Re-Publication of the Covenant of Works (1)

As Michael Horton acknowledges in his work on covenant theology, one of the more difficult issues in covenant theology is how to relate the Mosaic Covenant to the earlier Abrahamic Covenant and the New Covenant. Complicating matters is the old Dispensational doctrine . . . Continue reading →

Resources On The Republication Of The Covenant Of Works

In the history of Reformed theology there have been a variety of ways of talking about the Mosaic covenant. The Reformed have generally agreed that it was an administration of the covenant of grace but they also frequently described it as an republication of the covenant of works made with Adam before the fall. By the mid to late 20th century this way of speaking had become unfamiliar and thus controversial when it was reintroduced. When, however, we understand what the Reformed intended by speaking of republication it should not be controversial. Continue reading →

Sibbes: Leviticus 18:5 Is A Covenant Of Works

Quest. Now, whence comes this rootedness and firm stability of God’s children? Ans. Especially from this, that they are now in the covenant of grace, rooted in Christ, who is God-man, in whom they are firmly rooted. In Adam we had a . . . Continue reading →

Usher: The Covenant Of Works Is The Sum Of The Law

How hath the Moral Law been delivered since the Fall? The Sum thereof was comprised in ten Words, (Exod. 34:28; Deut. 4:13.) commonly called the Decalogue or Ten Commandments; solemnly published and engraved in Table of Stone by God himself, (Deut. 4:14 . . . Continue reading →

Yahweh Preached The Covenant Of Works Through Moses

You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am Yahweh your God. You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am Yahweh. Leviticus 18:4–5

William Perkins On The Covenant Of Works

God’s covenant, is his contract with man, concerning the obtaining of life eternal, upon a certain condition. This covenant consists of two parts: God’s promise to man, Man’s promise to God. God’s promise to man, is that, whereby he binds himself to . . . Continue reading →