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The Covenant in the Scottish Experience

By Barnes, Peter, Dr.

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Title: The Covenant in the Scottish Experience  
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Introduction: According to James Walker, 'The old theology of Scotland might be emphatically described as a covenant theology.'[1] Hence one of the best-known covenant theologians, James Durham (1622-58), declared that 'A covenant-claim to Christ, is the most solid ground upon which believers can walk in their approaches before him, and in their pleadings with him.'[2] Such an approach invariably raises the issue of how grace is related to works - how God's promises are reconciled to His commands. In 1815 John Colquhoun declared that 'Every passage of sacred Scripture is either law or gospel, or is capable of being referred either to the one or the other.'[3] He added: 'If then a man cannot distinguish aright between the law and the gospel, he cannot rightly understand so much as a single article of divine truth.'[4] ...


 

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