Baptist vs. Reformed Federalism


Robert Haldane on Hebrews 8

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

Fred Malone on the Biblical Covenants

On January 8-10, Pastor Fred Malone will be teaching on Covenant Theology at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary in Owensboro, KY. Clink the following link for the class syllabus: Link to Covenant Theology Syllabus. Click the image below to listen to an interview between Dr. Sam Waldron, the academic dean of CBTS and Dr. Malone on … Continue reading Fred Malone on the Biblical Covenants

Denault on the Sinai 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

Sinaitic Covenant, part 2

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

Helpful Historic Works on Baptist Covenant Theology

I'm reading Pascal Denault's excellent work on "The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology", which is a comparison between the Federalism of the 17th Century Particular Baptists and Paedobaptists (i.e. Presbyterians and Reformed).  This is certainly one work that lives up to it's hype and when I finish the book I hope to blog more on … Continue reading Helpful Historic Works on Baptist Covenant Theology

Podcast Interview with Pascal Denault

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

Eternal Counsel of Redemption

Theologians have referenced God's plan to redeem man before time as the "Eternal Counsel of Redemption". "Eternal" because it was planned "before the foundation of the world", and counsel because it was God's eternal purpose, plan, and sovereign decree. They describe the counsel as a pact amongst the members of the Trinity whereby the Father promised a people to the Son for whom the Son pledged to be a surety (Heb 7:22) and "became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" (Phil 2:8). In this arrangement the Holy Spirit agreed to apply the benefits of redemption to those that have been given to the Son and to dwell in and with them (John 14).

The Adamic Covenant

Adam In the last post we learned that our father Adam was not only the first man, prototype, and progenitor of our race, but was also the representative head of 'all mankind'. Adam embodied within himself both physically (seed) and Federally (in representation) all men. Federal Theology According to AW Pink, the Adamic Covenant is: … Continue reading The Adamic Covenant