Monday, August 14, 2006

O.T. Thesis: Part 7

fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night; who stirs up the sea so that it's waves roar; the Lord of hosts is His name. " "Thus says the Lord, "If you can break my covenant for the day, and my covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time.9"

(C) The Edenic covenant was made with Adam and Eve before the fall. "Then said God, "Let us make man in our own likeness to resemble us, with mastery over the fish in the sea, the birds of the air, the animals, and every reptile that crawls on earth.' AO This covenant was conditional upon obedience. "You are free to eat from any tree in the park," He said, "but you must not eat from the tree that yields knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from that tree you shall die."11 However, as we all know, they did eat, and were expelled from the garden 12 There were actually ten articles mentioned in the first 2 chapters of Genesis mentioned by God concerning the Edenic covenant. They were: (a) be fruitful, not sterile 13 (b) multiply, increase human kind 14 (c) replenish the earth with men as before, when Lucifer ruled 15 (d) subdue the earth16(e) rule all God's17(f) till the ground and be a partaker of the garden.18 (g) protect dominion from enemies.19 (h) freely eat of all things except the tree of knowledge.20(i) refrain from eating of the tree of knowledge.21 (j) fear the penalty for sin.22

(D) The Adamic covenant was an agreement made with Adam and Eve after the fall and the expulsion from the garden. After the fall, God curses Satan by saying "and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 23The future "seed" of the woman God was talking about was to be Jesus Christ, who would, and did 24 utterly crush and totally defeat Satan, Satan was to inflict only temporary suffering on the messiah, when it said he would only "bruise his heel." Systematic theologians put the "Dispensation of Conscience" at this time.
The first sign of blood covenant we see in the Bible
is when God slays animal to use the skins to clothe the naked bodies of Adam and Eve. 25Two sons are born to Adam and Eve; Cain and Able. They both are taught to sacrifice. God accepts Abel's sacrifice but refuses Cain's. Cain is envious of his brother Able and slays him. God is angry with Cain and expells him 26

(E) The Cainic covenant is a pledge by God to punish with vengeance anyone who found Cain and killed him. Eve later bares a third son, Seth, which lineage God chose to follow His covenant through. The next important person we hear about in this lineage is Enoch who was favored unusually by God, because were told "and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him."27 Traditionally, Enoch is said to have been translated to
Heaven without dying. There is much written in various commentaries about Enoch. "We learn that death is not a' necessity of human nature, because Enoch did not see death. Enoch's translation shows that if death is the law of man's nature, God is stronger than law and can annul it at His pleasure. It also proves there is a sphere of human existence beyond this."28 Calvin states: "Since, in the translation of Enoch, an example of immortality was exhibited; there is no doubt that God designed to elevate the minds of His saints with certain faith before their death; and to mitigate by this consolation, the dread which they might entertain of death, seeing they would know that a better life was elsewhere laid up for them."29Jude, in the New Testament, quotes a saying of Enoch; of which he has been know to write some apocraphic writings.

(F) The Noahic covenant was a contract God made with Noah and the beast of the field after the flood?30
Dispensational theologins say the noahic covenant ushered in the "Dispensation of Human Government. The terms of the Noahic covenant were: (a) that God would not curse the ground or living creatures anymore "while the earth remaineth"31(b) That man should replenish the earth forever ?32 (c) That man should rule the earth 33 (d) that animals should be eaten, but not the blood 34 1 (e) that there should be Capital punishment for murderers. (f) that the


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