God’s Covenant with Adam

I found this quote by John Murray very helpful in understanding Adam’s role in Covenant of Works during Sunday-school this morning. Thought I’d share it.

The obedience rendered would not have been meritorious. Adam owed God whole-hearted obedience. All Adam could have claimed on the basis of equity was life as long as he obeyed. That Adam would be secured in life was gracious. The probation was God’s gracious way of securing mankind in indefectibility.”

Taken from John Murray’s “The Adamic Administration.” Collected Writings of John Murray. Vol. 2, Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1977. pp. 47-59.

For a deeper study and read on the topic read Chalres Hodge, “Covenant of Works.” Systematic Theology. Vol. 2. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2003. pp. 117-122. If you have other articles, essay’s or reads you’d suggest, please leave them in the comments below.

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