God works covenantally. A covenant is a pact or agreement between two or more parties. In fact, the Latin word "testamentum" (Old Testament, New Testament) is the word "covenant." Following is a chart that represents the Two-Covenant position. There are different interpretations of how many covenants there are, but CARM lean towards two:
|THE TWO MAIN COVENANTS|
ETERNAL COVENANT ALSO CALLED
COVENANT OF GRACE
|PARTIES INVOLVED||Father and Son (Inter Trinitarian)||God and Man|
|PROMISE||The Father would . . .
||Eternal life for mankind
The complete restoration of fellowship between God and man
|CONDITION||The Son . . .
||Faith in Jesus Christ|
|MEDIATOR||No Mediator||Jesus Christ|
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