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Running Head: GOD AND THE GOOD1God and the GoodStudent’s NameInstitution AffiliationDate of Submission
GOD AND THE GOOD2God and the GoodGod’s relationship with human beings is defined by the covenant established betweenGod and His people. The relationship between God and human beings is explained throughBiblical events. Some of these events that portray this relationship include the creation of theuniverse. Human beings are created in a somewhat special manner whereby their relationshipwith God is immediately established. God creates human beings and all other things in theuniverse which signifies that human beings also fall under the jurisdiction with God. A covenantis a binding agreement between any two parties and which establishes the relationship betweenthe two parties. In a Biblical theological context, God has always established a covenant with hispeople since time in memorial. Thesis statement: Understanding God's covenant with His people requires a greaterunderstanding of Christian ethics from a biblical context. The understanding will aid inconcluding on the type of covenant established between God and Christians.A covenant between any two parties assists in establishing the importance of a relationshipbetween any parties in an agreement. The New Testament focuses on the new covenant betweenGod and his people. Unlike the past where God had established covenants between the Israelitesand Himself, God wanted to create a permanently binding agreement between Him andChristians. The New covenant was different from prior covenants where individual mistakeswere implicated in the entire community. The covenant between God and Christians wasindividualistic. Here, individuals were personally responsible for their wrongdoings. Therelationship between God and human beings was also on an individual level. The new covenantwas introduced by Jesus Christ who was believed to be the only begotten son of God. The new
GOD AND THE GOOD3covenant between God and human beings was one mediated by Jesus Christ. The covenant was abinding covenant between not only God and the Jews but also between Him and the Gentiles.The fact that this new covenant involved the Gentiles showed that God was willing to establishrelationships with other nations apart from the Jews. The binding factor in the new covenant wasabout repentance and believing in Jesus Christ as the Lord and savior.God's covenants with human beings are both conditional and universal. For the promisesset by God to be delivered to the people, there exists a condition that must be met. God promisesto protect and bless only those who believe and are faithful to Him. The new covenant is alsouniversal in the sense that the new relationship is set between God and all people who believeand are faithful to Him. Particular and conditional covenants are those that create that certainevents will be undertaken as long as a set condition is met. In the New Testament, the events

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