A Reformed Baptist Perspective
by Phillip D. R. Griffiths
God has always dealt with his people through the covenant, yet covenant theology from a Baptist perspective is a teaching that is all too often neglected. Many Baptists don’t know why they are Baptist. If questioned they are most likely to respond by alluding to the mode of baptism rather than its underlying theology. This book is easily accessible, providing the reader with a clear understanding of the historical Baptist position. The work points out the errors inherent in the Reformed paedobaptist paradigm, and seeks to show that the only covenant of grace is the new covenant in Christ.
“This book is a welcomed addition to the increase of literature on covenant theology from a Baptist perspective. Griffiths argues that one is either in Adam or in Christ, there being no middle ground, and to be in Christ (prior to or after the fact of the cross) is to be a recipient of what our Lord both secured and delivers by virtue of the new covenant. The discussion is informed and worth the time to read and ponder.”
—Richard C. Barcellos, Pastor, Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale, CA; Author, The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More than a Memory
“In this book, Griffiths presents a persuasive argument for a Reformed Baptist understanding of covenant theology. Anyone recognizing the fundamental value of covenant theology will benefit from this edifying work. I warmly recommend it as a very important resource, especially to Reformed Baptist believers. Readers of other persuasions will find much to think through and hopefully will be convinced by the accuracy of the view put forth in these pages.”
–Pascal Denault, Author, The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology
“What is a covenant? Why are there two testaments? How does the old relate to the new? Who are the children of Abraham? Who is Israel, and what is the Church? The biblical answers to such questions are vital in seeing the overarching storyline of Scripture, but perhaps more importantly, the answers to these questions reveal the very nature of those who have been redeemed by God. This is why I am so thankful for this book. Phillip Griffiths has done a phenomenal job of answering these questions in offering an explanation and defence of covenant theology from a Baptist perspective. The genius of this book is discovered in how easy Griffith’s argument is to follow without the complexity of the subject being compromised. I love this book, and I am eager to recommend it to everyone.”
–Jeffrey Johnson, Author, The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Wipf and Stock (June 10, 2016)
Phillip D. R. Griffiths lives in Bethlehem in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. He has been happily married for thirty years to Melody, and they have two children, Benjamin and Joseph. Phillip is the author of From Calvin to Barth: A Return to Protestant Orthodoxy?
Educations: MTh (philosophical & systematic theology), B Sc (Hons 1st), BA (Hons 1st), BA (Hons 2:1), Dip Theol.