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Covenant of Creation Genesis 1-5 The Covenant of Creation is the foundation of the universe and of the entire human race before sin entered the world It describes the purpose of mans creation and the meaning of his existence on the planet In this covenant God committed Himself to the wise ordering and continuance of the universe until His purposes are fulfilled Even though the word covenant is not found in the account of creation Jeremiah 3320 25 refers back to Gods Covenant of Creation Thus says the LORD If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with night so that there will not be day and night in their season If My covenant is not with day and night and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth The Covenant of Creation is two-fold 1 The ordering of the universe 2 Mans purpose With God as the greater ruler He has the authority to impose a covenant on His creation Since the other party is not an equal there is nothing they can offer to the covenant except obedience Gods creation -- the stars sun earth etc -- continue to work in harmony according to their design in other words they cannot choose to co-operate Man on the other hand was given a will he can choose to obey Gods covenant or disobey God gave man a free will because He desires mankind to love Him by his own choice In the Covenant of Creation God provided life food and fellowship for man He also pronounced death as the penalty for breaking the limit that He placed on their dominion And the LORD God commanded the man saying Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat for in the
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