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COVENANTING CONFERS OBLIGATION

Covenanting confers obligation by Social Covenanting entails obliga-

the authority of God,

181 tion on the society till the end

Personal and social-on the Cove- of the covenant be attained

nanting parties,

182 Because Social Covenanting,

Such are represented as bound-

approved in

Scripture,
are said to be joined to the

conferred obligation,

196
Lord-to take hold of his

Because the ends of such cove-

covenantto cleave to him, 183

nants may not be attained

God enjoins obedience as the fulfil-

during the lives of those

ment of Covenant duties, 184

who entered into them, 197

-that the vow be paid,

186 Because the people of God

Difficulty considered,

187

view themselves bound by

He threatens those who keep not

anterior engagements of

his covenant,

187 his Church,

Social Covenanting entails obliga- Because the Lord 'himself
tion on the society till the end

views his Church as bound

of the covenant be attained, 189

by these,

i99

Because by it, Covenants are

Covenanting

entails' obliga-

made in the name of pos-

tion even on the unbeliever

terity,

189

who vows and swears, 201

Because the Church is one in

Even those in the Church who
190

do not formally Covenant

Because of the Church's social

are under obligation, 203

character,

192 A minority in a church or

Every adult member of the

nation are bound by Cove-

Church engaged to its privi-

nant engagements, though

leges and duties,

193

the others cast them off, 204

Children of church members

Covenanting does not impli-

are members of the Church,

cate conscience,

205

and therefore under obliga-

That men are bound by pre-

tion,

193

vious engagements is no rea-

The privileges enjoyed by

son why they should not

children show them to be

Covenant,

under obligation,

194

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priesthood of Christ,

344

instituted from the beginning, 333 The New Heart-

observed to the enjoyment of all being a New Covenant blessing,

religious privileges,

333 is a New Covenant sign, 345

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General remarks,

358 We have encouragement to make

The Lord approved of engagements vows, the engagements of which
made in Personal Covenanting, 358 are lawful,

363

-in Social Covenanting, 359

CHAPTER XIII.

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