“To be truly faithful to God’s word, we must hold that the gospel is foundational to the covenant, and not the other way around.” – Pastor Glem Melo

REFORMED TRAINING

by Pastor Glem Melo

Exodus 20:2 teaches us that God’s covenant with Israel is founded on His gracious work of redemption:

“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”

This is true of all the biblical covenants or dispensations of God’s covenant in the Bible. They are all based on His creative and re-creative/redemptive work. Therefore, we can rightly conclude that the gospel is foundational to the covenant, and not the other way around. In fact, to be truly faithful to God’s word, we must so conclude and preach.

“The covenant relationship never begins with the commands of God… Biblically speaking, the covenant relationship always starts with the great acts of God in the past that embody and lead to His provisions in the present and His promises for the future.” – Scott Hafemann

“In both testaments the demand to…

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