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Editorial Introduction

This issue on "Covenant" (Part 1) follows on from the series on "The Legal and Moral Aspects of Salvation" which the editor presented in the last three issues of Present Truth Magazine. Covenant is one of the major legal conceptions which appear in the Bible.

This first portion of the presentation of the covenants covers some of the necessary technical detail. It is not exactly a bedtime story. The reader needs to remember that some perspiration as well as inspiration should characterize our study of the Word. If this generation of the church is going to recapture the powerful truth of justification by faith, it must come to grips with the legal framework of a lot of biblical thinking. Justification is a term which belongs to the law court and to divine jurisprudence. In this framework covenant figures very prominently.

Come, let us reason together.