Whatever Happened to the Covenant of Works?

by | Feb 20, 2013 | Historical Theology, Systematic Theology

Central to the theology of the Reformation is the contrast between the covenant of works and the covenant of grace.  The two concepts or structures go together, and it is in the light of them that the Reformed doctrine of justification and salvation as a whole is to be understood.  But the covenant of works has fallen on bad days and is widely denied even among evangelicals.  That is why it is crucial for us to have a clear understanding of the covenant of works and its biblical basis.  And that is why I asked the question in this message, Whatever Happened to the Covenant of Works?

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