The Covenants

  • The Covenant of Grace by R. L. Dabney
  • "GOD having created man upright, and he having sought out many inventions, and thus fallen into sin; our next inquiry must be into the remedy which God's love and mercy found for this fall. This remedy, in its exhibition, was of course subsequent to the ruin; but when we consider it in its inception in the Divine mind, we must go back into the recesses of a past eternity. God ever foreknew all things; and all His works, unto the end, are according to His original, eternal plan. Conceiving of God's eternal decree then in parts, (the only mode of conception of it competent to our finite minds,) we must consider that part of His plan formed from eternity, which was implied in that other part of the same plan whereby He purposed to permit man's fall and ruin. This remedial part of God's decree is the thing which the more recent Calvinistic divines term the COVENANT OF GRACE"


  • God's Covenants With Man-- The Church, by A. A. Hodge
  • "Our present subject is a wide one. It comprehends the covenants of God--his covenant of works and covenant of grace. It is very obvious that because God is an intelligence he must have a plan. If he be an absolutely perfect intelligence, desiring and designing nothing but good--if he be an eternal and immutable intelligence, his plan must be one, eternal, all-comprehensive, immutable; that is, all things from his point of view must constitute one system and sustain a perfect logical relation in all its parts."


  • The Covenant of Grace, by Charles Hodge
  • Princeton Theologian Charles Hodge (1797-1878) explains the reformed doctrine of the Covenant of Grace. This work is scanned from Vol. II of Hodge's Systematic Theology (pages 354-377).


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