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Covenant Theology God deserves our fellowship and longs to have a covenant relationship with us A Covenant is an agreement or relationship between two people or between God and man It includes a promise a condition a penalty and a provision It also involves obligations and benefits for performance In general there are three types of Covenant A Covenant between man and man A Covenant imposed upon one party by a superior party A Covenant between God and man When God wants to govern relate to or establish a relationship with human beings he does it through a Covenant When the Bible uses the word Covenant to describe the relationship between God and man it indicates a gracious responsibility that God has entered into for our benefit and God will bless those who will receive the promises due to their faith and who commit themselves to the obligations which this task involves In this assignment I will concentrate on Gods Covenant with man in particular I will be looking at Gods Covenant with Adam Noah Abraham and Israel and emphasise why Covenants are an important theme for Biblical studies and Christianity as a whole Gods Covenant with Adam Genesis 2 16-17 You are free to eat from any tree in the garden but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil for when you eat of it you will surely die God created Adam and Eve the first human beings who together would be masters over all life Gen 126 this role would carry many responsibilities with which they would share with God Adam and Eve would live in a garden and have all their needs provided for God only gave them one command do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil If Adam and Eve obeyed Gods commandment then they would have
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