These covenants are a part of salvation history that prepared the world for the coming of the Messiah. Each one of these covenants was important and significant, and each one was fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. This covenant is known as the new covenant, and it is everlasting.
The recapitulation theory is one that finds much support in patristic literature, and especially that of Irenaeus. According to the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church Irenaeus saw the atonement as “both as the restoration of fallen humanity to communion with God through the obedience of Christ and as the summing-up of the previous... Continue Reading →