The below helpful post apeared on the 1689 Federalism blog yesterday. Here's a link to the original post: LINK . James Haldane (1768 – 1851) was converted later in life and entered the ministry as a Scottish Presbyterian. Upon further study, he and his brother (Robert) became baptists. Through their evangelistic efforts they planted many … Continue reading Robert Haldane on Hebrews 8
Introduction Historic reformed theology splits the history of God's dealing with man into two divisions: works and grace. The first division is the era in which man could stand or fall before God based on his own obedience (Covenant of Works). This period ended when Adam fell and was expelled from the garden of Eden. … Continue reading Baptist Views on the Mosaic Covenant
Some notes upon re-reading Chapter 3 of Pascal Denault's "The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology"... The Covenant concluded between God and Israel in the Sinai desert was a progression of the covenant of circumcision [i.e. the Covenant of Promise with Abraham]. The Sinaitic Covenant was specifically concluded with the physical posterity of Abraham for the … Continue reading Denault on the Sinai Covenant
Notes on Sinaitic Covenant from my own thought after reading some of AW Pink’s Divine Covenants The covenant with the Hebrew people made at Mount Sinai: Was built on the Abrahamic Covenant It was a carnal and temporal fulfillment of it It was preparatory for the coming of the Messiah and the ushering in of … Continue reading Sinaitic Covenant, part 2
JM has compiled an excellent list of resources for Baptists who want to study the Covenants and Baptism. I heartily agree with the #1 selection! Number 6 is also outstanding.
It’s probably fair to say that most Calvinistic, Particular or “Reformed” Baptists feel peer pressure to pursue the study of paedobaptist covenantalism. I have been personally told on numerous occasions that I should move toward a “full” covenant theology and embrace the baptism of infants “into the covenant.” In an effort to deal with my Reformed brothers and sisters honestly I have taken the the time to understand the reasons for paedobaptism and still cannot agree with the practice. Over the years I have been blessed by more than a few titles that helped me move toward and define my Baptist covenant theology. In an effort to help others along I decided to create a list of books I consider essential reading on the subject, titles that I own, have read and will continue to re-read for years to come. This is not a definitive list of titles but a…
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The traditional method of Scriptural interpretation used by Protestants is well summed by the London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689), Chapter 1, Article 9: Historic Baptist/Protestant View The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself; and therefore when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which … Continue reading Traditional versus Dispensational Interpretation
If you enjoy the study of the Bible's covenants and are curious about the historic Baptist position on Covenant Theology, listen to the 2-part Confessing Baptist podcast interviews with Pascal Denault, a pastor in Quebec, Canada. Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology, part 1 Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology, part 2
In the New Testament reveals in many places how that the Old Covenant nation of Israel was a type of the Christ who was to come. Read the following post by brother Richard Barcellos to discover some of these amazing parallels and types: Jesus faithful Israel
Introduction The Kingdom of God is a key and central theme of the New Testament. All dedicated students of Scripture understand this to be so. Some see the kingdom as being entirely future and equate it entirely with the Old Covenant nation of Israel. Others see it entirely present and equate it as being identical … Continue reading The Kingdom of God, Israel, and the Church
The Kingdom is a present reality (Matt. 12:28), and yet it is a future blessing (I Cor. 15:50). It is an inner spiritual redemptive blessing (Rom. 14:17) which can be experienced only by way of the new birth (John 3:3), and yet it will have to do with the government of the nations of the world (Rev. 11:15). The Kingdom is a realm into which men enter now (Matt. 21:31), and yet it is a realm into which they will enter tomorrow (Matt. 8:11). It is at the same time a gift of God which will be bestowed by God in the future (Luke 12:32) and yet which must be received in the present (Mark 10:15). Obviously no simple explanation can do justice to such a rich but diverse variety of teaching.