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The Covenants-Chapter 3b-1-The Covenant of Eden

And now, what were some of these truths, may we not say great gospel-truths — which holy men of primitive times, learned from the covenant of Eden, and upon which their faith rested?

1. It taught them that the great Deliverer promised, was to be, not an angel, not any being of another race, but their brother; “the seed of the woman.” And such truly was he. For “Both he that sanctified, and they who are sanctified, are all of one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.” And since “the children” of men, “are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise, took part of the same.” “He took not on him the nature of angel;” but “the seed of Abraham,” because “in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people” (Heb 2:11-17). And yet more. They learned from it, that the Messiah promised, was to be” the seed of the woman” peculiarly; that is, of the woman only; in other words, as to his human nature, that he was to be the son of a virgin. The fulfilment of this declaration in Jesus of Nazareth, is amply set forth by the evangelists, and especially by Mathew, and Luke (Matt I:18-21; Luke I: 26-33), with a record of the before so frequently repeated promise:- “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord shall give unto him the throne of his father David; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

R. B. C. Howell- The Covenants

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