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What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about covenant theology?

Outline from some RCIA material on the Six Covenants This outline is backed up by various Cathechism articles and the Catholic Encyclopedia. I have included some of the scriptural references that I ...
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How many covenants has God established with humanity and are any of them everlasting?

Are any of them everlasting ? There are thirteen references to the 'everlasting covenant' (KJV Old Testament) and one reference to 'the everlasting testament' (KJV New Testament) that I can find: ...
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Did John Calvin believe that the grandchildren of a believer are entitled to infant baptism?

John Knox, the leader of the Reformation in Scotland, wrote to Calvin in 1559, asking for his view on whether it be lawful to admit to the Sacrament of Baptism the children of idolators and ...
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Is Covenantal vs Dispensational just a terminology difference?

There is a spectrum between the extremes of Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism, but in short they represent two sides of the continuity and discontinuity debate over the Old and New Testaments. ...
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How do Covenant Theologians explain the Noahic covenant?

In Covenant Theology, the Noahic Covenant is often called the "covenant of common grace" or the "covenant of nature." Still, it is seen as linked to the Covenant of Grace. This isn't the only place ...
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According to Reformed theology, when did the New Covenant start?

Reformed theology's view of the "covenants" of scripture is that they are administrations of a single covenant, a covenant of grace. Thus the "new covenant" that Christ talks ...
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Can God replace his covenent with Abraham?

Does God 'replace' his covenant with Abraham ? What relationship does the 'new' covenant bear to the 'everlasting' covenant ? In Genesis 17: 3-14, God is quite clearly expressing two different ...
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Can God replace his covenent with Abraham?

We know that Paul refers to this passage in a spiritual type as circumcising the heart. Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not ...
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In Reformed Covenant Theology, why does the covenant sign of circumcision pass away but the Abrahamic covenant of which it was the sign of does not?

The Heidelberg Catechism says that baptism has replaced circumcision. (Emphasis mine). Q & A 74 Q. Should infants also be baptized? A. Yes. Infants as well as adults are included in God’s ...
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According to Reformed theology, when did the New Covenant start?

In this sermon by James Orr, a prominent Presbyterian minister of the 19th century, we have some guidance on this question: http://biblehub.com/sermons/auth/orr/the_ratification_of_the_covenant.htm ...
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Is Covenantal vs Dispensational just a terminology difference?

Because this is a Protestant controversy, I was not familiar with the terms. However, a bit of light research has led me to understand what the difference is. Essentially, Dispensationalists hold to a ...
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On the covenants in the initiation of becoming a Christian

There is one everlasting 'covenant', Hebrews 13:20 and Isaiah 61:8, more properly called a 'Testament' (διαθήκή, diatheke, in Greek) as defined in Hebrews 9:16, which states that this testament has, ...
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On the covenants in the initiation of becoming a Christian

It's not the old covenant reinterpreted. The old covenant served its purpose, then in came the new covenant. Paul did not offer a new interpretation of the old, but used what had been written about it ...
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How many covenants has God established with humanity and are any of them everlasting?

A book written by Protestant B. N. Howard has on the contents page, “The Seven Divine Covenants.” (The Book of the Covenant, published by the good book company in 2013.) But other Protestants would ...
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How is "Free Grace Theology" linked with dispensationalism?

The origin of today's "Free Grace Theology" movement is typically associated with Lewis Sperry Chafer, the famous dispensationalist, and one of its leading proponents has been Zane Hodges (of Dallas ...
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According to Reformed Covenant theology, how were the people of Israel "purchased" per Exodus 15:16?

Covenant Theology is the framework of understanding Scripture through the lens of covenants. The Redemption Covenant being the primary oldest one and fulfilled in Christ Jesus. The other two are ...
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According to Reformed theology, when did the New Covenant start?

As to when the New Covenant came into force, the answer is simple: For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: ...
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How many covenants has God established with humanity and are any of them everlasting?

According to Paul, there are two covenants. One he allegorically compares to Hagar and bondage, while the other to Sarah and freedom. This is the difference between the "covenant of works" ...
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What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about covenant theology?

Correct. Dr. Scott Hahn mentions 6 Covenants as outlined by St. Irenaeus of Lyon in the 2nd Century: 1: Adam and Eve (Gen. 1:26-2:3) 2: Noah and his family (Genesis 9:8-17) 3: Abraham and descendants (...
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What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about covenant theology?

FWIW, this is not "Official from the Vatican" teaching, but it is something that I've participated in as part of Catechist training. Mark Hart, (the VP of Life Teen, a Catholic youth outreach ...
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