What follows is an extract from Life and Works: God’s Creation Covenant With Adam. To read the full text, click “Download” below.
God graciously made an everlasting Covenant of Life and Works with Adam and all his descendants, against Satan. By grace and through faith, Adam could keep and consummate that Covenant to the glory of God. Isaiah 24:5 cf. Genesis 1:26-28 & 2:15. Treacherously, however, Adam broke that Covenant – by making his own counter-covenant against God and with Satan and death and hell! Genesis 3:6-14 & Hosea 6:7-10 & Isaiah 28:12-15.
But God could not deny Himself. Second Timothy 2:13. So He would become the Second Adam Jesus Christ, to smash Adam’s covenant with Satan and to restore and execute Adam’s Covenant of Works unto everlasting life. Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 28:15-18; Hosea 6:1-3; First Corinthians 15:22,45-47,58. And henceforth, through the blood of the everlasting Covenant, God requires also Christians to be perfect in every good work. Hebrews 13:20-21.