The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Biblical & Covenant Theology by Jeff Johnson

The blog's readers may well remember that I once recommended Jeff Johnson's book The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism as the best I have read on the subject. I also described it as a very helpful book in understanding Covenant Theology from a Reformed Baptist perspective. Now, however, Jeff Johnson has written … Continue reading The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Biblical & Covenant Theology by Jeff Johnson

Download Louis Berkhof’s Systematic Theology For Free

The folks at BiblicalTraining.org have made available a free online version of Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof here. It is available in PDF or ePub format, or you can read it online by section. This was the textbook for my basic theology courses when I attended Covenant Theological Seminary, and I highly recommend it. If … Continue reading Download Louis Berkhof’s Systematic Theology For Free

Jeff Johnson and Michael Horton Debate Covenant Theology

This video contains the audio of the debate between Jeff Johnson (author of The Fatal Flaw and a valued contributor to this blog) and Michael Horton concerning the Credobaptist versus the Paedobaptist view of Covenant Theology. The debate took place at the 2012 Semper Reformanda Conference at Grace Family Baptist Church. It is a very … Continue reading Jeff Johnson and Michael Horton Debate Covenant Theology

James White Interacts With N.T. Wright on Justification

The above video contains a recent moderated radio discussion between James White and N.T. Wright concerning the Scriptural doctrine of justification. As always, James White does a good job of being fair and direct -- and above all Scriptural -- in discussing this important issue, which is at the heart of the debate over the … Continue reading James White Interacts With N.T. Wright on Justification

Free Online Puritan Library

If you want to read many Puritan authors, there is a free online Puritan Library that contains a large selection of Puritan writings, along with links to sites devoted to Puritan authors and writings. The list of authors includes: Richard Sibbes, John Owen, Thomas Watson, Thomas Brooks, Thomas Boston, John Bunyan, John Flavel, Jonathan Edwards, … Continue reading Free Online Puritan Library

Jeremiah 31:31-34 Confronts Two Current Errors About Church and Family

Before we consider the two errors I have in mind, it is appropriate first to briefly consider the meaning of the Jeremiah text, in which God promised through the prophet Jeremiah that He would one day establish a New Covenant with His people, a promise which found its fulfillment in Jesus Christ: NKJ Jeremiah 31:31-32 “Behold, the days … Continue reading Jeremiah 31:31-34 Confronts Two Current Errors About Church and Family

Brandon Adams’ Helpful Outline of John Owen on Hebrews 8:6-13

Recently, as a reslut of reading The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism by Jeffrey D. Johnson, I have become more interested in studying the idea that the Mosaic Covenant was in some sense a republication of the Covenant of Works. And I have become especially interested in reading more from John Owen … Continue reading Brandon Adams’ Helpful Outline of John Owen on Hebrews 8:6-13

The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism

Longtime readers of the blog may recall a previous post entitled The Three Best Books in Defense of Believer's Baptism. Well, now The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism by Jeffrey D. Johnson will top that list. In fact, together with Fred Malone's book The Baptism of Disciples Alone: A Covenantal Argument for Credobaptism Versus … Continue reading The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism

Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology

I would like to recommend two resources to the blog's readers for help in seeking to understand Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology. First, I would like to recommend reading Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ, edited by Ronald D. Miller, James M. Renihan, and Francisco Orozco and published by Reformed Baptist Academic Press. It focuses especially … Continue reading Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology

Debate on Baptism: For Infants or Believers Only?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoVXoH585gw This baptism debate between James White and Bill Shishko is a good example of what fair, honest, respectful, and scholarly debate between two Reformed men ought to look like. White argues that "Baptism is ONLY for those who have personally repented & believed in Christ," while Shishko argues that ""Baptism is NOT only for … Continue reading Debate on Baptism: For Infants or Believers Only?