Hi, Where it is written in the Bible that God made a covenant with His Son.
Great Doctrines of the Bible, Volume 1: God the Father, God the Son
But it is also very clear that in particular an agreement, even a covenant, was made between God the eternal Father and God the eternal Son.
- Hi Sergiu, hail from sunny South Africa! Don't know if this will help, but I do not know of an explicit reference to the Father making a covenant with the Son, but I see covenant implied/inferred in two areas. First is the life of Jesus where He conformed to the standards or requirements of covenant, perfectly keeping all the requirements. This can be seen in His life in the Gospels, and Phil 2.6-11. The second place is Paul's contrast between Adam and Jesus in Rom 5. The first covenant was made between God and Adam, and the contrast between Adam and Jesus rests on there being covenant. Hope that helps!
- Hello Sergiu, Here is the most clear and brief answer I've found to your question. It comes from the pen of Louis Berkhof: The covenant of redemption is frequently called the counsel of peace, a name that is derived from Zech. 6:13. The doctrine of this eternal counsel rests on the following Scriptural basis: 1. Scripture clearly points to the fact that the plan of redemption was included in the eternal decree or counsel of God, Eph. 1:4 ff.; 3:11; 2 Thess. 2:13; 2 Tim. 1:9; Jas. 2:5; 1 Peter 1:2, and other passages. 2. There are passages which point to the fact that the plan of God for the salvation of sinners was of the nature of a covenant. Christ speaks of promises made to Him before His advent, and repeatedly refers to a commission which He received from the Father, John 5:30, 43; 6:38–40; 17:4–12. Moreover, in Rom. 5:12–21 and in 1 Cor. 15:22 He is clearly represented as a covenant head. The parallel between Adam and Christ leaves no doubt on this point. 3. The elements of a covenant are clearly indicated, such as contracting parties, a promise, and a condition. In Ps. 2:7–9 the parties are mentioned and a promise is indicated (comp. Acts 13:33; Heb. 1:5; 5:5). In another Messianic passage, Ps. 40:7–9 (comp. Heb. 10:5–7) the Messiah expresses His readiness to do the Father’s will in becoming a sacrifice for sin. Christ repeatedly speaks of a task which the Father has entrusted to Him, John 6:38, 39; 10:18; 17:4. Moreover, John 17:5, 6, 9, 24 (cf. also Phil. 2:9–11) refer to a reward which He receives from the Father. 4. There are two passages in the Old Testament, which connect the idea of the covenant immediately with the Messiah, namely, Ps. 89:3 and Isa. 42:6, which refers to the Servant of the Lord. The connection clearly shows that this servant is not merely Israel. Moreover, there are also passages in which the Messiah speaks of God as his God, which is covenant language, Ps. 22:1, 2; Ps. 40:8. L. Berkhof, Manual of Christian Doctrine (Grand Rapids, MI: WM. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1933), 151–152.