In Proposition 48, George Peters states:
“The Kingdom being based on the covenants, the covenants must be carefully examined, and (Prop. 4) the literal language of the same must be maintained.”
Seems simple enough right, yet so many fail to recognize the important connections, even those who espouse the covenant theology approach to Scripture. If the Kingdom is rooted in something, then it goes without saying one must examine that which it is rooted in or order to grasp the totality of the Kingdom. Furthermore, to understand the concept of covenant, one must investigate the literal language of what was involved in making a covenant of this nature. As Peters has noted, the subject of the Kingdom is a subject any serious student of Scripture must pay attention to and thus to pay proper attention, all facets of this subject must be studied.
The most notable observation Peters presents in Proposition 48 is the following:
“Our Proposition is confirmed by the indisputable fact that God has stamped the grammatical sense as the correct one by literally fulfilling a portion of the covenants. Take e.g. the promised “seed”. He has come from Abraham, through the line of David, in a manner recognizable (implied by the terms) and indicative of His power to redeem and bless. A sufficiency is found in the history of the past to show that these covenants contain a real, substantial, verified grammatical meaning. Hence we are not allowed to change it for something else.”
This observation is important in that it supports the reality that only a literal grammatical understanding of the covenants is acceptable. Spiritualizing them is unacceptable and wholly incorrect. While there are spiritual aspects to these covenants, the fact of the matter is they are declarations of real life actual events that took place or will take place within God’s divine plan.