The Christ Of The Covenants

1145 WordsOct 6, 20165 Pages
The Christ of the Covenants demonstrates the relationship between five covenants God instigated with Adam, Abraham, Noah, Moses, and David in the Old Testament, and how they are reflected in Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection in the New Testament. In answering four basic questions, I discovered this main idea to be true time and time again. Robertson exhibits his vast knowledge of the subject with a concisely structured index outlining one clear point for the entire novel. In his book, The Christ of the Covenants, O. Palmer Robertson views the covenants necessary to the understanding of the Scriptures. They are mandatory for us to attempt to interpret the grand scheme of redemption. While the actual word “covenant” may not appear in Scripture until Genesis 6, some of the five old covenants (Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David) were established prior to this. The performance rituals of the covenants were described in depth, thus providing sufficient proof that they did indeed exist. The main message of Scripture lies in redemption, or the Gospel story of the New Testament. Without the Old Testament covenants, we would not be able to understand why and how God fulfills them later on through the birth, death, and resurrection of his son Jesus Christ. Unity describes how the various covenants all relate to one another, beginning with God’s covenant with Adam in Creation and the eventual redemption found in Christ. There are two ways the covenants are unified:
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