12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: Paul is explaining to Gentiles who were being saved by God...that before the cross they were "strangers" from the Covenants of promise. At the cross it changes. Gentiles are grafted in......to what? Is it the same covenant that they used to be strangers too? Is there a complete continuity from the Old Covenant to the New? Is it an identical Covenant? Why is the new Covenant new as far as you can tell? Why was the Old called Covenants of promise? Is there one salvation, or two? When was the Covenant of grace put into effect? Is there a time when the covenant of grace was not in effect? Do baptists have a "Covenant theology" or do we leave it for the Presbyterians? Give scriptural support for your responses.