Faith & Repentance Audio Roundup – Greg Nichols, Al Martin, Spurgeon


From Greg Nichols’ Studies in the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith:
#16) Of Saving Faith & Repentance Unto Life – 1689 chapter 14, 15

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Albert N. Martin’s series Evangelical Repentance and Saving Faith (also on SermonAudio)

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 12) Love to Christ  
 14) Growth in Christ  


And Charles Spurgeon on Faith and Repentance Inseparable

Aug. 24-30, 2013 Doctrine of the Church – RBS 2013 Summer Module – Greg Nichols

Grace Baptist Church of Taylors, South Carolina will host Reformed Baptist Seminary’s 2013 summer module on The Doctrine of the Church on the week of August 24 thru 30.


Pastor Gregory Nichols (M.Div.), who serves as a professor of systematic theology for RBS, will deliver 30 lectures in which he will expound universal church principles as well as local church polity. The first lecture will begin Saturday morning at 9:00am, and the final lecture will conclude Friday afternoon. The lectures will be recorded for those who may have to arrive late or leave early.

For the course syllabus, registration form, and more information, click here.

(If you heard the most recent podcast then you know they plan to turn these lectures into a book!)

The 1689 Does NOT “decline to confess a covenant of works, as defined in WCF & SD” & Reasons for “deletions.” – Sam Renihan

A new post at the Particular Voices blog entitled, “The covenant of works in the 1677 London Baptist Confession” begins:

When comparing the Second London Baptist Confession to its parent documents, questions are raised as to why certain changes were made. A recurring question revolves around the place of the covenant of works in the confession. In his book, “Covenant Theology: A Reformed and Baptistic Perspective,” Greg Nichols dedicated an appendix to the “Adamic Covenant.” In that appendix, Nichols commented on the covenant of works in the Second London Baptist Confession. He noted that:


“LCF completely omits WCF 7:2 without defining a pre-fall covenant. It also deletes “covenant of works” from LCF 19:1″

“Further, LCF deleted the doctrine of the covenant of works from LCF 6:1, which was based in part on the First London Confession of 1644 (LCF1:4) and in part on the Savoy Declaration.”

“Thus, LCF intentionally deleted WCF 7:2 entirely and revised LCF 7:2 to accommodate this deletion. It also intentionally deletes the phrase “covenant of works” when employing WCF 19:1 and SD 6:1. However, it does not remove every vestige of this doctrine. Nevertheless, these deletions are significant and strategic. They express distance. The Baptist fathers do not deny a pre-fall covenant with Adam. Yet, at the very least, they decline to confess a covenant of works, as defined in WCF 7:2, 19:1 and in SD 6:1. Thus, the covenant of works doctrine does not have the same prominence in LCF that it has in the Westminster Standards and Savoy Declaration.”

In a footnote, he says “LCF 20:1 begins: “The covenant of works being broken by sin,” a verbatim quote of SD 20:1. The correct explanation for this inconsistency is not clear to me.”


Nichols does not quote a single Particular Baptist author in defense of his conclusions. For further reference on “subsequent development” of this topic in the LBCF tradition he suggests Gill, Dagg, and Boyce.


This post will offer evidence that the Second London Baptist Confession does not “decline to confess a covenant of works, as defined in WCF and SD.” It will offer evidence to the contrary. It will also offer reasons for the “deletions.”

Read the rest or listen to 13 minute readout (note: SoundGecko doesn’t readout the pictures.)

Greg Nichols – The Covenants [MP3 Lectures]

gregnicholsGreg Nichols, author of  “COVENANT THEOLOGY: A Reformed and Baptistic Perspective on God’s Covenants” has a lecture series on “The Covenants“.  Lectures are mp3s, so download and listen!

General Introduction to God’s Covenants – Part 1

General Introduction to God’s Covenants – Part 2

Biblical Revelation of God’s Covenants

Eternal Counsel of Redemption

The Covenant of Grace (The Creation Prohibition)

The Noahic Covenant

The Abrahamic Covenant – Part 1

The Abrahamic Covenant – Part 2

The Old Covenant – Part 1

The Old Covenant – Part 2

The Davidic Covenant

The Messianic Covenant

The New Covenant