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    Just ordered it from Amazon 30 dollars free shipping and it's in stock-Hooray!
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    Horton's new ST gets a plug at National Review's website. Loving the World - By Mike Potemra - The Corner - National Review Online
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared Hanley View Post
    I'm looking forward to reading the sections on covenant theology because I haven't heard covenant theology taught very clearly.
    If you are looking for "clear" teaching on covenant theology (aka Covenant Theology 101) then you'll want to read GOD OF PROMISE: Introducing Covenant Theology, by Michael Horton. It's been mentioned a few times in this thread already! I've got it & love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared Hanley View Post
    I'm looking forward to reading the sections on covenant theology because I haven't heard covenant theology taught very clearly.
    John Brown is the answer to this problem. See pp.61ff for the covenant of works, and pp. 87ff for the covenant of grace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by py3ak View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jared Hanley View Post
    I'm looking forward to reading the sections on covenant theology because I haven't heard covenant theology taught very clearly.
    John Brown is the answer to this problem. See pp.61ff for the covenant of works, and pp. 87ff for the covenant of grace.
    Interesting that in John Brown's description of the Covenant of Works, he sees God being gracious:

    Q. What moved God to enter into this covenant ?—A. His own free favour and bounty, Job. vii. 17.

    Q. How doth that appear 1—A. Because God as a Creator-might justly have exacted all the service man was capable of, without giving him any reward ; and, notwithstanding, punished him for disobedience, Luke xvii. 10.

    Q. Was very much grace manifested in the covenant of works 1—A. Yes, very much free favour and bounty.

    Q. How so 1—A. In God's not only promising to reward man's obedience ; but also in so framing this covenant, as to admit a covenant of grace, if it was broken.

    Q. Why then is it not called a covenant of grace ?—A. Because there was far less grace manifested in it than is in the second covenant, Rom. v. 20, 21.
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    "Free favour" and "bounty" (above) are correlative to the term "condescension" (WCF).

    God is "gracious," as part of his nature. But "undeserving" and "ill-deserving" are two different categories of "grace." "Grace" in its pure sense covers the latter in ways that make the former seem pale. We need precise language to differentiate between speeches concerning these two manners of receipt of God's kindness. They have different character.

    Hence, we properly reserve "grace" to the conditions that obtain in post-lapsarian humanity, the "ill-desert" of our common lot. The previous covenant (of Works) has a different character.
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    Here's one of my favorite quotes from the book so far:

    God is love even when He judges; He is holy and righteous even in saving sinners; He is eternal even when He acts in time.
    - Michael Horton, "The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way"
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