The custom of sacrifice eventually became associated with the idea of the covenant. At last, the gods were conceived of as entering into real agreements with man; and this was a major step in the stabilization of religion. Law, covenants, took the place of luck, fear, and superstition. In time, the early ideas of ransom, redemption, and covenants evolved into the later-day sacramental services.
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