The Covenant Is A Binding Agreement Between Two Or More Parties

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According to amightywind.com, a covenant is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties, based on unlimited responsibility. A covenant differs from a contract because covenants require trust from both parties and cannot be voided under new circumstances. In a sense covenant are stronger and more bidding forms of contracts. It is through this method God has chosen to communicate with his believers. There are seven covenants found within the Bible; which are the Abrahamic, Palestinian, Mosaic, Davidic, Adamic, Noahic, and New covenants. The Adamic, Noahic, and New apply to all of God’s creation, the Abrahamic, Palestinian, and Davidic are unconditional, and the Mosaic covenant is conditional. Let’s begin by discussing the Abrahamic Covenant. This covenant is first mentioned in Genesis 12:1-3 that states, “Now the LORD had had to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” This covenant outlines God’s relationship with the Israelites as well as with the entire world. The Abrahamic covenant is seen as the guideline for all other covenant to follow. However, it was ratified with only Abraham and even he did not actively participate in signing it. Since God alone
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