‘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 demonstrates to us what Christ had to do on our behalf. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Yet, it should be noted that Christ, as man, loved all men according to the commandment. The sacrament of manna is also important to consider 1 Cor.

The human soul lives, understands and feels either the favor or vengeance of God after death Luke It asserts that foreseen good in man was not a reason for election Rom.

His passive obedience consisted of various miseries of body and soul from the cradle to the cross. This is critical to understanding the Covenant of Works. God does not grant perfection to us in this life in order to display the difference between heaven and earth, to teach us patience, humility, and sympathy, to teach that salvation is by grace alone, and to demonstrate the wisdom of God.

A New Covenant was setup that promised a coming Mediator to overthrow the curse. They also point to his spiritual body, the church. When we die, the human soul survives death Matt.

However, in terms of timing, the benefits thd salvation are not bestowed upon the elect before effectual calling, faith, repentance, and actual union with Christ. Jun 30, Jacob Aitken rated it really liked it Shelves: In baptism there is a description of what the Trinity engages in — the Father promises salvation, the Son obtains salvation as mediator, and the Holy Spirit applies salvation.

The sacrifices in the Old Testament which were a type of the sacrifice of Christ were designed for Israel alone and not for all people. The law does not change because God does not change. The Scriptures demonstrate the reality of such a covenant made and we want to demonstrate this by Scripture to prove the necessity of it.


I accidentally ordered the one that is a copy of the original print old English letters and all. This is a thw conviction based upon the truth of God.

The Reformed creeds say otherwise in certain senses. Of the Doctrine of the Prophets. Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity.

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man

The doctrine of conservation promotes piety and upholds truth. We should keep to our duties before Him as a faithful, and loving spouse. If He did that would throw, again His character in confusion. There is ample Scriptural support for the doctrine of particular atonement. The message of natural revelation Psa.

It is not some general decree but a particular designation of certain individual persons to be saved. It is the foundation to the whole of our salvation. How may a sinful man approach God? It satisfied also the truth of God, the goodness of God, the justice hrrmann God, and the holiness of God — because it demonstrated the glory of God. It should be noted that the obedience of Christ covenqnts not abrogate our responsibility to obey the law.

Knowledge must be a apart of faith or faith cannot exist. Regeneration is that 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. Old Testament saints had the law written on their hearts Ps.

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It was, though, fully satisfied by Christ Rom. There is a mediator in the covenant of grace, where there is no mediator in the Covenant of Works. He became professor of divinity successively at the University of Franeker in and at the University of Utrecht in We will receive the whole world; both present and future; a spiritual kingdom; the dignity of being a son of God; victory over sin Rom.


Election is also unconditional based on the decree. 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.

In this regard men should have a love of the truth 2 Thess. We can divide them into general spiritual promises and special promises. For our salvation depends not on this full assurance of faith; but on our union and communion with Christ, which may remain safe and secure without that.

This was given to all who passed through the clouds including the women and the children. Of the Benefits of Salvation Chapter 1: Circumcision was the sign of regeneration, which would be fulfilled in the death of Christ, thus a bloody sacrifice was no longer needful after Christ, though the realties behind circumcision continue in every child regenerated before God.

Some people make false accusations about the Old Testament. We must not ask if God by an act of His power could have saved man another way.

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

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. In this seal we receive true and real blessings that identify union and communion with Him and us, and set forth future blessings of the life to come.

What can one do to retrieve the sense of peace with God? Christ could, without injury or disgrace to himself, perform the satisfaction to God for us. 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.