To take exception to the Confession’s doctrine of the Christian Sabbath is no minor thing.

  To take exception to the Confession’s doctrine of the Christian Sabbath is no minor thing. It ends up tinkering with the theological symmetry of the whole. Denying the formulation of 22.7 necessarily affects other doctrinal formulations within the Confession. Philip S. Ross, while discussing taking exception to the Sabbath by adherents to the WCF, […]

table of contents for Getting the Garden Wrong: A Critique of New Covenant Theology on the Covenant of Works and the Sabbath

  Here is the table of contents for Getting the Garden Wrong: A Critique of New Covenant Theology on the Covenant of Works and the Sabbath, Richard C. Barcellos, coming soon from Founders Press.     Table of Contents   Preface   Introduction What is New Covenant Theology? The Importance of Hermeneutics in Theological Formulation […]

Brief thoughts on “some men and Angels . . . to Eternal Life, through Jesus Christ,” versions of the 2LCF, and Scripture proofs

  The 1677 facsimile edition of our Confession cites two Scripture addresses that are of interest to our study.[1] Here is the text as it occurred in 1677: “By the decree of God for the manifestation of his glory (g) some men and Angels, are predestinated, or fore-ordained to Eternal Life, through Jesus Christ . […]

The Implications of the Christological view of Hebrews 4:9-10

  First, there is a present Sabbath rest, a Sabbath-keeping, for the people of God under the inaugurated new covenant. This is what the Old Testament prophesied and what the Gospel accounts lead us to expect. Second, the present Sabbath rest is for the people of God to enter into and remain in. This is […]

Ronald S. Baines, “The Preaching of the Word of God is the Word of God” (I)

    PRAEDICATIO VERBI DEI EST VERBUM DEI: “The Preaching of the Word of God is the Word of God” — Heinrich Bullinger and The Second Helvetic Confession[1] Ronald Baines*   This post is taken from Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, 2015: 25-30. It is used with permission. RBAP, Copyright © 2015. […]

Drs. Fesko and Goligher endorse “The Covenant of Works: Its Confessional and Scriptural Basis”

  A proper understanding of Adam’s state in the garden is fundamental to a coherent doctrine of salvation, which is why this little book on the covenant of works is so important. Richard Barcellos mines the riches of the Reformed Baptist theology and explains the covenant of works with exegetical fidelity and theological clarity. Anyone […]

new series of small books coming from IRBS printed by RBAP – Recovering our Confessional Heritage

  Series Preface   The purpose of the series Recovering our Confessional Heritage is to address issues related to the Second London Confession of Faith of 1677/89 (2LCF). This centuries-old Confession is widely recognized as the most important Confession of Faith in Baptist history. First published in England in 1677, it became the standard for […]