The Idea Of A Covenant

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Many people have a different understanding of what the word “covenant” truly is but to the Catholic Church, it only has one correct meaning. According to the Catholic teaching, a covenant is said to be a binding agreement between man and God in which you cannot break. It is something not to be taken lightly but rather to heart however it is often compared to a contract which many feel are not similar in any form. With this in mind, the purpose of this paper is to examine the notion of a covenant. To start off, this essay will explore the origins of a covenant. Secondly, it will analyze the five most important traits that are included in a covenant. Lastly, this paper will shed light on how a covenant is very different from a contract or a modern day treaty. To begin, we take a look at the origins of a covenant and how exactly it works which will eventually go in to detail about the five essential traits included in this agreement. It is imperative to note how a covenant works and recognize Greek origins as well as the ancient Hitties who created the five traits. To start off, we distinguish the difference between Greek origins and that of ancient Hitties in which we find that the Greek word for covenant is diatheke. When translated to the English version, it is described as: A legal term denoting a formal and legally binding declaration of benefits to be given by one party to another, with or without conditions attached. ( They believed
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