J. V. Fesko, “On the Antiquity of Biblical Theology”

taken from lecture notes by Richard Barcellos   EXCURSUS 1: J. V. Fesko, “On the Antiquity of Biblical Theology”[1]   In J. V. Fesko’s contribution to a book in honor of Richard B. Gaffin, he addresses an important issue – the antiquity of biblical theology. He readily acknowledges that there are some who think biblical […]

The Sabbath as ‘Transhistorical and Eschatological Paradigm’

  Geerhardus Vos: The Sabbath as ‘Transhistorical and Eschatological Paradigm’ Taken from The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology, 206-07     Probably the greatest reason why Vos gives so much attention to the fourth commandment is due to its eschatological function. Dennison comments, “…the fourth precept is an idealizing of a transhistorical and eschatological […]

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  Better than the Beginning: Creation in Biblical Perspective by Richard C. Barcellos   By Common Confession: Essays in Honor of James M. Renihan   Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ by Nehemiah Coxe and John Owen   Faith and Life for Baptists: The Documents of the London Particular Baptist General Assemblies, 1689-1694   Journal […]

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 […]

Israel’s temple a replica of the original creation?

  Israel’s temple was a replica of the original creation.[1] Psalm 78:69 indicates this. It says, “And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has founded forever.” Beale comments:   The psalmist is saying that, in some way, God designed Israel’s earthly temple to be comparable to the heavens and […]

Genesis 3:15 in 2LCF 20.1

1. The covenant of works being broken by sin, and made unprofitable unto life, God was pleased to give forth the promise of Christ, the seed of the woman, as the means of calling the elect, and begetting in them faith and repentance (Gen. 3:15); in this promise the gospel, as to the substance of […]

review of Better than the Beginning by Intelmin Apologetics

“Better Than the Beginning by Richard Barcellos is an excellent book on the subject of creation and how that issue weaves its way throughout Scripture. I highly recommend it for scholars and layman alike.” Read the whole review here.

Chapter 11 of Better than the Beginning, The Sabbath Rest of Creation (II): Creation’s coronation and goal

Here is chapter 11 of Better than the Beginning: Creation in Biblical Perspective.   Chapter 11   The Sabbath Rest of Creation (II): Creation’s coronation and goal     1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. 2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, […]