Question: Why is the redemption or reconciliation of humanity with God presented to us in the form of a covenant, indeed a covenant of grace?
Answer: God compares the means of our salvation to a covenant, indeed an eternal covenant, so that we might be certain and assured that a lasting, eternal peace and friendship between God and us has been made through the sacrifice of His Son. After a bitter quarrel, the disputants have peace of mind first and foremost when they commit and bind themselves to each other with a promise and sworn oath that on such-and-such a matter they want peace. God acts the same way toward us: in order that we might have rest and peace in our consciences, God was willing, out of His great goodness and grace, to bind Himself to us, His enemies, with His promise and His oath.
He promised that He…
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