Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Christ of the Covenants

I wasn't able to go to Bible study last night. I am really enjoying reading this book.

What is the Christ of the Covenant?

The original covenant between God and man may be termed the Covenant of Creation. This focuses on the relationship between man and God as his Creator.
A covenant is “a bond in blood sovereignly administered by God.” It is a bond that binds people together. It is a bond of life and death in blood demonstrating the ultimacy of the act of “covenanting.” It is a bond that is sovereignly administered by God that disregards human bartering or contracting that regularly characterizes the manner in which fallen men attempt to merit salvation.

In a more focal aspect to the Covenant of Creation, God sets up Adam in a probation period in the garden called the covenant of commencement, or Covenant of Works. When Adam breaks this covenant, God pronounces a curse on Satan

Marriage is also seen in this Creation Covenant as a mark of the further redemptive mystery of Christ and His church.

Galatians 3:16 "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ."


What is a Covenant?

A covenant is a sacred and binding agreement made in love between persons or between persons and God.

Generally, almost any promise set forth in a written agreement. Most commonly, assurances set forth in a deed by the grantor or implied by law.

We make covenants all the time. Binding contracts that we have to keep.

I'll post more as I read through and gleen from this book.

3 comments:

e-Mom said...

This sounds really interesting! I look forward to reading more of your review, as you get further into the book. I've really enjoyed reading your blog. Our interests appear to be similar.

lori said...

This is a very good book. I can't wait to go to Bible study and gleen from some of the other people.

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