Quotes for Topic: Covenant-general
A covenant in Scripture is a solemn arrangement involving a ruler and a subject. A covenant is imposed on the latter by the former, and entails blessings when kept and a curse when broken. When one enters into a covenant, he enters into the most solemn and binding arrangement of all.
Reference: Christian Living in the Home, P&R Publishing, 1972, p. 45, Used by Permission.
A covenant involves three things: 1. Promises, which God will perform if the people keep the covenant. 2. Commandments or terms, which the people must keep in order to receive the promises. 3. Warnings, of what will happen if the covenant is broken.
Reference: The Lord Whose Name is Jealous, October 28, 1984. www.DesiringGod.org. Used by Permission.
A covenant is a bond in blood sovereignly administered. When God enters in a covenant relationship with men, He sovereignly institutes a life-and-death bond. A covenant is a bond in blood, or a bond of life and death, sovereignly administered.
Reference: The Christ of the Covenants, P&R, 1980, p. 4.