The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man: Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity ...
The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man: Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity by Herman Witsius, first published in 1803, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.
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3dly , By invincibly proying the same from the nature of the Sacraments , which
Christ also made use of . III . Christ himself speaks of this compact , in express
Luke xxii . 29 . and I engage by covenant unto you a kingdom , as my Fatber bath
But least any should think , that Christ is here only considered as the executor of
the testament , bequeathed to us by God , the apostle twice repeats , that Christ
was not promised to us , or that salvation was not promised to us through Christ ...
Amesius himself , in Anti - Synodalibus , de morte Christi , c . 1 . $ $ . charges a
certain distinction of the Remonstrants with this absurdity , that “ it denies that the
covenant entered into with Christ ( he shall see his seed , and the pleasure of the
It may be objected that as to the ceremonial laws , Christ declared himself greater
than the temple , Matt . xii . 6 . And Lord of the sabbath , v . 8 . As to the political ,
that being the Son of God , he was exempted from paying tribute , Mat , xvii .
The usefulness of this distinction is considerable , in order to the solving that
problem : bow the active obedience of Christ so called , tho ' not so properly , may
be imputed to us ; seeing as man be owed it for himself . For , besides that on our
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