Covenant Theology Essay

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John Calvin came up with covenant theology to cover the over all flow of the bible. The first time Covenant Theology was really used was in the 16th and 17th centuries by Ursinus, Olevianus and Cocceius. This theology was used mainly by the Reformed Churches and was it 's predominant theology around the 17th and 19th centuries. Covenant Theology is a system of theology that views God 's dealings with man in respect of covenants rather than dispensations (periods of time). It represents the whole of Scripture as covenantal in structure and theme. Theologians divided the history up into two periods. Starting off we learn about the covenant of works and how it began when God created Adam. Through Adam the human population grew and through all …show more content…
The blood of Jesus could cover all the sins and he could offer life everlasting through his grace. The covenant of redemption is when Jesus died on the cross and is now in heaven sitting on the right hand side of the father, being the mediator for us. Covenant theology helps to understand the Old and New Testaments better. It breaks down each issue that God was explaining to man. I believe that God had made two covenants and the first one was created when he sent Moses down to Egypt to set the children of Israel free. God gave Moses the laws to write down and he wrote the ten commandments on stone. Because the children of Israel refused to obey God and follow after his commandments he declared that was going make a new covenant and the people that would follow after him he would be their God and he would write his word on the tables of their heart. As we read in the Old Testament in several different places God reveals through the Prophets of old that there is a savior to be born and he will suffer and die for the sins of many. The blood of Jesus changed the old covenant because the old way was priceless but the new way offers eternal rest to everyone that accepts …show more content…
I believe that there is only one way to salvation because Christ said if we try any other way we was like a thief and a robber but I don 't agree that there is only one covenant. The reason why I don 't agree that there isn 't one covenant is because God had a chosen people and because they wouldn 't serve him, he made a new covenant with people that would serve him through his, Son Jesus. The One Covenant theology was rejected and to my opinion it didn 't have enough proof and it wasn 't Biblical correct so it failed. When God created a covenant there was promises in them like when he made a covenant with Abraham. When he made that covenant, he also promised Abraham the land of Canaan and many other things. People that lived under the law had to live close to God because if they found any guilty part in a man he was worthy of death. A person had two options, one was watch what you done and the second one is that you died. But now we live under grace which offers us forgiveness of sins when we mess up. What we are worthy of death for Christ changed that. Though we do live under grace I believe that Jesus gives us a freewill in choice to serve him or not. A person is capable of falling back into their old ways when there not obedient to God and faithful to his

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