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The Covenants-Chapter 9- The Teachings of the Covenant

THE TEACHINGS OF THE COVENANTS

Messiahship of Jesus; form of the Christian Church; purposes of

God in relation to the Israelites; Church not visible until

the coming of Christ; qualifications for membership; signs and seals of

the covenants; consummation of the covenant in Christ’s second coming.

ALL the covenants recorded in the word of God, having reference directly, and indirectly, to our redemption from sin, and salvation by Christ, are now before you. It remains only that we consider briefly some few of their doctrinal, and practical teachings. I say some few, and briefly, because to refer to them all, and in detail, would require more time and space than can now be commanded, and I must compress them into a single chapter. How vividly do these covenants illustrate the grace of God in your redemption; the miserable condition of men in their fallen state; the love, and goodness of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! How affecting the appeal which they wake to your gratitude, and obedience! With a full soul, as you contemplate them, you exclaim with Paul; “O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”[1] But all these, and many other like considerations, we must pass over in silence.

R. B. C. Howell- The Covenants

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