The manifold vvisedome of God In the divers dispensation of grace by Iesus Christ, In the Old New Testament. In the covenant of faith. workes. Their agreement and difference. By G. Walker, B.D. pastor of Saint Iohn the Evangelist in Watlingstreet.
Walker, George, 1581?-1651.
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The Contents of the severall Chapters.
- Chap. 1.THe great profit and benefit which doth arise from the knowledge of the true difference betweene the Old and New Te∣stament; the Covenant of Workes, and the Covenant of Grace; the Law and the Gospell. page 1.
- Chap. 2.What the Word Testament signifieth, and what is the nature of a Testa∣ment. That the Scriptures both of the Old and New Testament are called Testaments onely in re∣spect of Christ, who by his death ratified them, and not in respect of God the Father, who could not die to make them offorce. The agree∣ment Page [unnumbered] and differencè betweene the Old and New Testament is plainly shewed. 11
- Chap. 3.The doctrine of the former Chapter is applyed by way of use, to confute five differences which the Schoole∣men have made, and three differen∣ces which the Iesuites have added to them, betweene the Old and New Testament, and the vanity of them is therby discovered, and a two-fold use is moreover shewed▪ 21
- Chap. 4.What the Word Covenant signifieth, what is the Nature of a Covenant in generall. 38
- Chap. 5:The severall kindes of Covenants be∣tweene God and men. The Cove∣nant of Nature is described. The Covenant of Grace is unfolded, and the blessings therein promised are rehearsed; That this Cove∣nant is a Covenant of free grace is plainely proved. The division of it into the Old and New Covenant. 49
- Page [unnumbered]Chap. 6. The Covenant of Grace first made with Adam after his fall. The liberty thereby given to man, proveth that we gain more by Christ then we lost in Adam. Of the renuing of it with Noah. The form of renuing it with Abraham, and revealing it more plainly by 7 things. Of the re∣nuing of it with Israel at mount Sinah and by Moses. That it is called the Old Covenant in respect of the New Covenant in the Go∣spell. That it is mixt of the Co∣venant of Workes, and of the Co∣venant of Grace. The reasons why God in making it did renue the Covenant of Workes, and mingle it with the Covenant of Grace made with man in Christ after his fall. 58
- Chap. 7.Of the New Covenant of Grace, as it is made most plainely in the Gospell, and in the New Testament. The reasons why it is called the New Covenant. 72
- Page [unnumbered]Chap. 8. The Method and Order propounded, which is to be followed in shewing how the New and Old Covenants of Grace doe agree and differ. 86
- Chap. 9.The threefold agreement between the Covenant of Nature, which is cal∣led the first Covenant, and the Co∣venant of Grace, which is called the second Covenant. 87
- Chap. 10.The sixe notable things in which the Covenant of Nature doth differ from the Covenant of Grace. 90
- Chap. 11.The profitable and holy use which may be made of the doctrine con∣cerning those differences betweene the Covenant of Nature and the Covenant of Grace. 100
- Chap. 12.The sixfold agreement betweene the Covenant of Grace, as it was re∣vealed to the Fathers of the Old Testament, and the same renued Page [unnumbered] and more fully explained in the Gospell. 103
- Chap. 13.The sevenfold difference betweene the Covenant of Grace, as it was made with the Fathers, and the Cove∣nant as it was made in the Go∣spell. 112
- Chap. 14.A twofold use is made of the doctrine in the two former Chapters. 122
- Chap. 15.The agreement betweene the pure and plaine Covenant of Grace in the Gospell, and the mixt Covenant which God made with Israel on mount Horeh, by the ministery of Moses, which consisted partly of the Covenant of Workes, and partly of the Covenant of Grce. 127
- Chap. 16.The severall differences betweene the pure and mixt Covenant. 132
- Chap. 17.The Use of the Doctrine is shewed for the discovering of Gods singular providence in preparing meanes of Page [unnumbered] grace fit for the severall Ages of the World. 154
- Chap. 18.The signification of the words, Law and Gospell. How they agree and differ, being taken in their severall senses. The Use of the Doctrine. 159