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?
Dr. Sam Waldron is the Academic Dean of CBTS and professor of Systematic Theology. He is also one of the pastors of Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY. Dr. Waldron received a B.A. from Cornerstone University, an M.Div. from Trinity Ministerial Academy, a Th.M. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. From 1977 to 2001 he was a pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Waldron is the author of numerous books including A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, The End Times Made Simple, Baptist Roots in America, To Be Continued?, and MacArthur’s Millennial Manifesto: A Friendly Response.