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The Covenants-Chapter 5b-The Covenant of promise in Christ to Abraham

“The covenant of promise to Abraham, of God in Christ,” is now before you. It is said by the apostle, to have been “the preaching of the gospel to Abraham.” “The scripture foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed” (Gal 3:16-17). To Adam also, was this covenant as announced in Eden, no less “the preaching of the gospel,” since it was “the glad tidings” of a Deliverer from sin, and of eternal life, and salvation. I will also remark in passing, that the blessings promised in all these covenants—the covenants of redemption, of Eden, and of Abraham—were in their spiritual import, never designed to be, nor are they truly, confined to any one family, or nation. The possible impression of their partial or Hebrew bearing, is carefully guarded against, in the very language of the covenants themselves, and earnestly denied by both prophets and apostles. They embraced specifically, “all the families of the earth,” and revealed a Saviour, who is “a light to lighten the Gentiles,” as well as “the glory of his people Israel (Luke 2:32). “Of a truth,” “God is no respecter of persons; but in every nation,”—and this has been ever so—” he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him’ (Acts 10:34-35).

R. B. C. Howell- The Covenants

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