Did God make one or three or perhaps even more covenants with Abraham? Do Genesis 12, Genesis 15, Genesis 17, and Genesis 22 refer to different covenants? This article argues that the Lord made a single covenant with Abraham and later supplemented that covenant by adding name changes, requirements, and promises.
This article is about the covenant God made with Abraham in Genesis 17. The author discusses the symbolism of circumcision as the sign of the covenant; namely, it showed that an individual was part of God's people and belonged to God, and was a symbol of the removal of sin. In this article, this understanding of the covenant and the symbolism of circumcision is applied to paedobaptism.