by Edmund Calamy
The Covenant of Works, And the Covenant of Grace
Modernized and Reformatted
These sacred pacts are elucidated, distinguished, and defended against numerous perilous doctrines. The proper understanding of them shall prove highly beneficial to those who have passed through the initial covenant and are firmly rooted in the second, especially during the Sacrament.
"Therefore as by the offense of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation: even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience, many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one, shall many be made righteous." - Romans 5:18, 19.
The Law was bestowed upon us by Moses, but grace and truth emanated through Jesus Christ. - John 1:16.
"Two Solemn Covenants Made Between God and Man: The Covenant of Works, And the Covenant of Grace" by Edmund Calamy is a profound theological treatise that explores the essential covenants between God and man. In this work, Calamy, a distinguished Reformed Presbyterian theologian and minister, offers readers a comprehensive understanding of two pivotal agreements that have significantly influenced Christian theology and doctrine throughout history.
The book begins by meticulously dissecting the Covenant of Works, which finds its origins in the Garden of Eden and symbolizes humanity's initial relationship with God. Calamy explores the nature and implications of this covenant, emphasizing its role in shaping the human condition and our dependence on God's grace.
Calamy then transitions to the Covenant of Grace, a covenant that comes into effect after the fall of Adam. This covenant is centered on God's redemptive plan for humanity through Jesus Christ. Calamy's authoritative yet compassionate approach throughout the book highlights his deep pastoral concern for the spiritual well-being of his readers. He encourages introspection and contemplation, urging individuals to reflect on their relationship with God and how these covenants impact their faith.
"Two Solemn Covenants Made Between God and Man" serves as an invaluable resource for those seeking a profound theological understanding of the Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace. Calamy's expert insights make this book a spiritually enriching read for anyone interested in exploring the foundational covenants that have shaped Christian faith and doctrine. This work is a testament to his scholarship and commitment to promoting Reformed Theology in Calamy’s era, making it a timeless resource for contemporary readers.