Former Presbyterian pastor Robert Truelove gave an overview of 1689 Federalism compared to Westminster Federalism on Facebook Live (26:48).
(You can also listen to an older podcast episode of the Confessing Baptist where Truelove discusses Taking a Church from Paedobaptism to Credobaptism.
In 2014, Stan Reeves did a bible study series at Grace Heritage Church on Baptist Covenant Theology. The material can be found at http://graceheritage.org/resources/bct/. Files include audio, video, PPT, and PDF.
Note: Reeves argues that the dichotomous nature of the Abrahamic Covenant refers to the fact that, according to Gal 4:21-31, Gen 15 and Gen 17 are two different covenants, one unconditional, the other conditional. This is not quite accurate. A better way to understand the duality of the Abrahamic Covenant is to see that God made two promises to Abraham: that he would have numerous offspring possess the land of Canaan, and that he would be the father of the Messiah. From these two promises flow two covenants (Old and New). Or, alternatively, Coxe argued that the promise made to Abraham about the Messiah was the Covenant of Grace and was merely revealed within the Abrahamic Covenant of Circumcision, which was about the numerous physical seed and land of Canaan (which he argues developed into the Mosaic Covenant). But Coxe did not explain the duality in terms of Gen 15 & 17 (note that 15 is all about the physical seed’s journey to Egypt and then into Canaan).
Note: In his lecture on New Covenant Theology, Reeves argues that the New Testament church is a continuation of the Old Testament people of God. He compares it to a caterpillar growing into a butterfly. This is a carry-over from the 20th century Reformed Baptist covenant view and is not in line with 1689 Federalism, which sees Israel according to the flesh as a type of Israel according to the Spirit.
These resources are collected from our Bible study series on confessional Baptist covenant theology. This is a study of the way the Bible unfolds the structure of God’s redemptive plan for His people.
Covenant theology claims that God has unfolded his redemptive plan through a covenant structure with an overall gracious purpose for his people expressed in the covenant of grace.
Baptist covenant theology claims that this structure is not only consistent with an understanding of the church as a regenerate community but that it supports that understanding.
Confessional Baptist covenant theology puts us on notice that we are not doing theology apart from listening to our elders in the faith. These truths are not new; they find clear expression in the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689.
The perspective taught here is sometimes referred to as 1689 Federalism.
Introduction Audio Video Overheads no handout The Covenant of Works Audio Video Overheads Handout The Abrahamic Covenant Audio Video Overheads Handout The Mosaic Covenant Audio Video Overheads Handout The New Covenant Audio Video Overheads Handout The Nature of the Church* Audio Video Overheads Handout Responding to Dispensationalism Audio Video Overheads Handout Responding to New Covenant Theology Audio Video Overheads Handout *Special session on subjects of baptism Audio talk was cut off at 1:18:40 — actual talk was much longer
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Series of classes on the theology of the covenant Baptist, called federalism. An explanation for the development of the divine covenants through the entire bible. A total of 13 lessons.
Lesson 1: Introduction.
Lesson 2: what is a covenant?
Lesson 3: our hermeneutics.
Lesson 4: the covenant of redemption.
Lesson 5: the covenant of works (Part 1).
Lesson 6: the covenant of works (Part 2).
Lesson 7: the covenant of grace.
Lesson 8: the covenant adánico and noéico.
Lesson 9: the covenant Abraham (Part 1).
Lesson 10: the covenant Abraham (Part 2).
Lesson 11: the covenants and davídico mosaic.
Lesson 12: the new covenant.
Lesson 13: applications of our federal theology.
– explained by Pastor Eduardo Flores.
Link Youtube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv3ub3R4oYtNz_p22s6QSGCxQQ2rFpXEH
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The following videos are now available with Portuguese subtitles (click the “cc” button in the bottom right) thanks to Daniel Pompermayer! http://batista1689.com/
- 1689 Federalism compared to New Covenant Theology & Progressive Covenantalism
- 1689 Federalism compared to Dispensationalism
- 1689 Federalism compared to Westminster Federalism
Pastor Eduardo Flores of Iglesia Bautista Reformado in Costa Rica has a series called “Why Am I A Reformed Baptist?” in Spanish. The 12th sermon in the series explains 1689 Federalism in contrast to Westminster Federalism and Dispensationalism. I am told that in previous lectures there is “a good section on history of the reformed baptists covering Benjamin Keach, Knollys, Nehemiah Coxe, and Hercules Collins, and a good section on Confessionalism. Pastor Eduardo Flores demonstrates familiarity with primary English sources by citing baptist scholars such as Jim Renihan.”
Un bueno serie de predicaciones explicado las creencias distinctivos de bautistas reformadas como el confesionalismo y el federalismo. Las predicaciones son por Pastor Eduardo Flores de la Iglesia Bautista Reformado en Costa Rica:
La predicación acerca del federalismo Bautista reformada (número doce) toma el punto de vista del federalismo 1689 en vez del federalismo presbiteriano de uno pacto de gracia por medio de varios administraciones y también compare el federalismo 1689 con el dispensacionalismo y el federalismo presbiteriano:
March 20, 2015: Dr. Crawford Gribben, @GribbenC (Professor of Early Modern British History at Queen’s University Belfast and author of the recently published academic biography John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology)) was the guest lecturer at the Strict Baptist Historical Society Annual Lecture which took place in Kensington Place, London. His lecture was titled, “John Owen, baptism & the Baptists.” The lecture was later published in By Common Confession: Essays in Honor of James M. Renihan.
Gribben addresses, amongst other things, the oft-cited tract “Of Infant Baptism.” He notes this was not published until 1721. It was never published in Owen’s lifetime.
(41:00) “Asty does not explain when this tract of infant baptism was written, whether it was intended to be separately published, nor why Owen did not publish it within his own lifetime. The reality is, simply, that Owen may not have been its author. Many of the texts within this edition were taken from manuscripts in Owen’s own hand. But many other items in this volume were taken from auditor’s notes. The tract’s abbreviated form and lack of intellectual development suggests that it may have its provenance in notes of a sermon or presentation Owen made upon this theme. But despite the lack of information about the provenance of the tract, some recent defenders of Owen’s infant baptismal theories have argued that he wrote it very precisely in 1657 or 1658 simply on the basis that Asty’s edition juxtaposes this brief, abbreviated, untraceable tract with a response to John Tombes book “Antipaedobaptism” which was published in 1657. The argument of significance of Owen’s only title focusing on infant baptism is based on some very uncertain presuppositions. The only thing we can be sure of about “Of Infant Baptism” is that Owen did not publish this tract within his own lifetime, that it did not circulate as representing his thinking on this issue for almost 40 years after his death when it appeared in a volume alongside many other texts reconstructed from sermon notes taken by an auditor.”
From Reformed Baptist Seminary:
Pascal Denault is an ordained minister of a Reformed Baptist church in Quebec and is the author of The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology. In four video lectures below, Pascal discusses the covenant theology of the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689. First, he examines the “covenant of works” as it is formulated in the Westminster Confession, Savoy Declaration, and Second London Baptist Confession in lecture one. Next, in lecture two, he summarizes the “covenant of grace” as it has been traditionally formulated among Reformed and Paedobaptist theologians. In the third lecture, Pascal highlights the unique contribution offered by the Particular Baptists in the 2LBCF to a theology of the covenant of grace. Then he summarizes his study on the covenant theology of the 2LBCF and highlights the practical ramifications in lecture four. Finally, a Q&A session featuring Bob Gonzales and Pascal Denault deals with questions related to confessions of faith and covenant theology. Enjoy!
The Covenant Theology of the 2LBCF, Part 1
The Covenant Theology of the 2LBCF, Part 2
The Covenant Theology of the 2LBCF, Part 3
Try here http://rbseminary.org/home/pascal-denault-on-the-covenant-theology-of-the-1689-baptist.html
The Covenant Theology of the 2LBCF, Part 4
Try here http://rbseminary.org/home/pascal-denault-on-the-covenant-theology-of-the-1689-baptist.html
Q&A – Gonzales and Denault on Confessions and Covenant Theology
From Pascal Denault’s website:
1689 Federalism is the Particular Baptist understanding of the Covenant of Grace as stated in the Second London Confession of Faith of 1689. This particular view is distinct from the Westminster view that holds to the concept of one Covenant of Grace under two distinct administrations which are the Old and the New Covenants. From this view, the Westminster Confession allows the Old Covenant to define the Covenant of Grace (its nature, its stipulations, its blessings) and end up with a Covenant of Grace that is mixed by nature because it includes the physical posterity of all those who profess faith. This understanding was perceived by the Particular Baptists to alter the nature of the New Covenant which is « not like » the Old Covenant (Jer. 31:32) and is pure by nature (Jer. 31:34).
The 1689 Confession rejects the One Covenant/Two administrations view of the Westminster. Instead, it affirms that the Covenant of Grace was only revealed in the Old Testament time until it became a formal covenant when the New Covenant was established. Therefore, the Particular Baptist understanding considers that only the New Covenant is the Covenant of Grace and defines it. This involves that the Old Covenant was not the Covenant of Grace and was only typologically linked to it but was in itself an earthly covenant that came to an end when the heavenly reality was established. Instead of seeing two realities (earthly/heavenly, internal/external) inside of the same covenant of grace, the 1689 Federalism affirms two distinct covenants: an earthly external covenant (the Old) and an heavenly internal covenant (the New). The New Covenant was first a promise that was put under the guard of the Law (the Old Covenant). It was then accomplished, sealed in the blood of Christ and given to believers in the form of a covenant.
In the lectures below, I expose chapter 7 of the 1689 (Of God’s Covenant). These lectures were given at the Reformed Baptist Seminary module on Creeds and Confessions held in Las Vegas October 2014. I offer here the MP3 files, the videos are available at RBS website: http://rbseminary.org/home/pascal-denault-on-the-covenant-theology-of-the-1689-baptist.html
You can find a French version of this teaching here: http://www.unherautdansle.net/alliances/
1. The Covenant of Works (7.1) – Audio MP3
2. The Covenant of Grace – Paedo view (7.2) – Audio MP3
3. The Covenant of Grace – Credo view (7.3) – Audio MP3
4. Summary and conclusions – Audio MP3
5. Q&A (Dr. Bob Gonzales and Pascal Denault) – Audio MP3
A sample lecture from the Institute for Reformed Baptist Studies Continuing Education Program
Course Description: This study will cover some of the views of various Reformed theologians on the functions of the Law of God, concentrating on the Decalogue, as well as the confessional position. Once the historical-theological issues are covered, the lectures will then focus on a biblical-theological overview of the subject at hand. Special attention will be given to the functions of the Decalogue and its utility for believers in Christ.
A sample lecture from the IRBS Continuing Education Program
BAPTIST DISTINCTIVES 2 CREDIT HOURS. This course is designed to teach the distinct qualities and doctrines of Baptists, including the covenant theology of Reformed Baptists, the hermeneutics of continuity and discontinuity, the nature of law and covenant, as well as making a positive case for believer’s baptism, and defending against the arguments of Paedobaptists.