Not by virtue of the commandment, but of the time they were released from Egypt, which, to coin the same phrase, is the standard view. Edwards is quite good on that point overall.On the sabbath, its pretty clear that the Jews observed the Sabbath on Saturday and that our Lord transformed the Sabbath by virtue of the power of an indestructible life, to use the language of Hebrews, to the "First day of the week," the "Lord's Day." This is a standard view.
Sounds like you are both on the same page.<< In other words, the COR made outside of time is really an overarching covenant that encompasses the other two. The covenant of Life or Works is a covenant that is still in force, though God's people are not subject to it. All are born under it, but the elect are removed from the stipulations of it if they are in the covenant of grace. The covenant of grace is the outworking of the covenant of redemption in time.>>
I think, if I understand you correctly, this is what I teach my students.
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