The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man: Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity Front Cover. Herman Witsius. Thomas Turnbull, 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. THE ECONOMY OF THE COVENANTS BETWEEN GOD AND MAN, COMPREHENDING A COMPLETE BODY OF DIVINITY. BY HERMAN WITSIUS, D.D.

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It was a demonstration of the salvation of their firstborn sons, and the bitter herbs represented fhe bitter life under Pharaoh. The demonstration of the divine majesty was revealed tot hem at Mt. The Savior must also be true God Isa. The doctrine of concurrence teaches us this: You have to be a perfect man in order to save men.

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man

Lists with This Book. Grace is vividly seen in the covenant God made with Abraham.

It is compatible with love and not an enforcement or coercion but the obligation of a just act based upon the holiness of Wisius. I could not overemphasize the value of his work. Herman Witsius Arguably known for the best work on Covenant Theology in print at least in the top 5.

John Calvin on Infant Baptism Dr. Who should buy and read these volumes? The water from the rock signified Christ as one who gives us life 1 Cor.

They are visible proclamations of the covenant. First, we should discover the reason or cause and remedy it if we can Lam. Man witskus the cause eocnomy his inability. The whole man, body and soul, had to keep the whole law. Wes Van Fleet rated it really liked it Feb 06, John Calvin on Infant Baptism Dr.


There has to be a legal purity about the sacrifice for God to accept it, for an unrighteous man cannot save himself, and only a righteous man can save others.

The Life Of the Author. Sinful man cannot but taint the soul.

The contracting parties of the Covenant of Grace are God and the Ecoomy. The law does not change because God does not change James 1: One may also see the doctrine of grace in the blessing with which Noah blesses his sons Gen. They help us remember how one is bound to his covenant-God, and they bridle and restrain him in a certain degree from sin.

Wisdom, power, truth, justice holiness goodness, philanthropy, good-will, mercy…and the like. In this two volume work, Witsius, presents the reader with a fully biblical and experiential doctrine of the divine covenants; opening up their nature, stipulations, hermman, and blessings.

It was new from the beginning, and characterized in that way throughout redemptive history, then epitomized in Christ.

The call hermman the command to believe in Christ. The means of sanctification is the word of God and devout meditation of it John In the New Testament such grace expands and the extent of the Spirit widens.

The Old Testament does not put forth a different means of salvation than the New Testament. We are justified by faith not in the sense that faith replaces obedience, for faith is not strictly a condition of justification. The use of the sacraments was not a ecknomy of choice but a duty incumbent upon Christ to fulfill as righteousness, as He so told John the Baptist.

However, Christ bestowed on believers, even under the Mosaic economy, true benefits in and with the typical shadows. Thirdly, faith is considered as applying the already accomplished salvation. When the Israelites were baptized into Moses this means by Moses, not in him as in Christ. God promised to not allow the elect to fall from grace to their eternal destruction Isa.


The promises made to Abraham were confirmed to Isaac and Jacob. Of the Penal Sanction Chapter 6: Douglas Hayes rated it really liked it Sep 07, Witsius, always writing in an irenic style, sought to retain the best traits of Cocceian thinking, while following more directly in the path of Voetian orthodoxy.

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It is the direct result of His mercy and love. The Scriptures foretold their abrogation Deut. If something could act besides having God as its cause, then there would be multiple first Causes, which is polytheism. We must be sure we understand that it refers to both the lineage of the woman and the elect servant of God — Jesus Christ, Christ is therefore the meritorious cause of these benefits.

In this servanthood, the whole nature of the covenant hermaan. The three aspects of the Christian life surround grace, faith and economh, but the goal or end of holiness is the glory of God 1 Cor. Of the Doctrine of Grace from Abraham to Moses. This set a pattern which man is to copy.