The difference between the alliance and the treaty is obvious when someone breaks one of the agreements. Read 3 min Although the idea of an alliance now seems quite radical, there was a time when alliances were understood much further. Covenants were not always an obscure spiritual or religious concept. The difference between the Alliance and the Treaty is obvious when someone breaks one of the agreements. A contract is not valid if one of the parties violates it. On the other hand, a confederation remains intact, even if one of the parties violates it. Although alliances are a kind of treaty, they are not treated in the same way and are not built on the same premise. Here are the differences between treaties and alliances. I am not an expert or a theologian on this subject, but it seems to me that understanding the powerful images of Confederation is essential to understanding what it is about in marriage. When our relationships are rooted in the covenant, there is a beautiful thing that happens: our relationship becomes a mirror through which the world sees God`s desire to communicate with his people.
A treaty says, “What is in it for me?” when an alliance says, “What can I give or sacrifice for the other?” Contracts are legally applicable agreements. There are important elements for a valid agreement. If two people unite to unite two independent lives into a Christ-centered and common life, there will be tensions! There will be moments of distress, sedition and difficulty. If the relationship is based on a contract, when a situation does not appear to be resolved, the couple can execute the “cessation clause” and therefore the marital relationship is not worth fighting for because the basis of the relationship was built on conditional statements and on compliance with certain requirements. An alliance also has requirements where each man fulfills his commitment to the other, but there are no “cessation clauses” and the foundation of marriage is built on the Gospel. The Gospel informs us that, whatever the circumstances, the obligation of relationship is greater than our desire to be right, to “win” the argument, or even to be justified. You see, in the midst of us who mistreated us, that we suffer or face a relational problem, our tendency is to take revenge, to whip or resign to give them “what they deserve”, and that is where the Gospel comes in.