On 03, Oct 2014 | In Resources | By admin
Considering the contents of this covenant, we are fully in accord with John Owen that there is in it “a recapitulation and confirmation of all the promises of grace that have been given unto the Church from the beginning, even all that was spoken by the mouth of the holy prophets that had been since the world began (Luke 1:70).” The original promise (Gen 3:15) contained in germ form the whole essence and substance of the new covenant: all promises given unto the church afterward being but expositions and confirmations of it.
Arthur W. Pink (2010-03-19). The Divine Covenants (Kindle Locations 4625-4629). . Kindle Edition.
On 27, Sep 2014 | In Resources | By admin
Here are some resources that help clarify some issues related to 1689 Federalism.
In the first, Samuel Renihan explains how 1689 Federalism is related to the doctrine of republication. He notes that 17th century particular baptists were not all in agreement.
While the majority of Particular Baptists agree that the Mosaic Covenant is a Covenant of Works, how it relates to the original Covenant of Works varies in their thought. Some state in the strongest terms that it IS the original Covenant of Works reapplied to Israel. That would make eternal life possible through the Mosaic Covenant itself, a point that Coxe and Owen would have disagreed with (and I disagree there too).
It is important to note this variety of opinion because the resources on this website also express this variety. The videos and the Coxe/Owen volume believe that the Old Covenant was only concerned with temporal life in the promised land. On the other hand, Jeffery Johnson’s two books argue that the Old Covenant was a covenant of works offering eternal life and was thus fulfilled by Christ. Here are two posts that discuss the merits of these two different views and engage in some helpful interaction.
On episode 19 of our podcast, we got Brandon Adams to interview Jeff Johnson about his book The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism. This is part one of a two part interview (here is part 2.)
After that, we have Sam Renihan on our “Ask a Reformed Baptist” segment. We talk about some Reformed Baptist headlines and give you a preview of next week’s episode featuring part two of the interview.
On episode 20 of our podcast, we got Brandon Adams to interview Jeff Johnson about his book The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism. This is part two of a two part interview (here is part 1.)
After that, we have Dr. James Renihan on our “Ask a Reformed Baptist” segment. We talk about some Reformed Baptist headlines (with our SPECIAL GUEST!) and give you a preview of next week’s episode featuring Richard Barcellos telling us about Reformed Baptist Academic Press.
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.
Redeemer Reformed Baptist Church in Redlands, CA has a radio ministry. They have been working through the London Baptist Confession with various pastors from Southern California.
On 07, Apr 2014 | In Resources | By admin
Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, 2014
It finally arrived!
The Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies (JIRBS) is published to explain and support the theology of Holy Scripture as it is summarized in the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith. The journal will be published annually.
- COMMUNION AT THE LORD’S SUPPER: 1 Corinthians 10:16 in its Exegetical and Confessional Context by Richard C. Barcellos
- SEPARATING GOD’S TWO KINGDOMS: Two Kingdom Theology among New England Baptists in the Early Republic by Ronald Baines
- ‘THAT STRONG HOLD OF THEIR COMMON FAITH’: Salvation in Christ Alone among Seventeenth-Century Baptists by James M. Renihan
- OF THE NATURE OF GOD: The Inter-Relation of Essence and Trinity in Edward Leigh’s A Systeme or Body of Divinity (1662) by Stefan T. Lindblad
- STILL IMPASSIBLE: Confessing God without Passions by James E. Dolezal
- Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants, A Review Article by Samuel Renihan