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A true knowledge of the covenants is indispensable to a correct presentation of the gospel

Sufficient should have already been said to impress us with the weightiness of our present theme, and the great importance of arriving at a right understanding of the divine covenants. A true knowledge of the covenants is indispensable to a correct presentation of the gospel, for he who is ignorant of the fundamental difference which obtains between the covenant of works and the covenant of grace is utterly incompetent for evangelism. But by whom among us are the different covenants clearly understood? Refer unto them to the average preacher, and you at once perceive you are speaking to him in an unknown tongue. Few today discern what the covenants are in themselves, their relations to each other, and their consequent bearings upon the design of God in the Redeemer. Since the covenants pertain unto the very “rudiments of the doctrine of Christ,” ignorance of them must cause obscurity to rest upon the whole gospel system.

Arthur W. Pink- The Divine Covenants-Introduction

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  1. André Beck
    March 26, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Reblogged this on Christward Pursuit and commented:
    Amen and amen! Understanding the distinction between the covenants of works and grace is vital to our understanding of the gospel. Preach it AW Pink. Thanks to Reformed on the web’s blog for highlighting this.

    • March 31, 2019 at 9:24 am

      Amen to this:

      Understanding the distinction between the covenants of works and grace is vital to our understanding of the gospel.

      Thank you for visiting my blog and for your insightful comment. Blessings!

  2. Leigh Belcham
    March 28, 2019 at 11:57 am

    AWP’s writings on the covenants have been exceptionally helpful to me, especially concerning the Everlasting Covenant. In fact, until little over a year ago I had no real understanding of the essential legal basis of the atonement.

    Not long ago I found it necessary to challenge someone on their understanding of penal substitution. I wrote as follows:

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    The analogy of the mortgage guarantor seems to me extremely useful in simplifying what otherwise appears to have been an unjust transaction. All thanks to AWPink – and God’s work in him.

    • March 31, 2019 at 9:26 am

      Amen Leigh Belcham. Understanding the covenants is essential to understanding what Christ accomplished on our behalf.

      Thank you for visiting this blog and for your comment. Blessings!

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