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It is a matter of the greatest moment, that we learn distinctly to consider the covenant of grace, either as it is in its substance or essence, as they call it, or as it is in diverse ways proposed by God,. The law, which God in this manner published, consists of ten words or commandments, Exod. Moreover the contents of those ten words are various. It seems proper, in the mean time, to remark that, amongst the various acts of faith which we are about to describe, there is one which holds the principal place, and in which, as it unites us to Christ and justifies us,.

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In order to utilize all of the features of this web site, JavaScript must be enabled in your browser. Herman Witsius, Dutch theologian, pastor, and professor of the seventeenth century, was a major proponent of covenant theology, and in this volume collection, his greatest works on grace, law, sin, and holiness are collected.

Witsius was most famous for The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man , a systematic exploration of Old Testament law, New Testament grace, the grace of God in both covenants, and how Christ fulfills each covenant.

The final title, Conciliatory or Irenical Animadversions on the Controversies Agitated in Britain , explores godliness, law, grace, and the role of the believer.

During his lifetime, Witsius was a major influence on his contemporaries, such as John Gill and John Owen , and he continues to inspire Christians today, including J.

For anyone interested in basic Christian theology or exploring different doctrines of the Christian faith, the writings of Witsius are essential.

Every Scripture reference is linked to the Bibles in your library. Sample Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. Ascribing to what is known as covenant theology, Witsius lays out the doctrinal value of covenant throughout the Scriptures in The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man, Vol.

He discusses at length the covenant of works in the Old Testament, providing valuable commentary on the significance of the laws. Witsius then presents the covenant of grace as described in the New Testament. In this second volume, Witsius focuses on the elements of grace and salvation shown in the Old Testament, while still showing how Christ is the fulfillment of the law and the instigator of a new covenant of grace. He provides invaluable insight on the Old Testament, putting it into context with the New Testament and giving a holistic view of the entire Bible.

By discussing the different types of sacraments in conjunction with the idea of covenant, the reader will have a better understanding of how this theme runs throughout Scripture.

Including a memoir, dedication, and two prefaces, Witsius presents a clear and concise history of this creed that has helped to define Christianity for centuries.

Using Scripture as a lens, Witsius lends great understanding and insight into this pillar of the Christian faith. This edition also has a detailed table of contents which will help to guide the reader through this massive volume. Focusing on the character of Christ and His earthly life, His death and resurrection, Witsius also discusses the Holy Spirit and the position of the Church in the world.

He also remarks on forgiveness and eternal life. Witsius joins the dialogue with Was Moses the Author of the Pentateuch?

Answered in the Affirmative. In it, he outlines the history and evidence for Moses as the author of the Pentateuch, addressing such topics as objections to Moses being the author, the character of Moses, examination of various Scripture passages, and evidence found in the New Testament.

He also mentions the observations of other philosophers on this subject, such as Spinoza and Hobbes. Are Christians under law? Under grace? Are Christians still under a moral law?

Witsius addresses these doctrinal concerns that were raging all over Europe at this time about the nature of law, grace, and the role of the believer. He takes a close look at sin, how Christ justifies the believer, redemption, and the covenant of grace. Witsius discusses, in-depth, the nature of holiness, which, he observes, is the goal of grace and the gospel. This edition also includes cross-references throughout the text.

First of all, he examines the definition and history of prayer throughout the Old Testament. He then moves on to the practical and spiritual advantages of prayer, as well as motivations and physical aspects of prayer. In this slim yet profound volume, Witsius presents his research on the reinstatement of the Jewish people in the kingdom of God. He also includes several Old Testament references. Witsius makes his arguments in a logical fashion, presented in a point-by-point format.

In only forty pages, Witsius provides a solid and practical basis for understanding of faith in daily life for believers. He goes into detail about various acts of faith for the Christian, such as desiring truth and thirsting after Christ. In this short work, Witsius explains the controversy surrounding reason and logic in religion.

He clearly introduces some foundational issues, such as the definition of reason and how it is used to determine truth and reality. Witsius goes on from there to discuss its place in religion and how believers relate to God and spiritual matters.

Separated into thirty-four concise paragraphs, Witsius uses Scripture and deductive reasoning to provide understanding of reason in the life of a believer. Witsius covers what makes a Divine, or a faithful and knowledgeable Christian, in this short yet valuable exposition.

He addresses what it means for various stages of life, such as student and teacher. Witsius conveys the practical and spiritual aspects of what it means to follow Christ. Herman Witsius was born in in Holland. He became a pastor in and a professor of divinity in The author of several theological books, Witsius died in Format: Digital. Publishers: A. Lang ; James Wood. Overview Herman Witsius, Dutch theologian, pastor, and professor of the seventeenth century, was a major proponent of covenant theology, and in this volume collection, his greatest works on grace, law, sin, and holiness are collected.

Key Features Contains Witsius' most important writings Over 3, pages of theological insight Each volume includes a detailed table of contents to guide study.

Praise for the Print Edition Herman Witsius. Resources Included. Expand all Collapse all Partially included. Total value if sold separately:. Sacred Dissertations on the Apostles Creed, Vol. Was Moses the Author of the Pentateuch? Answered in the Affirmative Publisher: London: J.

Publication Date: Pages: 69 Sample Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. Madan Publisher: London: E.

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There has always been two ways of viewing God in relation to man. He is seen by some as the God of order, ruling his universe with standard which reflect his eternal nature and which are revealed through the Scripture and which are demanded of man. Others see God as acting according to the impulse of the moment, though this leads to completely paradoxical actions. He is a God of contingency, arbitrariness and caprice. The former view was certainly held by the New Testament authors, our Reformers, the Puritans and the leaders of the Evangelical Awakening. Those who believe that God never changes show how Scripture teaches that God has covenanted with his Son to seek out a people for himself who will become partakers of his divine, perfect, unalterable and eternal nature.

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The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man

Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man 2 volumes. This, his magnum opus, is a reflection of some of the most fruitful and mature thinking on federal theology during the seventeenth century, and still holds a preeminent place in our own day. Reformed theology has always understand the biblical doctrine of the covenant to be the theological framework which best unifies Scripture, making it a consistent hermeneutic. In this work, Witsius, presents the reader with a fully biblical and experiential doctrine of the divine covenants; opening up their nature, stipulations, curses, and blessings.

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In order to utilize all of the features of this web site, JavaScript must be enabled in your browser. Herman Witsius, Dutch theologian, pastor, and professor of the seventeenth century, was a major proponent of covenant theology, and in this volume collection, his greatest works on grace, law, sin, and holiness are collected. Witsius was most famous for The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man , a systematic exploration of Old Testament law, New Testament grace, the grace of God in both covenants, and how Christ fulfills each covenant. The final title, Conciliatory or Irenical Animadversions on the Controversies Agitated in Britain , explores godliness, law, grace, and the role of the believer. During his lifetime, Witsius was a major influence on his contemporaries, such as John Gill and John Owen , and he continues to inspire Christians today, including J. For anyone interested in basic Christian theology or exploring different doctrines of the Christian faith, the writings of Witsius are essential. Every Scripture reference is linked to the Bibles in your library.

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He was born at Enkhuizen. He studied at the University of Groningen , Leiden , and Utrecht. He was ordained in the ministry, becoming the pastor of Westwoud in and afterwards at Wormer, Goes , and Leeuwarden. He became professor of divinity successively at the University of Franeker in and at the University of Utrecht in Witsius became Chancellor of Utrecht University in In he was appointed to the University of Leiden as the successor of the younger Friedrich Spanheim.

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