We believe that God did not abandon His rule over the earth, which He continues to uphold by His providence. In order to bring redemption, God established covenants, which revealed His grace to sinful people. In the covenant with Abraham, God bound Himself to His people of Israel, promising to deliver them from bondage of sin and Satan, and to bless all the nations through them.
Psalm 24:1; Psalm 96:10; Isaiah 40:22 Hebrews 1:3; Romans 9:4; Ephesians 2:12; Genesis 17:3-8; Genesis 12:2-3; Genesis 15:4-6; Romans 4:3-5; Romans 4:16; Romans 4:20-25; Galatians 3:6-9; Galatians 3:13-14
We believe that as King, God later redeemed His people from bondage in Egypt by His mighty acts and established His covenant through Moses, revealing His perfect will, and our obligation to fulfill it. The law’s purpose is to bring order to our fallen race and to make us conscious of our moral responsibility. By the work of God’s Spirit, it convicts us of our sin and God’s righteous judgment against us, and brings us to Christ alone for salvation.
Exodus 15:3-18; Exodus 19:3-6; Exodus 24:3-4; Exodus 24:7; Romans 8:3-4; Romans 8:12-14; Deuteronomy 5:1-3; Deuteronomy 30:15:18; Galatians 3:23-25; Psalm 25:8-10; Romans 7:7; John 15:26; John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:14-17; Romans 7:13; Galatians 3:19; Galatians 3:21-22; Romans 2:1-11; Galatians 3:24; Philippians 3:8-9
We believe that when Israel rejected God’s rule over her as King, God established the monarchy in Israel and made an unconditional covenant with David; promising that His heir would restore God’s kingdom reign over His people as Messiah forever.
1 Samuel 8:6-8; 1 Samuel 8:21-22; 1 Samuel 9:15-16; 1 Samuel 10:1; 1 Samuel 10:24; 2 Samuel 7:11b-16; Psalm 89:34-37; Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 11:1-5; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Ezekiel 34:23