John Owen, Exposition of Hebrews “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” Hebrews 4:2 It is supposed and granted that the gospel was preached unto the people in the wilderness. The apostle… Read More The Gospel was Preached unto Israel in the Wilderness
Samuel Rutherford, The Covenant of Life Opened, pp. 347-348. Dr. Crispe [objects] (p. 162), “in Jeremiah 31; Ezekiel 36; Hebrews 8 and other passages where the Tenor of the Covenant is contained, there is no word of a tie (pp. 163-164), there is not one word that God saith to man, thou must do this.… Read More Jeremiah 31: The New Covenant
Excerpted from his book, A Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism OF THE COVENANT OF GOD It has been shown, that a Mediator is one who reconciles parties that are at variance, as God and men. This reconciliation is called in the Scriptures a Covenant, which has particular reference to the Mediator, inasmuch as every… Read More Of the Covenant of Grace (part 1) | Zacharius Ursinus
Excerpted from his book, A Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism OF THE GOSPEL OF GOD In the third question of the Catechism it is asked: Whence knowest thou thy misery? Out of the law of God. So it is now asked: Whence knowest thou thy deliverance? Out of the gospel. Having, therefore, spoken of the… Read More Of the Covenant of Grace (part 2) | Zacharius Ursinus
Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service, Vol. 1 pp. 457-463 The Existence of an Additional, External Covenant with Men Denied Question #2: Did God, either in the Old or New Testament, establish a different, external covenant in addition to the covenant of grace? Answer: Before we answer this question it is necessary to define… Read More Was the Old Testament Merely External and Temporal?
Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service Vol. 1, pp. 451-457 The Covenant of Grace Identical in both Old and New Testaments Question #1: When was this covenant of grace initiated? Answer: Due to a misunderstanding concerning the nature of the covenant of grace, the Socinians and Arminians, who are in this respect like-minded, claim… Read More The Covenant of Grace Identical in both Old and New Testaments
The Trial and Triumph of Faith Sermon VII, pp. 75-82 [Christ hath a sevenfold relation to the covenant. 1st, He is the Covenant itself. 2nd, The Messenger. 3rd, The witness. 4th, The Surety. 5th, The Mediator. 6th, The Testator. 7th, The principal party contractor.] The parties of the covenant are God and man. Oh, how… Read More Christ’s Sevenfold Relation to the Covenant of Grace
In these sermons, Rev. Michael Ericson of Trinity Presbyterian Reformed Church, does an expository study of God’s covenants in Scripture. Links and embedded audio players have been added for your convenience. These sermons, which provide insight into the covenants of Scripture, are sure to edify you and prove to be a helpful resource. I. The Covenant of Works The Making… Read More An Introduction to Covenant Theology
Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service Vol. 4, pp. 402-408 After Israel had arrived at Horeb, Moses ascended the mountain. God commanded Moses to ask the people on His behalf if they wished to remain in the covenant and be obedient to Him (Exod 19:8). Moses relayed the message, and the people responded at… Read More Is the Mosaic Covenant the Covenant of Grace?
The following is an excerpt from A Godly and Learned Exposition of Christ’s Sermon in the Mount by William Perkins, which can be found in volume 1 of his works and read online here. “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I… Read More An Exposition of Mat. 5:17-20 | William Perkins