Moses: A Typological Covenant of Works

Thursday, 05 Jul 2007

The Apostle Paul often contrasts the Mosaic law (works) with the Abrahamic promise (grace). He assumes that these two principles are fundamentally opposed: "For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise" (Gal. 3:18). Since Paul tells us that the law did not invalidate the previous promise, how are we to understand the Mosaic Covenant? First, we must note that the Mosaic Covenant is founded upon the Abrahamic promises. In Genesis 15:13-16, God promised Abraham that he would bring his descendants out of bondage, and in Exodus 3, it is ...

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