What is the Covenant of Grace? We have been studying the Westminster Shorter Catechism in our Wednesday evening prayer meetings for the last few months. After understanding the scathing effects of the Fall on all of humanity. It seems that man is left utterly helpless, and according to the Bible, he is! And so question 20 of the catechism asks;
Q. 20. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?
A. God, having out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of salvation by a Redeemer.
However, many Christians today do not even concede that there is such a thing as the “Covenant of Grace.” Is this idea Biblical? I believe that it is unequivocally so. Take a few minutes to listen to the lesson from Wednesday, September 1 and it is my hope that you will see it clearly as the overarching principle of of God’s redemptive work.
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The Covenant of Grace – Genesis 12-22, Galatians 3