WHAT IS A 'CHRISTOTELIC' HERMENEUTIC?
The word Christotelic results from the combination of two Greek words: Christos (Christ) and telos (end or goal). A Christotelic hermeneutic views the Lord Jesus Christ as the ultimate goal or end of Godís Word and seeks to consistently interpret all Scripture in view of this great truth. A Christotelic hermeneutic, as understood by Providence Theological Institute, assumes outright that the Old and New Testaments together comprise the wholly inspired, wholly infallible, and wholly inerrant Word of God, which is the sole authority of faith and practice in the life of a believer. This hermeneutical approach is also called Christological or Christocentric. Furthermore, this particular method of interpretation emphasizes five principles:

(1) the Lord Jesus Christ is the nexus of Godís plan in redemptive history;

(2) all Scripture either refers to Christ directly (e.g. the Gospel narratives, messianic prophecies), refers to Christ typologically, or prepares the way for Christ by unfolding redemptive history which ultimately points to His person and work (e.g. the Flood, the calling of Abram);

(3) the New Testament Scriptures must have interpretive priority over the Old Testament Scriptures due to the former being the final revelation of God;

(4) an accurate analysis of a passageís context is key: local, literary, historical, and canonical; and

(5) the principle of historical-grammatical interpretation (guided by the first four principles).
Dr. Joe W. Kelley
Semper Reformanda: Hermeneutics of NCT
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(Message delivered at Killeen Bible Church)

Pastor W.W. Sasser
The HIM Book (Introduction & Part 1)
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(Message delivered at 2015 PTS Conference)

Pastor W.W. Sasser
The HIM Book (Part 2)
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(Message delivered at 2015 PTS Conference)

Dr. Joe W. Kelley
New Covenant Theology: Biblical Interpretation
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Pastor W.W. Sasser
The Father's Glorious Testimony of the Son

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(Message delivered at 2009 PTS Conference)

Pastor W.W. Sasser
Christ in All the Scriptures - Part 1
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(Message delivered at 2011 PTS Conference)

Pastor W.W. Sasser
Christ in All the Scriptures - Part 2
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Stephen Wellum
The Nature of Typology Revisited: Do We All Agree?

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(Message delivered at 2014 PTS Conference)


Zach Maxcey
Feasts of Israel: Shadows of Christ & New Covenant

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(Message delivered at 2012 PTS Conference)


Greg Van Court
The Old Testament in the Transfiguration
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(Message delivered at 2012 PTS Conference)

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CHRISTOTELIC HERMENEUTICS
"And He said unto them, 'These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning Me.'"

- Luke 24:44 (KJV) -
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A DESCRIPTION OF NCT
1. What is New Covenant Theology?
2. What is a Christotelic Hermeneutic?
3. NCT on the Plan of God
4. NCT on the Biblical Covenants
5. NCT on the Old Covenant
6. NCT on the New Covenant
7. NCT on the People of God
9. NCT on the Nation of Israel
10. NCT on the Law of God
11. NCT on the Law of Moses
12. NCT on the Law of Christ
13. NCT on the Kingdom of God
14. How does NCT Compare to Other  
      Theological Systems?
15. NCT on Practical Matters
"For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote of Me.'"

- John 5:46 -
(ESV)