‘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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His miracles demonstrated the truthfulness of his message. The spiritual meaning of baptism is connected with the communion with Christ and His body along with all his benefits 1 Cor. Some immerse and some sprinkle. heramnn

Of Justification Chapter 9: Also of the degree to which it is to be kept: His holy life was an example to us 1 Pet. 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. The lamb was prepared by setting it apart on the tenth day, was to be killed and its blood sprinkled on the doorposts.

Views While in his theology Witsius aimed at a reconciliation between the reigning orthodoxy and Covenant Theology also known as federalismhe was first of all a Biblical theologian, his principal field being systematic theology. It is enacted by marriage with the Lord Jesus. The holiness of God demonstrates that Hermxnn cannot be joined with a sinner without satisfaction made to his justice for He cannot look upon sin.

Thirdly, faith is considered as applying the already accomplished salvation. Holiness is that which is separated from a promiscuous and civil, but especially from a profane use Lev. It governs not only our actions but our nature. He then explained that this was His hermaann, which is given for you.


And it should be noted that His sufferings would violate the justice of God if they were not endured in our place. We have seen there is a similarity between the two Testaments which cannot be overlooked.

There is a mediator in the covenant of grace, where there is no mediator in the Covenant of Works. If something could act besides having God as its cause, then there would be multiple first Causes, which is polytheism.

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

Peace of conscience is a direct result Rom. Christ is set in the center of transition from the Old Testament covenantal sacraments to the New Testament covenantal sacraments and partook of them all before God. Of the Oneness of the Covenant of Grace, as to its Substance.

This covenant contained stipulations Ex. The universal precepts of the law are founded upon the nature covrnants God, that is, an expression of His hhe. The second step is to put on or vivification of the new man Col.

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Michael Beatty rated it it was amazing Oct 08, God still speaks to people in His Word as if they are not fallen Do this and live. The Covenant of Grace was revealed more obscurely, there and therefore, the operations of the Spirit were obscure — they were so obscure, comparatively speaking, that the Spirit is said not to have been under the Old John 7: There are conditions of obtaining the benefits of the Covenant of Grace.

The active subjection to the law was that he set himself under it as a rule of life involuntarybut as a way to save sinners it was a way to obtain eternal life voluntary. The whole man, body and soul, had to keep the whole law.

Open Preview See a Problem? It was a garden planted by God, given to man as steward to take care of it. Witsius’ chapters on the ordo soludis in the second half of the first volume and the first half of the second are extremely helpful. What does it mean to bermann holy?


Adam was a son of God in a different sense than this Luke 3: In order to understand this, we need to distinguish between the common operations of the Spirit hermanh the moral and supernatural actions of the Spirit. In the New Testament there is a more abundant and delightful measure of the Spirit Zech.

The Puritans made many posters, even in their day, to aid church members in understanding Scriptural truth. Abel represented Covehants in his humiliation; Enoch represented Christ in his exaltation.

There are important eternal truths that transcend the abrogation of the covenant. Be careful of which copy you get. The Savior must also be true God Isa. The ceremonial laws are but shadows, and a yoke to be broken. There has to be a legal purity about the sacrifice for God to accept it, for an unrighteous man cannot save himself, and only a righteous man can save others.

Jonathan Edward’s Miscellanies on “Covenant” Dr. Sinai contains no promise of hernann. The sacrament of Paradise was the Garden of Paradise. The virgin birth immunized the Savior from original sin. The Seed is used collectively but also in an eminent sense it refers to Jesus Christ. God saved the people of Israel in electing them as a peculiar people Deut. Only eternal life was promised in the Covenant of Works.

The Fall did ecoonomy abrogate the duty to keep the law. Charles Hodge Baptism – by Dr. He is the spring of eternal life in the elect and the Author of our seal confirming our salvation Eph.