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Covenant of Grace by John Murray
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Jul 31, 2012

really liked it
Read on July 31, 2012

An insightful summary (which is all it aims to be, namely a pamphlet) of God's covenantal dealings with sinful man. This work was insightful in showing a similar pattern to which the Noaheic, Abrahamic, Mosaic and the New Covenants converge. Namely, showing the covenant-pattern to be a "sovereign administration of grace and of promise" of intimacy with God, as opposed to framing it according to a contractual basis. The variation of the covenant administrations comes not in their substance or variation from basic conception "but simply in the differing degrees of richness and fulness of the grace bestowed and of promise given," and in so framing the covenants Murray shows the covenant development in an organic manner, which differs quiet a bit from the "conditional/unconditional" distinctions that are placed on the covenants of the Bible.

one negative that i found with the books is that it does not deal with the covenant pertaining to Adam, and covenant of Redemption that is made between the Father and the Son. otherwise a nice short insightful read
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