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The Covenant of God

The Covenant of God

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The gospel of the Covenant of God taught from creation
The gospel of the Covenant of God taught from creation

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The Covenant of God
The gospel of the PromisesAbstractGod created the earth to be inhabited by a righteous population at one with Him. Only one man fulfilledGod’s desire, but was rejected and crucified by man.According to the promise of His covenant, God raisedhim from the grave and gave him everlasting life, to sitat His right hand until the time when God has purposedthat His creation of righteousness be fulfilled. Despitethe continued sins of man, God is faithful to Hiscovenant and extends an invitation to all men andwomen to enter into His covenant by baptism intoChrist. God has promised that those who do, andremain therein will be resurrected from the grave andgiven everlasting life when Jesus Christ returns to theearth.Based solely on Bible teachingwww.truetestament.org1
 
The gospel of the promises of the covenant of God
Chapter 1
The everlasting covenant of God
The covenant of God - given to mankind by God - is a covenant of mercy, grace, longsuffering, goodness and truth. It is a divine oath in which God has purposed that menand women will be saved from their cursed condition of mortality to a blessed state of immortality (as the angels) to live on this earth for ever (Matthew 22 v 23-30). Godcreated the earth for His pleasure (Revelation 4 v 11), and that pleasure is that theearth will be inherited by a son that God would raise up out of the mortal inhabitantsin whom God would be publicly known through obedience to His will and whoseearthly nature God would change from being mortal to immortal after his death andresurrection, through whom many ‘sons and daughters’ would be saved.Realisation of this inheritance is subject to the conditions of the covenant that Godset, who caused these conditions be recorded by ‘
holy men of old 
’ in the Holy Bible (ICorinthians 15 v 51-55); (Matthew 22 v 30; (2 Peter 1 v 21) which conditions weremet in their entirety by Jesus Christ.The covenant of God is a solemn and irrevocable pledge made by God (who never changes) embracing everlasting benefits to be bestowed by God upon any men or women who become willingly bound to Him as faithful subjects through faith in JesusChrist. The oath has predetermined conditions that200are just and honest, open to belief and sufficiently substantial to be embraced by faithin any man or woman as an oath unto their salvation. The conditions of the oath arenon-negotiable in interpretation and are contained in the scriptures as an openinvitation from God to be agreed to by any man or woman, in order for them tovolunteer to enter into that covenant by reciprocation of the oath as a bond for life.Entrance into the hope of the covenant of everlasting life on this earth is by baptisminto the death of Christ - and continuance therein – in which continuance there is a joyful increase of hope in the gift of the eternal benefits that are promised within thecovenant and an encouragement to keep the conditions of the covenant in inwardhappiness.
The Exodus from Egypt - example of the Covenant of God
When Paul wrote to the Christian’s in Corinth he referred to the exodus of theChildren of Israel from Egypt when they passed through the Red Sea as a figure of  baptism (1 Corinthians 10 v 1-2). The teaching of the exodus is a series of significantincidents beginning with, 1) Israel’s servitude to the Egyptians, 2) the Passover feastand passage through the Red Sea and 3) the receiving of the words of the will of God(the law) at Sinai and the reciprocal vow of the children of Israel to serve God aloneand to keep all His commandments. In this series of incidents which were overruled by God, His principle and teaching of baptism was established and made ready to beintroduced when the type of the Passover lamb was fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Theteaching of the Exodus remains valid to this day to provide a simple understanding for us that is essential for our intelligent baptism.2
 
The gospel of the promises of the covenant of GodFor our baptism to be a meaningful, and for us to embrace a real hope of salvation byresurrection from the dead and redemption from an otherwise eternal grave, we musthave a simple uncomplicated understanding and a sincere acknowledgement of thefirst principles of truth taught in these events. These principles are described in thefollowing chapters.*********************Chapter 2
The creation
God created the heavens and the earth in 6 days for His pleasure according as it iswritten,
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thouhast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created 
.” (Revelation 4v 11).The pleasure of God is that the earth will be inherited by His son (Psalm 2), who bykeeping of the conditions of the covenant of God when he was a mortal man wouldgive God the pleasure He desired, as it is written, “And lo a voice from heaven,saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3 v 17), andagain, “
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold avoice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well  pleased; hear ye him.
” (Matthew 17 v 5).The creation of the heaven and the earth was deliberate and was done by the angelsaccording to the plan of God, “
 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. For he spake, and it was done; hecommanded, and it stood fast.
” (Psalm 33 v 6) and again, “
 For thus saith the LORDthat created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hathestablished it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD;and there is none else.
” (Isaiah 45 v 18).*********************Chapter 3
The purpose for creation
The purpose for which the earth was created was that God should be a Father (Psalm103 v 13) and that His firstborn son (a son of man, Matthew 1 v 16); and the son of God, John 1 v 34) and a family of friends as his companion (after his likeness, John15 v 14) should inherit it for ever (Matthew 19 v 29); (Matthew 25 v 34). The first sonAdam, proved disloyal to the oath but the second son Jesus Christ, proved faithful tothe covenant (Romans 5 v 17); (I Corinthians 15 v 22 & 45) and was given the title byGod of the firstborn and rightful inheritor of the earth (II Samuel 7 v 12-14); (Isaiah 9v 6-7); (Ezekiel 21 v 27).The creation, and the purpose for that creation, are inseparably united by the covenantof God which is an immutable oath that encompasses both the work of creation of the3

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