Remember our definition of the covenant of works. It was that legal arrangement into which God voluntarily condescended to enter and by which he promised eternal blessedness to Adam, on the condition that Adam by personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience should keep God’s holy law, love him with all his faculties and his neighbor as himself. This was called a covenant of works because Adam had to perform certain works of obedience, under the terms of the covenant, in order to merit a final state of blessedness with God. It has also been called the covenant of nature, with the setting in view, the covenant of life, with the intended outcome in view, and the legal covenant, with the standard in view. In this episode we’re concluding by thinking about how we lost the doctrine of the covenant of works and what we can do to recover it.
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