Interview #88 – Going Beyond the 5 Points – Earl Blackburn & Rob Ventura [Audio Podcast] (1 of 2)

Going Beyond the Five Points

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Pastor Earl Blackburn
Pastor Earl Blackburn
Pastor Rob Ventura
Pastor Rob Ventura

“This book is by Reformed Baptists for Reformed Baptists.”

On episode 88 of our interview podcast we have Pastor Earl Blackburn and Pastor Rob Ventura back on  to tell us all about the new book “Going Beyond the Five Points: Pursuing a More Comprehensive Reformation”.

We first got to know Rob Ventura on episode #40 (he also joined us on episodes #64). We first got to know Pastor Earl Blackburn on episode #68.

TOPICS:

  • Why this book?
  • Why shouldn’t we just stop at the “Five Points of Calvinism” (T.U.L.I.P.)?
  • The importance of God’s law in the Christian’s life
  • Why the Regulative Principle of Worship matters
  • Why we shouldn’t be afraid to dive into Covenant Theology
  • + more

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New Book: ‘Going Beyond the Five Points: Pursuing a More Comprehensive Reformation’ feat. Barcellos, Waldron, Blackburn, R. Martin, Ventura, White

Out now as previously announced:

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Going Beyond the Five Points:
Pursuing a More Comprehensive Reformation

By Dr. Richard C. Barcellos,  Dr. Sam Waldron, Earl M. Blackburn,  Dr. Robert Martin

General Editor: Rob Ventura

[AMZ: $25/£16.34 SGCB: $17.50 RR: $17 | Kindle: $4.99/£3.23]

Description:

In recent years, a doctrinal shift has taken place among believers so great that even the secular press has taken notice. Christians across denominational lines are laying hold of the biblical truth of God’s electing love and saving grace in Christ, commonly called “Calvinism.” For many, this marks the beginning of a deeper study into the whole counsel of God in Scripture. A thirst to be thoroughly biblical in all areas of life is driving a more comprehensive present-day reformation beyond the famous “five points.” This book captures the voices of seasoned Reformed pastors graciously guiding and encouraging Christ’s beloved sheep to press on and to seek the “old paths, where the good way is” (Jer. 6:16). In this anthology you will be instructed concerning the abiding relevance of the Ten Commandments, God-centered worship, the masterful unfolding of God’s great plan of redemption through divine covenants, the identity, nature, and work of the church, and the help that confessions of faith lend to our grasp of God’s glorious Word.

Table of Contents:

Contributors

Editor’s Preface | Rob Ventura

Foreword | Dr. James White

Chapter 1 – The Ten Commandments and the Christian | Dr. Richard C. Barcellos

Chapter 2 – The Regulative Principle | Dr. Sam Waldron

Chapter 3 – Covenant Theology | Earl Blackburn

Chapter 4 – The Church | Earl Blackburn

Chapter 5 – The Legitimacy and Use of Confessions of Faith | Dr. Robert Paul Martin

Endorsements:

Fred MaloneThe rediscovery of “the doctrines of grace” among Baptists during the last sixty years has thrilled my heart! However, this welcome advance does not make a reformation. The further necessary questions of “what is the church?…how should we worship God?…what is Christ like living?…” stand before us still, begging for biblical reformation. Going Beyond the Five Points provides clear biblical direction for reforming churches today. Barcellous’ defense of the Ten Commandments for Christian living under grace is unassailable. Blackburn’s chapters on Covenant Theology and the doctrine of the church are indispensable to Baptist reformation. Waldron’s explanation of the Regulative Principle is greatly needed by Baptists to remind us of our foundational principle which needs renewed application to worship and government. Martin’s persuasive defense of why Baptists need confessions of faith today is irrefutable. To gather them together as Ventura has done provides a classic standard for further Baptist reformation today. Baptist pastors, students, and church members need to study this book to understand what it means to build biblical and Reformed Baptist churches today for the glory of Christ.

Dr. Fred A. Malone, Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Clinton, Louisiana


Pastor Jim SavastioGoing Beyond the Five Points is a wonderful pastoral resource to give to any brother or sister in Christ who has begun the journey of better understanding the doctrines of grace. If the Five Points are the appetizer for the hungry believer, these essays will provide a rich and satisfying main course to guide them in a deeper understanding of the truth.

Jim Savastio, Pastor of Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville, Kentucky


Jeremy WalkerSome truths lie close to the surface, others require more digging. In the substance of this book, you will profit from the groundbreaking labours of others, men who have begun to turn over the soil in order to expose the consequences and applications of a thorough embrace of God’s sovereign grace displayed in the salvation of his people, considered not just individually but together. Readers willing to put in the effort will find much to ponder and much from which to profit.

Jeremy Walker, Pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley, England

Details:

Print Length: 260 pages
Text-to-Speech: Enabled [Kindle]

Some thoughts on “voluntary condescension on God’s part” in the Confession & Contemporary Theology [Richard Barcellos]

Richard C. Barcellos:

1689 Confession“The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience to him as their creator, yet they could never have attained the reward of life but by some voluntary condescension on God’s part, which he hath been pleased to express by way of covenant.” (Second London Confession of Faith 7.1)

Dr. Richard Barcellos
Dr. Richard Barcellos

I want to offer some brief thoughts on this paragraph of our confession, concentrating on the words, “voluntary condescension on God’s part.” I have not always understood the fine nuances and precise doctrinal intent of this very important part of our confession. I hope this brief study helps readers understand what is and is not being asserted here. These words are also contained in the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) and are being used by some in our day in a manner of which I would like to offer some friendly push-back. Once I examine and explain the meaning of the words “voluntary condescension on God’s part,” I will interact with one contemporary theologian [K. Scott Oliphint] who uses them in a different way than I think intended by the confessional framers of the seventeenth century.

First, it is important to realize the context of this paragraph in the confession…

Second, it is important to understand how 7.2 relates to 7.1…

Third, the words “The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable creatures [cf. 4.2] do owe obedience to him as their creator” refer to what man as creature owes to God as Creator…

Fourth, the words “yet they could never have attained the reward of life but by some voluntary condescension on God’s part” means that “the reward of life” is not based on the Creator/creature relationship…

Fifth, the words “which he hath been pleased to express by way of covenant” tell us what God’s “voluntary condescension” refers to, which contains the promise of “the reward of life.”…

Read “Some thoughts on ‘voluntary condescension on God’s part’ in the Confession and Contemporary Theology”.

Richard Barcellos’ Journey in the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility + Recommended Resources for Studying the Doctrine

Dr. Richard Barcellos
Dr. Richard Barcellos

Richard Barcellos:

…in my journey in impassibility, there was a time when I was not equipped to understand the issues in such a manner as to be able to make my way through various discussions on a properly informed level. In other words, I found myself in over my head quite often, at first not even realizing it. At one time, I was sympathetic to what men like Rob Lister, Donald Macleod, and K. Scott Oliphint are now advocating. However, I do not think I was able to read those views with the proper lens of the historic Christian doctrine of God, which I think is the biblical view, and that which was assumed and confessed by the framers of our confession. What I once thought was somewhat of a contemporary side issue I now believe to be a front-and-center issue. Impassibility, in its classical and pre-critical/Enlightenment form, is what we confess…

I could not have articulated a consistent view of divine impassibility at that time. It took further study, careful reflection, reading, thinking, reformulating, interaction with others, etc. There was a time when it was easier for me to say what I did not believe than what I did believe about this issue.

Having said all that, I am not claiming one needs to obtain a Ph.D. in historical theology to understand the classical doctrine of divine impassibility. I am simply trying to communicate the fact that for me this has been a journey. I suspect it has been (and I hope will be) for others as well. I encourage all to take the time to study the right sources in order to understand what the classical doctrine is and is not asserting.

Read the rest of Dr. Barcello’s journey.

Here are the resources he recommends:

  1. arbca gaThe Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America commissioned its Theology Committee to provide a position paper on this issue, explaining the language and doctrinal intent of its confession (i.e., “without . . . passions”). You can download a copy of the paper here. This document advocates nothing new; it simply seeks to explicate what classical Christian theism taught and teaches on divine impassibility. [Our post on this]

  2. GodwoPassions_CoverFront_01062015 (1)The book edited by Pastor Samuel Renihan, God without Passions: a Reader, is extremely helpful. In this work you can read what Reformation and post-Reformation theologians said about divine impassibility. The Introduction by Sam is really helpful as well. You can order a copy here. [Our post on this]

  3. The Confessing Baptists interviewed Sam, discussing the book and the doctrine of divine impassibility here.

  4. Sam RenihanSermon Audio messages by Sam on divine impassibility can be found here. There were delivered to the church Sam pastors so they are very useful for all. [Our post on this]

  5. cam porter-02Pastor Cam Porter has a Sunday School lecture on divine impassibility here[Our post on this featuring the entire series]

  6. JIRBS 2014The Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies 2014 has an excellent article written by Dr. James Dolezal on divine impassibility. You can order a copy here[Our post on this]

  7. James DolezalThe Reformed Forum has an extensive discussion about divine impassibility with Dr. James Dolezal here. If you are like me, you will have to listen to this more than once. This is almost like a semester-long course on divine impassibility in less than two hours. [Our post on this]

  8. Pastor Jim ButlerThe Reformed Baptist Fellowship blog posted a brief, but very helpful, piece entitled, “A Brief Statement on Divine Impassibility,” written by Pastor Jim Butler. You can find it here[Our post on this]

 

Barcellos’ lecture “New Covenant Theology & the Law of God” with PowerPoint + Q&A [AUDIO] from the Greenville Seminary Spring Theology Conf. + more

March 10-12, 2015 was “The Law of God in a Lawless Age” Greenville Seminary’s Spring Theology Conference which took place in Simpsonville, SC.

GPTS Conf Law 2015

(Recall that we discussed this with Dr. Pipa here and here, as well as featured this audio interview with Richard Barcellos on “Knowing The Truth” Radio regarding New Covenant Theology and the Law and this conference.)

Below is the audio from Richard Barcellos’ lecture “New Covenant Theology & The Law of God: Views, Critiques, Proposals” [64 min. mp3]:

Here is the PowerPoint he prepared for the lecture but note that “The lecture does not follow the PowerPoint presentation due to various unforeseen factors.”:

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The Panel Discussion (Day 1) also featured Richard Barcellos with most of the questions directed towards him. Also on the panel was Jospeh Pipa and Tony Curto. Below is a timeline followed by the audio:

• 00:52 – 08:35  “In relation to the threefold division of the law, how should we understand the distinction of clean and unclean animals in Genesis 7 and what appears to be Levirate Marriage in Genesis 38?”

• 08:47 – 10:20 “Do you disagree with the Marrow Men and Fisher when they say that the substance of the Covenant of Works was Moral Law?”

• 10:44 – 13:45 “Did John Bunyan hold the Mosaic Covenant to be a republication of the Covenant of Works for eternal life?”

• 13:50 – 17:38  “Can you explain New Covenant [Theology’s] interpretation of Jeremiah 31:31ff and offer a critique?”

• 14:47 – 22:33 “Can you make a few comments about the use of the law to bring a Christian to Christ in the context of counseling…”

• 22:38 – 24:34 “What is the best and most succinct way to defend  Sabbath keeping for those who claim that since it is not a command repeated in the New Testament it is not applicable to Christians.”

• 24:43 – 28:28 “What key passages from the Apostolic practice of evangelism among the Gentiles demonstrate the Law’s role in Gospel work.”

• 28:36 – 31:48 “Given the denial of the three-fold division of the law by New Covenant Theology advocates what Biblical principles govern their understanding of the day of worship?”

• 31:56 – 42:00 “Would you open up more practically how one might open up the law… in terms of evangelism.”

Audio [mp3]:

You can find the rest of the conference audio [RSS] below:

Upcoming Book: ‘Going Beyond the Five Points: Pursuing a More Comprehensive Reformation’ feat. Barcellos, Waldron, Blackburn, R. Martin, Ventura, White

Expected to release May 15th, 2015 in  softback and e-book formats:

Going Beyond the Five Points

Going Beyond the Five Points:
Pursuing a More Comprehensive Reformation

By Dr. Richard C. Barcellos,  Dr. Sam Waldron, Earl M. Blackburn,  Dr. Robert Martin

General Editor: Rob Ventura

Back Cover Blurb:

In recent years, a doctrinal shift has taken place among believers so great that even the secular press has taken notice. Christians across denominational lines are laying hold of the biblical truth of God’s electing love and saving grace in Christ, commonly called “Calvinism.” For many, this marks the beginning of a deeper study into the whole counsel of God in Scripture. A thirst to be thoroughly biblical in all areas of life is driving a more comprehensive present-day reformation beyond the famous “five points.” This book captures the voices of seasoned Reformed pastors graciously guiding and encouraging Christ’s beloved sheep to press on and to seek the “old paths, where the good way is” (Jer. 6:16). In this anthology you will be instructed concerning the abiding relevance of the Ten Commandments, God-centered worship, the masterful unfolding of God’s great plan of redemption through divine covenants, the identity, nature, and work of the church, and the help that confessions of faith lend to our grasp of God’s glorious Word.

Table of Contents:

Contributors

Editor’s Preface | Rob Ventura

Foreword | Dr. James White

Chapter 1 – The Ten Commandments and the Christian | Dr. Richard C. Barcellos

Chapter 2 – The Regulative Principle | Dr. Sam Waldron

Chapter 3 – Covenant Theology | Earl Blackburn

Chapter 4 – The Church | Earl Blackburn

Chapter 5 – The Legitimacy and Use of Confessions of Faith | Dr. Robert Paul Martin

Endorsements:

Fred MaloneThe rediscovery of “the doctrines of grace” among Baptists during the last sixty years has thrilled my heart! However, this welcome advance does not make a reformation. The further necessary questions of “what is the church?…how should we worship God?…what is Christ like living?…” stand before us still, begging for biblical reformation. Going Beyond the Five Points provides clear biblical direction for reforming churches today. Barcellous’ defense of the Ten Commandments for Christian living under grace is unassailable. Blackburn’s chapters on Covenant Theology and the doctrine of the church are indispensable to Baptist reformation. Waldron’s explanation of the Regulative Principle is greatly needed by Baptists to remind us of our foundational principle which needs renewed application to worship and government. Martin’s persuasive defense of why Baptists need confessions of faith today is irrefutable. To gather them together as Ventura has done provides a classic standard for further Baptist reformation today. Baptist pastors, students, and church members need to study this book to understand what it means to build biblical and Reformed Baptist churches today for the glory of Christ.

Dr. Fred A. Malone, Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Clinton, Louisiana


 

Pastor Jim SavastioGoing Beyond the Five Points is a wonderful pastoral resource to give to any brother or sister in Christ who has begun the journey of better understanding the doctrines of grace. If the Five Points are the appetizer for the hungry believer, these essays will provide a rich and satisfying main course to guide them in a deeper understanding of the truth.

Jim Savastio, Pastor of Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville, Kentucky


 

Jeremy WalkerSome truths lie close to the surface, others require more digging. In the substance of this book, you will profit from the groundbreaking labours of others, men who have begun to turn over the soil in order to expose the consequences and applications of a thorough embrace of God’s sovereign grace displayed in the salvation of his people, considered not just individually but together. Readers willing to put in the effort will find much to ponder and much from which to profit.

Jeremy Walker, Pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley, England


 

UPDATE 12:30 PM CST:  Solid Ground Books is offering a 40% Pre-Pub discount until March 15th. No money will be charged until the books are in print.

‘John Owen & New Covenant Theology’ appendix from ‘Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ’ now online [HTML | PDF] by Richard Barcellos

Covenant Theology From Adam to ChristOne of the appendices from the book “Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ” [from RBAP] is now available to read online (though we have featured it before on our NCT page, it is now available in HTML and an easier to read PDF).

It is the appendix by Richard Barcellos, “John Owen and New Covenant Theology: Owen on the Old and New Covenants and the Functions of the Decalogue in Redemptive History in Historical and Contemporary Perspective.”

If one reads some of the difficult sections of Owen’s writings, either without understanding his comprehensive thought and in light of the theological world in which he wrote, or in a superficial manner, some statements can easily be taken to mean things they do not. When this is done, the result is that authors are misunderstood and sometimes, subsequent theological movements are aligned with major historical figures without substantial and objective warrant. Two such instances of this involve John Owen and New Covenant Theology (NCT).

John G Reisinger
John G Reisinger

John G. Reisinger claims that Owen viewed the Old Covenant as “a legal/works covenant.” He goes on and says:

“This covenant was conditional because it was a legal/works covenant that promised life and threatened death. Israel failed to earn the blessings promised in the covenant. But under the New Covenant, the Church becomes the Israel of God and all her members are kings and priests (a kingdom of priests). Christ, as our Surety (Heb. 7:22), has kept the Old Covenant for us and earned every blessing it promised.”

The reader of Owen’s treatise on the Old and New Covenants in his Hebrews commentary, however, will quickly realize that Reisinger’s comments above do not give the full picture of Owen’s position…

Tom Wells is one of the authors of the 2002 book New Covenant Theology
Tom Wells is one of the authors of the 2002 book New Covenant Theology

Another NCT advocate, Tom Wells, claims that John G. Reisinger “has adopted John Owen’s view of the Mosaic and New covenants, without adding Owen’s ‘creation ordinance’ view of the Sabbath.”14 Wells also claims that Owen held a mediating position on the relationship between the Mosaic and New Covenants and that Owen’s position is substantially that of Reisinger and hence, NCT…

Read the rest online [HTML] or in PDF format:

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Interview #79 – Phil Johnson w/ Rich Barcellos – Testimony, MacArthur, Impassibility, Spurgeon.org + more [Audio Podcast]

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Phil Johnson
Phil Johnson

On episode 79 of our interview podcast we break our rules again and  hand over the interviewee mic. Richard Barcellos interviews Phil Johnson and they get into a wide array of topics.

TOPICS:

  • His testimony
  • How he got connected with John MacArthur
  • How he came to believe the Doctrines of Grace?
  • His favorite authors
  • Criticism an politeness
  • The upcoming Shepherd’s Conference on Inerrancy
  • Why is the doctrine of Divine Impassibility important?
  • Van Til on Thomas Aquinas
  • About Spurgeon.org
  • + more

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Now on Kindle: ‘Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology’ [RBAP]

Recovering Covenantal Kindle

[ $9.99 | £6.63 ]

Description:

This book is offered with the intent to further the discussion on covenant theology among Baptists and paedobaptists. It in no way pretends to be a fully worked-out Baptist covenant theology. It contains essays by thirteen different authors who do not necessarily advocate the fine details of every contribution, something that is quite common with multiple-author works.

After the Preface and Introduction, the first main section is historical. It seeks to set a historical-theological context for the reader.

The second section of this work discusses various biblical issues related to covenant theology – the Abrahamic Covenant, the Old and New Covenants, Acts 2 and Colossians 2.

The third section of the book, though the shortest, seeks to put things together, though certainly not in any comprehensive sense.

It is my hope that this work will both challenge and instruct Baptist readers and introduce paedobaptists into part of the thought-world of Baptist covenant theology.

The Editor
Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.
Grace Reformed Baptist Church
Palmdale, CA

Details:

Print Length: 528 pages
Publisher: RBAP (February 3, 2015)
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Previous post on the book | Interview with the editor

2012 SoCal RB Pastors Conf AUDIO now online. Feat. Waldron, J. Renihan, & Barcellos

Audio from the first annual Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference is now online. The conference took place on October 29-31, 2012 at Christ Reformed Baptist Church in Vista, CA.

SCRBPC Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors Conference

The purpose of the SCRBPC is for the edification of confessional Reformed Baptist pastors and other interested men who are in the ministry or training for the ministry. The SCRBPC will function within the theological framework of the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (2nd LCF) and The Baptist Catechism (BC).

SCRBPC 2012 on SermonAudio [RSS]

Lecture 1: Theology: Its Sacred Character | Sam Waldron [mp3]:

Lecture 2: Theology: Its Definition, Presuppositions, and Division | Sam Waldron [mp3]:

Lecture 3: Systematic Theology: Its Idea, Relationships, and Organizational Method | Sam Waldron [mp3]:

Lecture 4: Systematic Theology: Its Legitimate Necessity | Sam Waldron [mp3]:

Lecture 5: An Exegetical Case Study in the Doxological Trajectory of the Canon Part 1 | Richard Barcellos [mp3]:

Lecture 6: An Exegetical Case Study in the Doxological Trajectory of the Canon Part 2 | Richard Barcellos [mp3]:

Lecture 7: Person and Place: Two Problems with Biblicism | James Renihan [mp3]:

Lecture 8: ‘Good and Necessary Consequence’ or ‘Necessarily Contained’ | James Renihan [mp3]:

Note:  Lectures from this conference were turned into the book Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference Papers, Volume I, 2012.
The Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference Papers 2012

March 10-12, 2015 “The Law of God in a Lawless Age” Greenville Seminary’s Spring Theology Conference feat. Barcellos + more in Simpsonville, SC.

Greenville SemGPTS:

Each year at Greenville Seminary’s Spring Theology Conference we have sought to address doctrinal and practical issues critical to the church. This year we are addressing the nature and role of the law of God.

The issue of the law of God is critical in the church today. What is the place of the Ten Commandments in church and society? More particularly, what is the role of the law in your life as a Christian? For the answer to these and other questions join us at this year’s conference.

GPTS Conf Law 2015

Topics & Speakers:

  • New Covenant Theology & The Law of God: Views, Critiques, Proposals | Dr. Richard Barcellos
  • No Gospel Without The Law | Dr. Tony Curto
  • What The Law Could Not Do (Rom. 8:3)*Dr. Ian Hamilton
  • Paul & The Law in Galatians 3 | Dr. Sidney Dyer
  • Antinomianism: The Golden White Devil | Dr. Mark Jones
  • The Principle of Equity & Counseling | Dr. George Scipione
  • Third Use of the Law*Dr. Joseph A. Pipa
  • Critique of Klinian Republication | Dr. Joseph A. Pipa
  • Robert Rollock & The Covenant of Works | Mr. Breno Macedo

* Tuesday and Wednesday evening lectures are open to the public and will be webcast live courtesy of Sermonaudio.com

Full schedule, registration, travel info,  and more can be found at the conference site.

Interview #75 – Richard Barcellos – Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology [Audio Podcast]

Recovering Covenantal Heritage

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Dr. Richard Barcellos
Dr. Richard Barcellos

On episode 75 of our interview podcast, we interview Richard Barcellos of Reformed Baptist Academic Press about their newest release Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology.

We get into questions such as:

  • What is the book all about?
  • Is it just “1689 Federalism”?
  • Do the 17th century baptism arguments hold water? :P
  • What is a paedobaptist like John Owen doing in this book!?
  • How is Acts 2:39 misused by paedobaptist?
  • + more

We previously had him on episode #55, 39, 21, 5, & 4.

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Out Now: ‘Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology’ [RBAP]

Recovering Covenantal Heritage

$27.29 | £22.98 ]

Per Richard Barcellos, RBAP should be getting their copies around the 10th and will be selling them for around $10 less.


Here is the Table of Contents: 

Preface – Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.

Introduction – James M. Renihan, Ph.D.

 

Historical

 1. A Brief Overview of Seventeenth-Century Reformed Orthodox Federalism – Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.

2. Covenant Theology in the First and Second London Confessions of Faith – James M. Renihan, Ph.D.

3. By Farther Steps: A Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist Covenant Theology – Pascal Denault, Th.M.

4. The Puritan Argument for the Immersion of Believers: How Seventeenth-Century Baptists Utilized the Regulative Principle of Worship – G. Stephen Weaver, Jr., Ph. D.

5. The Antipaedobaptism of John Tombes – Michael T. Renihan, Ph.D.

6. The Abrahamic Covenant in the Thought of John Tombes – Michael T. Renihan, Ph.D.

7. John Owen on the Mosaic Covenant – Thomas E. Hicks, Jr., Ph.D.

8. A ‘Novel’ Approach to Credobaptist and Paedobaptist Polemics – Jeffrey A. Massey

 

Biblical

 9. The Fatal Flaw of Infant Baptism: The Dichotomous Nature of the Abrahamic Covenant – Jeffrey D. Johnson

10. The Difference Between the Old and New Covenants: John Owen on Hebrews 8:6 –  John Owen

11. The Newness of the New Covenant (Part 1) – James R. White, Th.D.

12. The Newness of the New Covenant (Part 2) – James R. White, Th.D.

13. Acts 2:39 in its Context: An Exegetical Summary of Acts 2:39 and Paedobaptism (Part 1) – Jamin Hübner

14. Acts 2:39 in its Context: Case Studies in Paedobaptist Interpretations of Acts 2:39 (Part 2) – Jamin Hübner

15. An Exegetical Appraisal of Colossians 2:11-12 – Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.

 

Biblical-Theological

 16. Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology and Biblical Theology – Micah and Samuel Renihan

 

Scripture Index

Name and Subject Index

Samples: Preface |  Intro | Chapter 1 | Chapter 10

Paperback: 532 pages