Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Blood of the Everlasting Covenant

I'm pleased to share this powerful and fundamental teaching on the covenant relationship between man and his Infinite Creator and Judge from The Spurgeon Archive:

"The blood of the everlasting covenant." (Hebrews 13:20)

ALL GOD'S dealings with men have had a covenant character. It hath so pleased Him to arrange it, that he will not deal with us except through a covenant, nor can we deal with Him except in the same manner. Adam in the garden was under a covenant with God and God was in covenant with Him. That covenant he speedily brake. There is a covenant still existing in all its terrible power—terrible I say, because it has been broken on man's part, and therefore God will most surely fulfill its solemn threatenings and sanctions. That is the covenant of works. By this he dealt with Moses, and in this doth he deal with the whole race of men as represented in the first Adam. Afterwards when God would deal with Noah, it was by a covenant; and when in succeeding ages he dealt with Abraham, he was still pleased to bind himself to him by a covenant. That covenant he preserved and kept, and it was renewed continually to many of his seed.

Continue reading "The Blood of the Everlasting Covenant" here.

DISCLAIMER - Spurgeon was adamantly Calvinist in his soteriology and while I agree with election - it is taught in scripture! - I also agree with free will - it is also taught in scripture! - therefore the burden is upon the reader to "rightly divide the word of truth" herein.