Augustine and the covenant of works

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  1. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritanboard Commissioner

    While Augustine of Hippo did not use the exact phrase “covenant of works” in the below extract, he clearly believed in the substance of the doctrine. It is interesting that he makes the below statement in his polemics with the Pelagians, which gives the lie to the Shepherdite/Federal Visionist slander that the doctrine is Pelagian: ...

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    Reformed Covenanter Puritanboard Commissioner

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  3. brandonadams

    brandonadams Puritan Board Freshman

    Not only did he affirm a covenant of works with Adam, he also believed that the Mosaic covenant was a temporal covenant of works for carnal blessings, distinct from the new covenant.

    Many more relevant quotes found here http://www.1689federalism.com/augustine-proto-1689-federalist/
     
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