Puritan Board Post-Graduate
Came across this and I was wondering how does Covenant theology deal with this:
In the covenants from Adam to Noah, is there a common grace element along with special saving graces co tra Niehaus? He also says that covenant theology doesn't make distinctions b/w new covenan sand covenant renewels.According to Niehaus, the covenant with Adam and Noah is a covenant of “common grace,” affecting the whole of humanity, while the rest of the biblical covenants, Abraham to the New Covenant, are covenants of “special grace,” focused particularly on the elect of God. He states that the common grace covenants are part of the same “legal package.” The problem with Niehaus’ alternative is that it, too, is theologically constructed.