Theology

Theological Term of the Week: Covenant Theology

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This week’s term: Covenant Theology – The Catholic, and later the Protestant “Reformed”, doctrine which states the “Church of the New Testament”, like the “Church of the Old Testament”, is formed on the basis of the same covenant, namely the covenant God made with Abraham (Systematic Theology by Charles Hodge, p. 549). Therefore, they conclude that the children of believers have the right to baptism by which they are actually regenerated. (Systematic Theology by Charles Hodge, pp. 546-547). This notion is essentially held by all infant baptizers. 

Last week’s term:  Regeneration – That aspect of salvation which describes the infusion of life into the dead soul. It is the aspect of salvation which is referred to by Christ as being “born again” (John 3:3). It is also the aspect of salvation which is illustrated by the resurrection of Lazarus.

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