A Herald of New Covenant Theology

“…since the prophetic Scriptures have their fulfilment in the person and work of Christ, biblical theology must take as its starting point
a Christ-centered interpretation of the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. It must be based upon the way in which the New
Testament interprets the Old….How we go about developing this pattern of biblical theology is where the difficulty arises and remains
the challenge now and for the future. “Why PTSJ?” The mission for PTSJ is to faithfully work to help meet this challenge by an
unwavering stance based upon “Back to the Bible” by “sola Scriptura” all to the glory of God.”

Gary D. Long, PTS Faculty President

       Welcome to Providence Theological Seminary Journal (PTSJ)! The PTSJ is an official publication of
Providence Theological Seminary (PTS). This journal is published on a semi-annual basis and is
unapologetically devoted to the biblical Gospel and New Covenant Theology. Providence Theological
Seminary has established this periodical with a threefold purpose: (1) to serve as a herald of the Doctrines
of Grace, New Covenant Theology, and Baptist ecclesiology, (2) to help break down the middle walls of
doctrinal partition that exist within and between evangelical Protestantism, and (3) to further establish
Providence Theological Seminary as a theological institution.

        No issue of the PTSJ will include any paid advertisements or endorsements. Furthermore, the
exhibition of an author’s article does not constitute an endorsement (on the part of PTS) of every aspect of
his or her theology. That being said, PTSJ will never publish any article, whose content does not firmly agree
with the essentials of biblical Christianity. As the seventeenth-century German theologian Rupertus
Meldenius once said, “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.” We earnestly hope
that the PTSJ will edify all those who read the articles contained therein.

        Providence Theological Seminary gladly welcomes any questions, comments, or feedback regarding the
content of the PTSJ. Please e-mail all editorial material and questions to and Zachary S.
Maxcey, the editor of the PTSJ, at We cordially welcome all those who are like-minded
to support the seminary through prayer. Graphic design of the PTSJ is jointly credited to Ron Adair and
Zachary S. Maxcey. Soli Deo Gloria! Semper Reformanda!

Yours in Christ,

Zachary S. Maxcey
Providence Theological Seminary Journal, Editor

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