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Offline Athanasios

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The Idea Of Covenant
« on: November 30, 2007, 11:48:46 PM »

I would like to discuss Catholic and Orthodox understandings, terminologies, etc. on the idea of covenant. The covenants that God made throughout salvation history and covenant as it applies to sacramental theology (i.e., Holy Mysteries as actions/renewals of covenant).
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Re: The Idea Of Covenant
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 11:52:47 PM »
A covenant, when used in the context of our relationship to God, is an agreement between God and His people, wherein they receive blessings and special status, and they pledge to remain faithful to the One True God, and to the commands that He gives them.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6