Covenant of Redemption

Thursday, 05 Jul 2007

While it is common to associate redemption exclusively with grace, this oversimplification fails to account for the essential role that works play in our redemption-the works of Christ. "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous" (Rom. 5:19). God's redemptive plan answers Adam's disobedience (in the works-oriented covenant of creation) with the Last Adam's perfect obedience (in the similarly works-oriented covenant of Redemption). In this sense, the works principle underlies all biblical covenants. Much confusion ...

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