‘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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It is used as baptism in a figurative sense. They are visible proclamations of the covenant. This overthrows the very word of scripture in the Old Testament Ps.

The promises of the covenant were spiritual promises. There are three spiritual realties taught by circumcision: Disobedience is still punished by death and men are still obliged to keep the requirements or face the consequences. And it is to this covenant, and not to the Abrahamic or Davidic covenants, that God contrasts with the New Covenant. The penal sanction of death is based upon the just nature of God.

It is an agreement between God and man, a pact or agreement about the way of obtaining consummate happiness; including a threatening of eternal destruction, with which the contemner of the happiness, offered in that way, is to be punished. It had to be without blemish, male, and of the first year Ex. The law itself was ordained to life Gal. God the Son keeps those whom He bought with his blood John The doctrine of election for the younger is preferred over the older which is seen through the entire bible.

Regeneration can also be seen as the second act or the manifestation of spiritual life. He says that God has full right to impart those benefits to whom he thinks proper, and on what conditions he is pleased to prescribe. Of the Sacraments of the Covenant of Works.


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

The sign of cloud and sea signify the same thing as baptism 1 Pet. The whole extent of the image of God created in Adam consists of three parts: The cause of imperfection is our indwelling flesh or corruption Gal. The historical types of the Old Testament refer to the first age of the world.

Shawn rated it really liked it Aug 29, Fourthly, there was a real bondage to the ceremonial law which would be later abolished Gal. The use of the sacraments was not a matter of choice but a duty incumbent upon Christ to fulfill as righteousness, as He so told John the Baptist. Old Testament saints were saved by faith as were New Testament saints Hab.

And God does not love something in vain.

God requires the complete sanctification of the parties involved in the covenant or threatens punishment. The Semi-Pelagian view says yes — the sinner prepares or comes to be regenerated by seeking, asking, repenting, sorrowing for sin, etc.

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He rejoiced over what was worthy of His labor — which is consistent with the character of His goodness. The Old Testament does not put forth a different means of salvation than the New Testament.

God does not grant perfection to us in this life in order to display the difference between heaven and earth, to teach us hernann, humility, and sympathy, to teach that salvation is by grace alone, and to demonstrate the wisdom of God.

But a man who has his salvation at heart, as he ought, cannot live in secure joy, so long as he doubts of his election. In verses 1 and 14, Paul refers them to his own pedigree, calls them his own flesh and kindred, and distinguishes them from the Gentiles. This is to show forth the greater glory in the perfections that God has manifested in His works. Excellent reflection upon the work of God in Christ in accomplishing salvation for a fallen people. It ends up being a seal, ratifying to us the promises and grace of Hermxnn.


The time is fifty days after the Exodus and the place was Mount Sinai Deut. If something could act besides having God as its cause, then there would be multiple first Causes, ehrmann is polytheism. The beginning and end of these volumes however are combersome at points and Witsius witaius to devote too much time discussing extremely minor points i.

However, the Scriptures teach that a dead man or bad tree can do nothing to prepare himself for grace. Which is the manner in which Witsius defines this.

Some say that there is no proper forgiveness of sins in the Old Testament. Holiness is that which is separated from a promiscuous and civil, but especially from a profane use Lev. Adam was the root of mankind and covenantss of mankind fell in that transgression.

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man

Sinful man cannot but taint the soul. Spiritual peace can also be interrupted. However, God does not delight in the death of the wicked. The actual death of Christ is considered part of the satisfaction Isa. Of the Econpmy of the New Testament. My favorite Systematic Theology.