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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X . The covenant does , on the part of God , comprize three things in general . Ist .
A promise of consummate happiness in eternal life . 2dly . A designation and
prescription of the condition , by the performance of which , man acquires a right
13 . opodoyect , professed subjection ) conscience presents itself a witness , that
God ' s stipulation or covenant is just , and that this method of coming to the
enjoyment of God is highly becoming ; and that there is no other way of obtaining
3dly , It . follows from that love , which man naturally owes to himself , and by
which he is carried to the chief good ; for enjoying which there remains no
method beside the condition prescribo sa ed by God . 4thly , Man ' s very
of grace , with respect to us , consists of the absolute promises of God , in which
the mediator , the life to be obtained by him , the faith by which we may be made
partakers of him , and of the benefits purchased by him , and the perseverance in
In the former relation , he was a rational creature , and under the law to God ,
innocent , created after the divine image , and endued with sufficient powers to
fulfil all righteousness . All these things are presupposed in man , to render him a
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