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The Covenants-Chapter 4c-The Covenant of Redemption

That this covenant came into being before the fall of man, is a truth sustained in the divine word by the clearest evidence.

It is fully supported by Peter, when he says, addressing Christians in all lands:- “Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation [manner of life] received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot; who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifested in these last times for you, who by him do believe in God, who raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith, and hope, might be in God.” Paul bears concurrent testimony in the declaration that “God who cannot lie, promised us eternal life before the world began.” He says, “He hath saved us, and called us, with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose, and grace, given us in Christ Jesus, before the world began.” And yet more:-” Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings, in heavenly places in Christ, according as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, and without blame before him in love.” The covenant of redemption was, therefore, brought into being before the creation of the world.

R. B. C. Howell- The Covenants

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