SRR 86 The Covenant of Works & New Covenant Theology, Part II

Carlos and Tim build a positive case for the Covenant of Works, discuss the relationship between Biblical and Systematic Theology, and throw down the gauntlet to New Covenant Theology proponents by proving it with a simple Bible phrase.

References (Recommended ones noted with a '+')

 +The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology: A Comparison Between Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist and Paedobaptist Federalism [Revised Edition] by Pascal Denault,

+Hodge's Commentary on Romans 5, 

+Richard Barcellos, 

+Grace Family Baptist Church's Sermon Series, "Covenant, Law, and Sabbath,"



-The Letter To The Romans by William Barclay,


-Gentry & Wellum,

+Walter J. Chantry,,-the--(works-&-grace 

+Francis Turretin, Institutes of Elenctic Theology, ed. James T. Dennison Jr., trans. George Musgrave Giger, vol. 1 (Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing, 1992–97), 575–76 (8.3.6–8),


+"One consequence of this denial of the covenant of works is that if Adam was not a party to the covenant of works, as these men assert, then neither was Christ, the Second and Last Adam. Therefore, Christ could not, did not, and was not supposed to pay the debts of, and earn salvation for, his people. As the Second and Last Adam, Christ did not by his active and passive obedience fulfill the Law of God, pay the debts of his people, and merit their salvation. Thus the denial of the covenant of works is an attack on the justice of God: on the imputation of Adam’s sin to his children, on the active obedience and work of Christ, on the imputation of Christ’s active obedience and righteousness to believers. By denying that Adam and Christ, as federal heads of their respective races, were subject to the covenant of works before the court of God’s justice, not his grace, each Adam being required to fulfill the terms of the covenant, one failing miserably, and the other succeeding perfectly, the Neolegalists put all believers on probation, and make their salvation depend on their own evangelical obedience." (John Robbins,