‘The Economy of the Covenants is Witsius’s magnum opus. He wrote it to promote peace amongst theologians who were divided on covenant theology. Witsius. The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man. By Herman Wits (Witsius ). But none, I imagine, will deny, that even this consideration must have. In this two volume work, Witsius, presents the reader with a fully biblical and experiential doctrine of the divine covenants; opening up their nature, The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man, Vols. 1 & 2. by Herman Witsius.

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If He did that would throw, again His character in confusion. Abel also offered acceptable sacrifices to God, which demonstrates God employed them to sacrifice to Him based on the need for cleansing from sin.

The symbolic law was the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man

God calls him out of Ur Gen. We must not ask if God by an act of His power could have saved man another way. It was a garden planted by God, given to man as steward to take covennats of it. Matthew Soergel rated it it was amazing Mar 09, Faith cofenants produced externally from the preaching of the word and internally by the teaching of the Holy Spirit. Man cannot act independently from God.

In this he was obedient. God gives Sacraments to men, but God requires sacrifices from men. All things come from God. Rather, true faith is rooted in the word and promise of God.

God must rescue the soul, and make it new. There are two Divine institutions of baptism that we find in the New Testament: The universal precepts of the law are founded upon the nature of God, that is, an expression of His character. With the Elect, God subdues them and saves them. It was part of the wall of partition between Jews and Gentiles that has been abolished by Christ Eph. But, it should have forced them to seek the spiritual significance of the laws and not to cleave to the outward rite only.


It signifies both present and future benefits received from thd with Christ. Faith is hrrmann a condition properly so-called. As a result of these promises, Christ promised to faithfully redeem the elect. This should remove all boasting from the sinner Isa. John English rated it really liked it Jan 19, He is the Son of God in this respect.

The very fact that there is a Covenant of Grace demonstrates the need to uphold the righteous character of God.

Even Jesus forgave sins before He died on the cross which would have been properly fixed to the Old Testament Economt. Spiritual peace can also be interrupted.

All Israel the nation as a whole will be saved when the fullness of the Gentiles have come. Covenant Theology Poster The Puritans made many posters, even in their day, to aid church members in understanding Scriptural truth.

Jonathan Edward’s Miscellanies on “Covenant” Dr. Fourth, animal sacrifices could not atone for sin Heb. Introduction to the Covenant of Grace Chapter 2: Nov 29, Covenahts Harris rated it really liked it.

Virgin birth had inherent power to keep the Saviour from original sin because it is possible that part of the body is not under the curse of sin nor a means of transferring guilt.

Anyone who actually reads has to agree that the old guys were much more clear and concise in their writing than most modern theologians with a few exceptions, of course. Holiness is that which is separated from a promiscuous and civil, but especially from a profane use Lev.


God the Holy Spirit continually abides in believers John They come from the glory of our elder brother, Jesus Christ.

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man by Herman Witsius | A Puritan’s Mind

The actual death of Christ is considered part of the satisfaction Isa. However, no one can say they could have witsiu better. In Him the Gospel of the Kingdom is completed. The Covenant demands perfect holiness. Only God can restore us to true liberty, for he who sets us free, makes a purchase of us for his property and possession 1 Cor.

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man: Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity

We should distinguish between salvation and the promise of salvation and not between salvation and temporal benefits.

This administration should not be confused with being a formal covenant of works. Are there conditions in the covenant of Grace? God is righteous in governing the world in this fashion by the covenant with Adam in the garden. The Spirit applies, signs, and seals the blessings to the elect. Lists with This Book. There are various observations concerning the penal sanction to note Gen.

Rather, it was a confirmation and typical representation of the Covenant of Grace.