Covenant Theology is a system of theology that views God's dealings with man in respect of covenants rather than dispensations (periods of time). It represents the whole of Scripture as covenantal in structure and theme. There are several views within Covenant Theology; some believe there is one Covenant; and others believe two; and still others believe in more. The two main covenants are covenant of works in the Old Testament made between God and Adam and the Covenant of Grace between the Father and the Son where the Father promised to give the Son the elect and the Son must redeem them. Regardless of views on the number of covenants, the covenant(s) have been made before the world was made (Heb. 13:20).