The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man: Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity Front Cover. Herman Witsius. Thomas Turnbull, 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. THE ECONOMY OF THE COVENANTS BETWEEN GOD AND MAN, COMPREHENDING A COMPLETE BODY OF DIVINITY. BY HERMAN WITSIUS, D.D.

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It asserts that foreseen good in man was not a reason for election Rom. The ceremonial law was abrogated, for it was intended eeconomy the people of Israel alone. The son is not only mediator but testator, who ratified the covenant with his death.

Paul is dealing with a mystery but it is no mystery that Jews were converted with the Gentiles.

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The contracting parties are, on one side, God, on the other, Christ; and the agreement between both is ratified. Peter speaks of the inclusion of children in the covenant in the New Testament in the famous restoration passage of Acts Acts 2: Old Testament saints had the law written on their hearts Ps. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Glorification is begun in this life with the first fruits and is consummated in the life coevnants come.

Michael Rachel rated it really liked it Aug 15, Of the Sacraments of the Covenant of Works. It is also an engagement to an important duty 1 Pet.

It was then engaged immediately after the fall. There are poignant similarities between the two covenants.

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man

Regeneration is econony supernatural act of God, whereby a new and divine life is infused into the elect person who is spiritually dead, and that from the incorruptible seed of the word of God, made fruitful by the infinite power of the Spirit. At one time, God also became his guest Gen. The Elect are to be considered as lost miserable sinners Tit. It was spoken to Adam as the head of mankind. God would act unjustly against His character of rewarding those who hherman seek Him and all of Theology Proper would come crashing to the ground.


Although himself a member of the federalistic school, he was in no way blind to the value of the scholastically established dogmatic system of the Church. The rebellious and disobedient and them alone are those set with the consequences of punishment. The abrogation on the part of God was that man could no longer obtain eternal life by the keeping of the law. He undertook to perform the condition of the covenant where we could not Galatians 3: Showing of 3 reviews.

As a note, circumcision could be administered by anyone and was to be performed on the eighth day from birth.

We should use the New Testament to interpret the Old Testament so long as we rightly understand the context of the Old Testament and simply do not use covennts or partial information given that may be in the New Testament. Herman Witsius’s Economy of the Covenants is a pinnacle achievement in the history of Reformed doctrine, serving as a principal exhibit of the federal theology that marked Reformed thought in the seventeenth century.

The hardening will continue until the fullness of the Gentiles come into the kingdom. When we die, the human soul survives death Matt.

I accidentally ordered the one that is a copy of the original print old English letters a 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.

Perfect obedience is still required by all men. Josh Shelton rated it liked it Jul 29, The beginning and end of these volumes however are combersome at points and Witsius tends to devote too much time discussing extremely minor points i.

The consequence of spiritual peace is friendship with God. There are conditions of obtaining the benefits of the Covenant of Grace. It meant that it was the blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for the remission of sins. And as circumcision, it signifies the putting off of sin 1 Pet.

The ground or matter of justification is the perfect righteousness of Christ alone 2 Cor. There are various observations concerning the penal sanction to note Gen.

But, it should have forced them to seek the spiritual significance of the laws and not to cleave to the outward rite only. They help us remember how one is bound to his covenant-God, and they bridle and restrain him in a certain degree from sin. Common terms and phrases 2dly 3dly 4thly according Adam Apostle appears Arminius believers blessed blood body called chap church communion covenant of grace creature Crellius curse death declares delight denotes divine divine grace earth elect eternal faith Father favour flesh give glory God the Father God’s Gospel happiness hath heaven holy hypostatical union impetration inheritance Lf John John iii John xvii justice learned person likewise Lord Jesus Luke manner Mediator Moses obedience Old Testament Paul perfect perform promise Psal punishment reason regeneration respect rest righteousness sabbath Sacraments sacrifice salvation sanctified satisfaction of Christ Scripture sense seventh day shew signifies sinner sins Socinians Son of God soul speak spirit sufferings of Christ suretiship surety thee ther things thou tion tree true truth unto viii whole wisdom words wrath wrath of Hernan xvii.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The ghe of Old Testament saints was not a general faith but faith in Christ — the only way a man can be saved John 8: In the New Testament there is a greater freedom in Christian liberty.

One may also see the doctrine of grace in the blessing with which Noah blesses his sons Gen. Sixth, the necessary satisfaction of Christ exalts the attributes of God. God manifests his holiness when he punishes the wicked.

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Adam should desire the chief good — who is God. Terry E rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Of the Persons for whom Christ Engaged and Satisfied.

They are visible proclamations of the covenant. Upon death, the souls of believers are received into heavenly joys and mansions 2 Cor. Boxed Setpages. The effect of effectual calling is union with Christ. In terms of the present study, sanctification is that real work of God, by which they, who are chosen, regenerated, and justified, are continually more and more transformed from the turpitude of sin, to the purity of the divine image.

He partook of the ceremonies and types which He would fulfill.