John Davenant on the promise of eternal life in the two covenants

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The promise of eternal life according to the legal covenant [pactum legale], or the covenant of works [foedus operum], is so truly conditional that it depends upon the perfect and rigid observance of the Law; and our Saviour Christ wisely sent the one who supposed that he could merit eternal life by his good deeds back to that covenant.

But the promise of eternal life according to the evangelical covenant [pactum evangelicum] and covenant of grace [foedus gratiae] depends upon the condition of faith; and all those who, feeling their infirmity and sickness, acknowledge themselves unequal to the keeping of the divine law or meriting their salvation are directed to this covenant.

For more, see John Davenant on the promise of eternal life in the two covenants.
 
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