The Bible presents us with a Christian worldview, complete with a guideline that will help us to understand the nature of humanity and the Character of GOD. Throughout the Bible, covenants are made between GOD and man that help to equip us with an adequate knowledge of salvation history. Each covenant presents a major piece to the puzzle that a proper Christian worldview would be incomplete without. We will explore the theological significance of each covenant to understand the role that it plays in salvation history and how that comes into play in the Christian worldview.
The Noahic Covenant.
The Noahic Covenant is the very first covenant that is mentioned in the Old Testament. It serves as the foundation for the rest of the covenants that are made throughout the remainder of the Biblical narrative. After GOD had destroyed the world with a flood, He promised Noah that He would never destroy the world through a flood again. GOD provided us with a rainbow to serve as a reminder that He will keep His promise. This promise was not only made for man, but also for every living creature with the breath of life. "God's activity reaches out to embrace not only humanity, but also the created animals and the earth, and provides an anticipation of the conclusion of the story of redemption" (Chambers, A. 2009). In the Noahic Covenant, we see that GOD will not take man's rebellion against him lightly, but we also see that GOD desires to have a relationship with us; "Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, "Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth" (Genesis 9:8-10). This covenant provides us with a proper understanding of GOD's attitude toward sin and His desire to redeem His creation.