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  • Trinitarian - Referring to the Trinity; three divine Persons in one Godhead

  • Read I Peter 1:2: "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. "

    How can the three-fold gracious work of the Trinity, as specified in the chart on this page, be clearly seen in this verse?

  • Redemption - The act of Christ's purchasing, of paying the full price for, the sins of His church
  • Each of the three divine Persons in the Trinity is active in the Covenant of Grace. The Covenant's three-fold Trinitarian and gracious nature is revealed in the following breakdown:

    The Three-Fold and Gracious Nature of the Covenant of Grace

    Divine Person

    Gracious Work

    Example Verse

    1. God the Father

    Thought of the gracious plan of salvation for His church by means of a perfectly righteous Substitute; one who was both God and man.

    But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

    - Galatians 4:4-5

    2. God the Son

    Bought salvation for His Church through graciously offering Himself as the perfect human sacrifice for sin and fulfiller of God's law.

    Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

    - Hebrews 9:12

    3. God the Holy Spirit

    Wrought, or works, salvation graciously in the hearts of His church, personally applying the rich benefits they have in Christ.

    Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

    - Titus 3:5

    God's plan of salvation and Christ's redemption are both perfect and eternal works; therefore, His Covenant of Grace is eternal and unbreakable. Scripture testifies of this in numerous places.

    The Covenant of Grace is Eternal and Unbreakable

    And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

    - Genesis 17:19

    Although my house be not so with God; yet He hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although He make it not to grow.

    - II Samuel 23:5

    Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.

    - Hebrews 13:20

    Nevertheless My lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer My faithfulness to fail.

    My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips.

    - Psalm 89:33-34

    Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore.

    - Ezekiel 37:26

    For this is as the waters of Noah unto Me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

    For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

    - Isaiah 54:9-10

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