly blessings

Arthur Pink

What is true of the Old Testament precepts (generally speaking, for there are, of course, exceptions to every rule) holds equally good to the Old Testament promises—believers today are fully warranted in mixing faith therewith and expecting to receive the substance of them. First, because those promises were made to saints as such, and what God gives to one He gives to all (2 Peter 1:4)—Christ purchased the self-same blessings for every one of His redeemed. Second, because most of the Old Testament promises were typical in their nature: earthly blessings adumbrated heavenly ones. That is no arbitrary assertion of ours, for anyone who has been taught of God knows that almost everything during the old economies had a figurative meaning, shadowing forth the better things to come. Many proofs of this will be given by us a little later. Third, a literal fulfillment to us of those promises must not be excluded, for since we be still on earth and in the body our temporal needs are the same as theirs, and if we meet the conditions attached to those promises (either expressed or implied), then we may count upon the fulfillment of them: according unto our faith and obedience so will it be unto us.

Arthur W. Pink The Application of Scriptures-A Study of Dispensationalism

There is unity throughout the whole of scripture

January 29, 2013 3 comments

Arthur PinkWhile there be great variety in the teaching of the Word, there is an unmistakable unity underlying the whole. Though He employed many mouthpieces, the Holy Scriptures have but one Author; and while He

“at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets” and “hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son” (Hebrews 1:1,2),

yet He who spoke by them was and is One

“with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17),

who throughout all ages declares: “I am the Lord, I change not” (Malachi 3:6). Throughout there is perfect agreement between every part of the Word: it sets forth one system of doctrine (we never read of “the doctrines of God,” but always “the doctrine”: see Deuteronomy 32:2; Proverbs 4:2; Matthew 7:28; John 7:17; Romans 16:17, and contrast Mark 7:7; Colossians 2:22; 1 Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 13:9) because it is one single and organic whole. That Word presents uniformly one way of salvation, one rule of faith. From Genesis to Revelation there is one immutable Moral Law, one glorious Gospel for perishing sinners. The Old Testament believers were saved with the same salvation, were indebted to the same Redeemer, were renewed by the same Spirit, and were partakers of the same heavenly inheritance as are New Testament believers.

Arthur W. Pink The Application of Scriptures-A Study of Dispensationalism