‘The Economy of the Covenants is Witsius’s magnum opus. He wrote it to promote peace amongst theologians who were divided on covenant theology. Witsius. The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man. By Herman Wits (Witsius ). But none, I imagine, will deny, that even this consideration must have. 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.

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The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man by Herman Witsius | A Puritan’s Mind

The Puritans made many posters, even in their day, to aid church members in understanding Scriptural truth. There are three spiritual realties taught by circumcision: The law does not state that the punishment must be infinite with respect to duration.

The effect of Sanctification is the exercise of holy habits and graces. God would act unjustly against His character of rewarding those who diligently seek Him and all of Theology Proper would come crashing to the ground. Charles Hodge Baptism – by Dr. Glorification is the gracious act of God, whereby He actually translates His chosen and redeemed people, from an unhappy and base state, to a happy and glorious one.

In the New Testament such grace expands and the extent or the Spirit widens. When we talk about faith, we are talking about the knowledge of the things to be believed. Even the New Testament confirms the binding nature of the law Matt.


As mediator He was subject to earn eternal thr and pay our debt of sin, i. There are obvious and wonderful benefits in the New Testament over the Old Testament.

The manner of the giving tne the law was accompanied with signs of thunder, lightning, smoke, and earthquakes Ex.

This is the classic statement of Covenant Theology at the end of the 17th Century. The spiritual signification of circumcision was that it is first a sign and seal of the covenant of God with Abraham Gen.

You have to be a perfect man in order to save men. The contracting parties of the covenant of works are God and man. The purpose or result of election is faith and witsiuss and thus, they cannot be the cause Eph.

He would have communion with God and the continuance of His favor. If a condition is involved, the condition itself is at the same time decreed. Corporeal and hermanb death on behalf of all men as the outcome of his disobedience. Temporary faith engages the heart but only for a time. The sacrament of the tree of knowledge of good and evil signified hernann promise of the covenant and the curse of the covenant.

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man: Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity

There is no intermediate state between the regenerate and the unregenerate, for Scripture divides all of mankind into two classes, sheep and goats Matt. In this servanthood, the whole nature of the covenant exists. Hodge Children and Witsiks Membership – by Dr.

God the Holy Spirit continually abides in believers John And God does not love something in vain. It is the first act of passing from death to life, and in this sense accomplished in a moment. Thirdly, faith is considered as applying the already accomplished salvation. The Savior must be a righteous man. Sometimes believers do doubt. Richard rated it it was amazing May 01, The Holy Spirit is the immediate author of regeneration John 3: Seventh, the necessary satisfaction of Christ promotes Christian piety.


It is a solemn duty to Christ that we partake worthily. Covebants a wotsius or heavenly body will be able to inherit the kingdom of God 1 Cor. Terry E rated it it was amazing Jun 30, It was first founded on the free and arbitrary will of God, but God prefers the moral over the ceremonial law 1 Sam.

Witsius steers an irenic course between Voetsius and Cocceius.

Only one sin of Adam is imputed to his posterity. Only God can effect the new creation.

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man

It is to be done in the name of the Triune God. Karlberg Retracting Credobaptism – by Dr. The Sabbath is set as a sacrament. Covenantd of the degree to which it is to be kept: The call contains the command to believe in Christ. The difference consists in the administration of the testaments, not the actual substance of the testaments themselves.