Note: As we prepare to examine this text, I just want to point out that there is some legitimate disagreement as to whether or not Jesus is still speaking in verse 16. Although red letter editions of the Bible typically continue with red print through verse 21, I think it highly likely that the Apostle John … Continue reading God’s Great and Gracious Love – John 3:16 Part 1 (Teaching Outline)
Discover the covenantal heritage of the 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith. In a previous post, I recommended the 1689 Federalism website as a good place to start if you want to get a good introduction to Reformed Baptist theology. The site focuses on the Biblical basis for and the distinctiveness of Reformed Baptist Federalism, also known … Continue reading A Couple of Helpful Videos From the 1689 Federalism Website
The Particular Voices blog recently posted a brief article entitled A Few Thoughts for Consideration in the Modern Republication Debate. The article offers for Presbyterians a summary of points in favor and against the notion that the Mosaic Covenant is a republication of the Covenant of Works. Here is the primary portion of the post for your consideration. These … Continue reading "A Few Thoughts for Consideration in the Modern Republication Debate"
In this post I thought I would list some helpful and interesting articles on the Doctrine of Two Kingdoms, or Two Kingdom Theology. This is a doctrine that I believe reflects a proper understanding of Scripture. In various forms it was held by Augustine and then later by Reformers such as Martin Luther and John Calvin, and … Continue reading Interesting Articles on the Doctrine of Two Kingdoms
Dr. Adam Harwood, the Associate Chair of Theology and the McFarland Chair of Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary located in New Orleans, Louisiana, recently delivered a sermon at Truett-McConnell College, in which he directly challenged specific points of Calvinistic theology. In this sermon, it is my view that Dr. Harwood demonstrates -- to put … Continue reading James White Responds to Adam Harwood’s Challenge to Reformed Theology
Would it not be nice if it really were a sin to pay taxes? I get discouraged, very discouraged, when I think that a third of my paycheck goes to Uncle Sam. Nevertheless, the Bible says something along the lines as, “render to Uncle Sam what is Uncle Sam’s.” So paying taxes, sadly, is not … Continue reading Giving Uncle Sam His Due
Stuart Brogden has made freely available a fairly extensive library of works pertinent to Reformed Baptists. He describes his website as the "Home of the Semper Reformanda Baptist Library, a free tool intended to encourage and equip my fellow Baptists to stand firm and dig into our rich history and theology, while never growing weary of … Continue reading Free "Reformed Baptist Library"
//player.vimeo.com/video/77637785?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 The above video describes From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective. Here is a description of the book from the Westminster Bookstore website, where it is currently available at a significant discount (45% off): Includes contributions from Michael A. G. Haykin, Paul Helm, Lee Gatiss, Carl … Continue reading A Good Deal on "From Heaven He Came and Sought Her"
If you are still looking for a good Christmas gift, consider starting someone out on the Journey series of theological novels by Dr. Richard Belcher. In this series Dr. Belcher has sought to combine teaching theology with the ongoing story of a man's life, beginning with his first encounter with Calvinism in Bible college and … Continue reading Journey Books Make Great Christmas Gifts
In case our blog's readers haven't noticed yet, over at the 1689 Federalism website, on their books page, is a sign up form to be notified when the forthcoming book, Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology, is published. It promises to be an important work from a collection of excellent Reformed Baptist … Continue reading Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology