‘The Economy of the Covenants is Witsius’s magnum opus. He wrote it to promote peace amongst theologians who were divided on covenant theology. Witsius. The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man. By Herman Wits (Witsius ). But none, I imagine, will deny, that even this consideration must have. In this two volume work, Witsius, presents the reader with a fully biblical and experiential doctrine of the divine covenants; opening up their nature, The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man, Vols. 1 & 2. by Herman Witsius.

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The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man: Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity

He is the executor of the testament — or diaqakh. God rejoiced over His work.

It is binding simply on the basis of imitating God. The deliverance of the Ten Commandments to men is a great revelation in the character of God. John Gerstner Lots of Fog – by Dr. Arguments for immersion are that Christ and the Apostles used this mode as seen by the example of the ancient church. It signifies both present and future benefits received from union with Christ. Of Adoption Chapter Adam was the root of mankind and all of mankind fell in that transgression.

The Decalogue is the same as the law of nature therefore it is always binding.

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man by Herman Witsius | A Puritan’s Mind

It also tells us that there is some hope of enjoying God due to the patience 2 Pet. If no promise had been made, man would have lived without hope and lack of hope is rconomy of the fall, for the very threatening infers a promise.


When we think about being ecoomy, the testimony of our conscience must be well grounded and based upon the marks of a child of God. God also gave the Israelites the Word of God through His prophets. It was a garden planted by God, given to man as steward to take care of it.

The whole man, body and soul, had to keep the whole law. The law says that perfect obedience is required for eternal life and that every sinner who is not saved will suffer eternal death. This is based upon the o and work of Christ alone. God is a jealous God for His own glory and majesty. Salvation itself and the means leading to it are promised to them Jer. The quality of the body will be changed and fconomy infirmities will be removed. The difference between sanctification and justification is that justification is a judicial act, terminating in a relative change of state; namely, a freedom from punishment and a right to life, and covenanta is a work which terminates in a change of state as to the quality both of habits and actions.

The sacrament of the second period was the rainbow. The demonstration of the divine majesty was revealed tot hem at Mt. What can one do to retrieve the sense of peace with God?


It is a representation of virtue, goodness, and holiness, and the way in which man can have glorious communion with God Lev. The author of regeneration is God John 1: Douglas Hayes rated it really liked it Sep 07, Excellent reflection upon the work of God in Christ in accomplishing salvation for a fallen people.

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man

The abrogation on the part of God was that man could no longer obtain eternal life by the keeping of the law. The effect of effectual calling is union with Christ.

Read before you read most modern treatments. Spiritual Peace is a mutual concord between God and the sinner, who is justified by faith; so that the heart of God is carried out towards man, and in like manner, the heart of man towards God, by a delightful inclination of friendship. Faith is produced externally from the preaching of the covenanst and internally by the teaching of the Holy Spirit.

A lamb or kid was to be used for the Passover Ex. Non-saving faith does not properly see the beauty of, or love of, the truth, and does not engage in self-examination. It also is a wonderful consolation for ourselves, and produces piety and obedience.