Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Covenant - An agreement between God and his people
in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior
from them in return
A solemn, usually oath-bound, pledge between two or more
parties. The Bible teaches that God deals with man by means
of a covenant relationship. All the leading covenants in the
Bible between God and believing man are aspects of a single
covenant relationship: the Abrahamic covenant, the Mosaic
covenant, the Davidic covenant, the New Covenant, and so forth.
The Old Covenant and the New Covenant are not descriptions
of certain "dispensations" or time periods. (reformation
A covenant is an agreement, contract, or promise. It may be
in the affirmative such as the representation as to certain
facts or the future performance of an act, or it may be in
the negative such as the obligation not to do something.