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I. Introduction

a. Covenants were not given in a vacuum that is in the absence of other covenants.

b. Since this is the case, is there any relationship among the covenants?

II. Covenants do not contradict one another

a. Law of Non-Contradiction defined: The condition in which A can not be non-A at the:

i.      Same time

Note: When reconciling whether something is a contradiction, take into account also as well dispensations.

ii.      In the same sense.

b. Truths cannot be contradictory

c. Since God’s Word is truth[1] the content of the Word of God including the Covenant cannot in any sense be truly contradictory.

III. Covenants are also inter-dependent among one another

a. Abrahamic (existence of Israel: Jeremiah 31:35-36) is grounded in Noahic covenant (Genesis 8:22).

b. The Mosaic Covenant was establish in light of the God’s miraculous deliverance; this deliverance is on the basis of God’s covenantal faithfulness to the Abrahamic Covenant (Exodus 2:24-25).

c. The Mosaic Covenant must be understood in light of the Abrahamic Covenant (faith and not works; see Romans and Galatians)

d. The reason that the righteous Branch of David will spring forth and a ruler in the Davidic throne forever as part of the content of the Davidic Covenant (Jeremiah 33:15-18) is because of the Noahic Covenant (Jeremiah 33:19-26)

e. The same reason one can expect the fulfillment by God that Davidic throne is forever (Jeremiah 33:17) is the same basis for the Mosaic’s Levitical priesthood to later exist (Jeremiah 33:18).

f. The Mosaic Covenant’s provision of a Levitical priesthood is actually forever, just as the Noahic Covenant is forever (Jeremiah 33:20-21)

IV. Implication

a. The beauty of Christianity is the inter-relationship of every parts of it’s doctrines to other doctrines and also doctrines to practical living.

b. This is also true concerning Biblical covenant to other Biblical covenants and to the areas of practical theology, which will be explored in the next section.

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