Episode 7.6: The Covenant of Grace in the New Testament

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How do we understand the place of the gospel in the Old Testament? What is the relation of the new covenant to the covenant of grace? Why does the confession speak of Christ as the “substance”? What is meant by “administered with more simplicity”? What does it mean that these ordinances “dispense” the covenant of grace? How does preaching do this? How do the sacraments? Tune in as Joel, Nathan, Shawn, and Kyle discuss these questions and more from WCF 7.6:

Under the Gospel, when Christ, the substance, was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed are the preaching of the Word, and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper: which, though fewer in number, and administered with more simplicity, and less outward glory, yet, in them, it is held forth in more fullness, evidence, and spiritual efficacy, to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles; and is called the New Testament. There are not therefore two covenants of grace, differing in substance, but one and the same, under various dispensations.

For More Resources on Today’s Topic Check These Out…

A Treatise on the Covenant of Grace by John Ball

The True Bounds of Christian Freedom by Samuel Bolton

A View of the Covenant of Grace by Thomas Boston

The Doctrine of the Covenant and Testament of God by Johannes Cocceius

The Law is Not of Faith ed by Bryan Estelle

Covenant Theology by Peter Golding

The Covenant of Grace by Matthew Henry

Introducing Covenant Theology by Michael Horton

Covenant of Grace by John Murray

The Great Mystery of the Covenant of Grace by Samuel Petto

Christ of the Covenants by O Palmer Robertson

The Covenant of Life Opened by Samuel Rutherford

A Discourse of the Two Covenants by William Strong

Christ and Covenant Theology by Cornelis Venema

The Covenant of Grace by JG Vos

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man by Herman Witsius*

*Kyle’s favorite set!


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