Of or relating to a Covenant:

  1. Unilateral Covenant: God initiated unbreakable and inseparable bonding, where He has determined the elements. Persons are recipients, not contributors; they are not expected to offer elements to the bond; they are called to accept it as offered, to keep it as demanded, and to receive the results that God, by oath, assures will not be withheld. Throughout history God has given and continues to keep covenants to humanity which are not broken – but humanity separates itself from the covenant by refusing or turning its back on one of the elements or demands.
  2. Bilateral Covenant: An unbreakable and inseparable bonding between two equal persons promising to contribute all of that which is agreed upon. to the oneness that is formed by the unbreakable joining. This typically does not exist, as one party or the other chooses to break the covenant or does not enter it faithfully, thereby rendering it a contract instead of a covenant.
  3. Trilateral Covenant: A God-initiated, unbreakable and inseparable bonding between a Man, Woman, and God where God has determined the elements and the Man and Woman are called to accept it as offered, keep it as demanded, contribute all of their selves, and to receive the results from God and each other that all three have, by oath, assured will not be withheld. A Trilateral Covenant can only exist in Holy Matrimony.