Endorsements for “Getting the Garden Right,” coming soon from Founders Press

  Nothing shapes how we interpret and apply the Bible as much as our understanding of covenant. Richard Barcellos offers us a helpful blend of biblical exegesis and theological reflection on the implications of covenant theology for God’s relationship with Adam and for the Lord’s Day. Though this book’s discussion is framed by debates among […]

Dr. Fred Malone endorses Getting the Garden Right, coming soon from Founders Press

  If exegesis is the queen of our biblically-birthed theology and practice, then biblically-formed hermeneutics is the king. There is a crisis in biblical hermeneutics today, both of ignorance and consistent application, which hinders agreement and unity among all evangelicals, but especially among reforming Baptists. What is needed is a clear voice to explain sound […]

Introduction to “Getting the Garden Right: Adam’s Work and God’s Rest in Light of Christ,” from Founders Press

  you can purchase the book here   Introduction     This book, in one sense, concentrates on hermeneutics and theological method. I contend that New Covenant Theology (NCT) gets the covenant of works and the Sabbath wrong because it gets the garden of Eden wrong, and it gets the garden of Eden wrong because […]

sample of conclusion from “Getting the Garden Right: Adam’s Work and God’s Rest in Light of Christ”

  Here is part of the conclusion to Getting the Garden Right: Adam’s Work and God’s Rest in Light of Christ, coming soon from Founders Press. I will not recapitulate the arguments of the book in this conclusion. There are, however, some issues worth recalling in order to highlight their importance. Understanding the garden of […]

sample of review article for JIRBS ’17 – “The Majesty of Mystery”

The Majesty of Mystery: Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God, A Review Article Cameron G. Porter*     The modern theological landscape is such that most people in the pews, and many preachers in their pulpits, could not articulate what divine incomprehensibility is, nor could they comment on the historical significance of the doctrine […]

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 […]

Christ is our Sabbath?

  The Sabbath is not a person but ultimately points to a condition of existence for man, the eternal state. Our Lord takes us to that condition, that state of existence, but is himself not that state of existence though he has entered it via his resurrection. Just as the sacrificial system points, not absolutely […]

Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son and Divine Impassibility

  The Doctrine of the Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son of God and the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility taken from Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility, 210-23, Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.   Prior to entering a formal discussion dealing with the incarnation, the […]

Genesis 3:15—Arguments for the Messianic View

  Why should this verse be understood as containing a promise of the future and what are the rudiments of the promise? Let me list the reasons for taking this as a promise of the future first, then we will examine each in order under the appropriate headings below. When we do so, the rudiments […]

Matthew Poole’s commentary on Colossians 1:20

  Matthew Poole (1624-1679) on Colossians 1:20   Matthew Poole died after finishing his commentary on Isaiah but others, utilizing and relying heavily upon his Synopsis Criticorum, completed Jeremiah through Revelation. Poole’s Synopsis, as described in a footnote to the Banner of Truth addition of his commentary, is   a massive work in five folio […]