Calvinist Critique of 2003 “Auburn Affirmation” – Refutation of the Hypercovenantal Sacramentology of Reverend S. Wilkins

2) This mature Triune God made a mature Adam (and a mature Eve) as His Own mature image(s).   Though infant humans too, immaturely image God — they are immature images.   So too (in His human nature) was the pre-adolescent human being, Jesus Christ Himself.   Significantly, Luke 2:40-52 records His first attendance at a Passover celebration when He was twelve — one year before attaining His human maturity at thirteen.

3) The transgression by the mature Adam of God’s first covenant with man, is recorded at Hosea 6:7.   Later, his sons Cain and Abel brought their sacrifices to God only when they had become mature enough to be married.   Genesis 4:3-17.   Indeed, even the re-establishment of this covenant with the mature Noah and his sons, was effected only when all of those sons were themselves mature.   Genesis 6:18.