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Yet it is clear that the covenant of works proceeded on the assumption that man in his original condition—though “made upright” —was capable of falling

Yet it is clear that the covenant of works proceeded on the assumption that man in his original condition—though “made upright” —was capable of falling, just as the covenant of grace proceeds on the assumption that man, though fallen and depraved, is—through Christ—capable of being restored. “God made man male and female, with righteousness and true holiness, having the law of God in their hearts, and power to fulfil it; and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their will, which was subject to change” (Westminster Confession of Faith). In the closing words of that quotation some light is cast upon that mysterious question, How could a sinless creature first sin? How could one made “upright” fall? How could one whom God Himself had pronounced “very good” give ear to the devil, apostatize, and drag down himself and his posterity to utter ruin?

Arthur W. Pink- The Divine Covenants-Part Two-The Adamic Covenant

 

  1. June 16, 2020 at 4:36 am

    How are you doing brother?

    • June 16, 2020 at 11:48 am

      I am doing good brother. I came off the road last Thanksgiving and landed a job with the city. I clean up trees with a bucket truck, trash truck (the trash truck with the claw on it, and bush hog the perimeter of the city.

      This has allowed me to be back home and back to working on my blog, website, and library. I haven’t put out any special articles the past few weeks because I have been doing research on an article which I am writing. Hopefully I will have the article up the first of next week.

      How have you been doing brother?

      • June 16, 2020 at 1:47 pm

        I am so glad for your city job, has it been a year now? I’m doing well, continuing to preach and minister at this time

      • June 21, 2020 at 8:01 am

        Amen on the preaching brother. Onward Christian soldier!

      • June 21, 2020 at 3:56 pm

        Amen!

      • June 22, 2020 at 4:28 am

        Amen brother

      • June 22, 2020 at 4:55 am

        =)

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