Organic (nature of redemptive revelation)

When we speak of the organic nature of Biblical theology, we refer to that quality of redemptive revelation which is complete and sufficient in all of its stages of development.  That concentrated truth develops as subsequent redemptive acts and covenants bring to light those multifarious aspects of redemption which were periphery or indistinguishable earlier, but were nonetheless present.  The organic nature of Biblical theology means that at every stage of development the full substance of redemption present, though early on many elements are indistinguishable.  New revelation does not “add” to previous, but rather develops or brings to light the multiformity of what was latently present earlier.  Affirming the organic nature of special revelation via history is a defense against dispensationalism.