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This three-covenant presentation retains the following advantages.

1. It clearly maintains the inseparable connection between God's Covenant of Redemption from eternity and His Covenant of Grace in time concerning His elect.

2. It clearly reveals both an unbreakable aspect of the Covenant of Grace which includes the elect only and a breakable relationship with all the baptized members.

This view also presents the following disadvantages:

1. It introduces the dangerous tendency of again making man a direct agreeing party with God in the Covenant of Grace.

2. It obscures the scriptural contrast of two covenants - the first being broken by Adam and the second being secured by Christ.

3. In the Covenant of Grace, it separates the scriptural connection of Christ as Head of His church and covenant with His people as body and recipients of covenant blessings through His headship.


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