Evangelism, Church Planting & the 1689 [James Renihan]
Jul14

Evangelism, Church Planting & the 1689 [James Renihan]

How did our Particular Baptist forefathers view and do evangelism? James Renihan fills us in, with the help of some materials from his 1997 doctoral dissertation, “The Practical Ecclesiology of the English Particular Baptists, 1675-1705: The Doctrine of the Church in the Second London Baptist Confession as Implemented in the Subscribing Churches.” (also see Edification & Beauty): In order to account for the remarkable growth...

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A Firm Foundation: Systematic Theology by J. Stephen Yuille [30-part Audio]
May12

A Firm Foundation: Systematic Theology by J. Stephen Yuille [30-part Audio]

This series of 30 lectures on Systematic theology, using the 1689 2nd London Baptist Confession as a framework, was taught during the Fall 2012 Sunday school period at Grace Community Church, Glen Rose, TX.  The title of the series is “A Firm Foundation”: A Firm Foundation: Lesson 1 [mp3] http://s3.amazonaws.com/churchplantmedia-cms/grace_community_church_glen_rose/firmfoundation_l1.mp3 - A Firm Foundation: Lesson 2 [mp3]...

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Oct. 16-18, 2014 National Southern Baptist Founders Conference at Charleston, SC. feat. Ascol, Nettles, Malone + more
Apr25

Oct. 16-18, 2014 National Southern Baptist Founders Conference at Charleston, SC. feat. Ascol, Nettles, Malone + more

Confessional Power and Gospel Advance: The 2nd London Confession at Home and Abroad From today’s newsletter: Registration is now open for the 2014 National Southern Baptist Founders Conference. It has been several years since we had a national conference and we are looking forward to a time of rich preaching and renewed fellowship. Register Now and take advantage of our early registration discount [$90 through July 1st]. We will...

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Redeemer Radio: Reformed & Confessional [1689] Talk Radio [Jeff Massey + Guest]
Mar17

Redeemer Radio: Reformed & Confessional [1689] Talk Radio [Jeff Massey + Guest]

Redeemer Radio is a ministry of the Redeemer Reformed Baptist Church of Redlands, California. The program features solid Bible teaching, guest interviews on a wide range of theological topics, and other special segments. The host, Pastor Jeff Massey, is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California and the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies. Tune in for a stimulating and thought-provoking Christian talk radio program with a...

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Interview #44 – Steve Weaver – An Orthodox Catechism
Mar04

Interview #44 – Steve Weaver – An Orthodox Catechism

On episode 44 of our podcast, we interview Steve Weaver about “An Orthodox Catechism” by Hercules Collins. We get into questions such as: How is it different than the Heidelberg Catechism? What is the history behind it? Is this beneficial for today? What is different with this version and the original? Why did he include old creeds in it? + more 44 - Steve Weaver - An Orthodox Catechism [ 49:00 | 22.47 MB ] Play Now | Play...

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The 1677/1689 Confession on Open vs Closed Communion [Particular Voices]
Mar03

The 1677/1689 Confession on Open vs Closed Communion [Particular Voices]

Sam Renihan: The editors of the confession intentionally avoided addressing open and closed communion in order to allow more churches to be able to subscribe to the confession. The majority of its subscribers were advocates of closed communion, but there had been a strand of open-communion going as far back as Henry Jessey and others among the original Particular Baptists of the 1640′s. To accommodate those, and especially Bunyan, the...

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Why does the 1689 use Subsistences instead of Persons in regards to the Trinity? [Particular Voices]
Feb28

Why does the 1689 use Subsistences instead of Persons in regards to the Trinity? [Particular Voices]

Sam Renihan: A careful examination and comparison of the Second London Baptist Confession (LCF) and the Westminster Confession (WCF) yields a variety of differences and nuances, some more obvious than others. One such difference is found in the second chapter, “Of God and of the Holy Trinity.” The London Confession is considerably more detailed and technical in its formulation of the doctrine of God (which is not to imply any lack of...

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2014 Deep South Founders Conference Audio Now Online: 1689 Ch. 8 “Christ the Mediator” – feat. Geoffrey Thomas + More
Jan23

2014 Deep South Founders Conference Audio Now Online: 1689 Ch. 8 “Christ the Mediator” – feat. Geoffrey Thomas + More

From the conference that took place last week: The 2014 Deep South Founders Conference gathered to proclaim the affirmations expressed by chapter 8 of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, which reads in part, “It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, according to the covenant made between them both, to be the mediator between God and man; the prophet, priest, and king;...

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“In Defense of Parity: A presentation of the parity or equality of elders in the New Testament” by Greg Nichols, Sam Waldron, & Dave Chanski [PDF, HTML, MP3 readout of entire book]
Jan13

“In Defense of Parity: A presentation of the parity or equality of elders in the New Testament” by Greg Nichols, Sam Waldron, & Dave Chanski [PDF, HTML, MP3 readout of entire book]

As of today, the entire book has now been posted: 1689Nut: I am extremely pleased to announce that I have been given permission to post the book: In Defense of Parity: A presentation of the parity or equality of elders in the New Testament. … and will include a pdf and an mp3 made through TextAloud with my favorite voice, Daniel.  I hope many will be edified by this Biblical explanation and defense of this doctrine and practice....

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Of Passions [Bob Gonzales & James Renihan]
Jan07

Of Passions [Bob Gonzales & James Renihan]

Are you passionate? by Dr. James Renihan It seems that evangelical preachers and writers have become passionate about being passionate. This might be one of the most common buzzwords of the day. We are urged to have a passion for God, to be passionate about winning souls, to be passionate in worship etc. ad nauseum. If you aren’t passionate, you probably are not really living as a Christian should-or so it would seem to be implied....

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“Most Excellent Epitome – Part 2” by Mark Nenadov [A poem reflecting upon the 1689]
Dec16

“Most Excellent Epitome – Part 2” by Mark Nenadov [A poem reflecting upon the 1689]

Part one. Part two begins: Who upholds, directs, and governs all infallibly? It's the Lord, the glorious creator of all you can see! See his glory! The free, immutable counsel of his will is sure, His wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy endure! God works by means and secondary causes, but not by chance the power, wisdom, and goodness of God are revealed in providence... Read the...

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Dec. 9-12, 2013 “Baptist Symbolics” feat. Dr. Renihan @ Mansfield, TX [Event]
Nov29

Dec. 9-12, 2013 “Baptist Symbolics” feat. Dr. Renihan @ Mansfield, TX [Event]

Brothers,   I hope and trust all finds you well in The Lord.  If you have not yet heard we, the churches of the Texas Area Association of Reformed Baptist Churches, have invited Jim Renihan of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies (IRBS) located at Westminster Seminary West in Escondino, CA to come to Heritage Baptist Church next month to hold his course in Baptist Symbolics that he teaches at the seminary.   The Symbolics...

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Thanksgiving Roundup [Spurgeon, Dr. Renihan, Savastio, Finn, 1689]
Nov28

Thanksgiving Roundup [Spurgeon, Dr. Renihan, Savastio, Finn, 1689]

  The Importance of Thanksgiving Day by Dr. James Renihan From the [1689] Second London Confession, Chapter 22: 3. Prayer with thanksgiving, being one special part of natural worship, is by God required of all men. But that it may be accepted, it is to be made in the Name of the Son, by the help of the Spirit, according to his Will; with understanding, reverence, humility, fervency, faith, love, and perseverance; and when with...

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“Eternally Begotten of the Father” [PDF] Analysis of the 1689’s Doctrine of the Eternal Generation of the Son by Stefan T. Lindblad
Nov22

“Eternally Begotten of the Father” [PDF] Analysis of the 1689’s Doctrine of the Eternal Generation of the Son by Stefan T. Lindblad

“Eternally Begotten of the Father” – An Analysis of the Second London Confession of Faith’s Doctrine of the Eternal Generation of the Son By: Stefan T. Lindblad Introduction: The framers of the Second London Confession of Faith (2nd LCF) self-consciously adopted the order, as well as the majority of the language and content of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) and the Savoy Declaration (SD), in part,   “to manifest...

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Some Objections [Against Associationalism] Considered pt. 1-3 [Dr. James Renihan]
Nov13

Some Objections [Against Associationalism] Considered pt. 1-3 [Dr. James Renihan]

Proponents of this methodology in effect argue that the evidence from the Baptist usage of the term is irrelevant, and that priority must be given to the intention of the authors of the Savoy Platform.  It implies that the Baptists, when employing the same language as the Savoy document, of necessity must mean exactly the same thing in every case.  They could not adopt words or phrases, and invest them with a more technical meaning...

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