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The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines it slightly differently: "Divine Command Theory is the view that morality is somehow dependent upon God, and that moral obligation consists in obedience to God’s commands." Martin Luther said in On the Bondage of the Will: God is that Being, for whose will no cause or reason is to be assigned, as a rule ...


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I would like to add to the thought. The covenant's beginning: Psalm 2:7-9: I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt ...


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Who first developed this concept of a covenant of grace? Much like the doctrine of the trinity, to proponents of the doctrine, the answer is, "It comes from the Bible." But obviously the actual historical development and refinement of definitions is less straight-forward than that. But do keep in mind that to those explicating covenant theology, all they're ...


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How is the teachings in the Book of James consistent with Salvation by Grace alone? James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Many take the verses of James chapter two and see in them a treatise on salvation. However, in context James is chastising church leaders for being respecters of important people and neglecters of ...


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The History of Covenant Theology by R. Scott Clark says Until recently, it was widely held that covenant theology was created in the middle of the seventeenth century by theologians such as Johannes Cocceius (1609–1669). In fact, covenant theology is nothing more or less than the theology of the Bible. It is also the theology of the Reformed confessions. ...



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