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Covenant of Works, 1 Covenant of Works, 2 Covenant of Works, 3 Covenant of Works, 4
The Covenant of Redemption (1) #22 Several weeks ago, I asked the question: Why is the new covenant necessary? The answer is because none of the covenants prior to it actually secured the salvation of sinners. The new covenant is necessary because the covenant with David, the covenant with Israel or the Mosaic covenant, the covenant with Abraham, and the covenant with Noah, though they point to our Lord and [ Read More ]
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Four common views on this text 1) The naturalistic view sees “the serpent simply as an animal and the woman’s seed as collective humanity.” This view provides the basis for man’s perpetual fear of snakes. 2) The symbolic view claims this verse asserts the “unresolved conflict between humans and the representatives of evil.” This basically says Genesis 3:15 provides the basis for all the conflict we see between good [ Read More ]
Overview of Covenant Theology, Gen. 3:15 Pt. 1. You can listen here.
Q. 19. From what source do you know this (i.e., who the mediator is)? A. Out of the gospel which God first made known in paradise (a), and afterwards did spread it abroad by the patriarchs and prophets (b), shadowed it by sacrifices and other ceremonies of the law (c), and lastly accomplished it by His only begotten Son, Christ our Lord (d). (a) Gen. 3:15. (b) Gen. 22:18; 49:10-11; [ Read More ]
Typology: Adam and Christ 1. A few introductory thoughts on typology First, a type is a historical person, place, institution, or event that was designed by God to point to a future historical person, place, institution, or event. An example would be the sacrificial system revealed to us in the Old Testament. That institution was designed by God to point to Christ’s once-for-all sacrifice. Second, that to which [ Read More ]
Here are the last two sections of chapter five of Better than the Beginning: Creation in Biblical Perspective. The knowledge of God we possess via creation and providence is not sufficient to secure the well-being of our souls. Listen to the Confession of Faith again: Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom and power of [ Read More ]
Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God become man, is God’s remedy for Adam’s failure. Jesus Christ takes His seed where Adam failed to take his. Salvation in Christ is better than creation in the image of God and citizenship in the garden of Eden. God does not place believers in Christ back at the starting line in the same position in which Adam was created. He grants irrevocable, eternal [ Read More ]