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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 […]

Four principles of older hermeneutics: #4 The Scope of the Scriptures (Scopus Scripturae)

  #1 The Holy Spirit is the Only Infallible Interpreter of Holy Scripture.   #2 The Analogy of the Scriptures (Analogia Scripturae)   #3 The Analogy of Faith (Analogia Fidei)   #4 The Scope of the Scriptures (Scopus Scripturae)   Terms such as Christ-centered and Christocentric are used often in our day. But what do […]

Four principles of older hermeneutics: #3 The Analogy of Faith (Analogia Fidei)

  #1 The Holy Spirit is the Only Infallible Interpreter of Holy Scripture.   #2 The Analogy of the Scriptures (Analogia Scripturae)   #3 The Analogy of Faith (Analogia Fidei)   Muller defines analogia fidei as follows:   the use of a general sense of the meaning of Scripture, constructed from the clear or unambiguous […]

Four principles of older hermeneutics: #2 The Analogy of the Scriptures (Analogia Scripturae)

  #1 The Holy Spirit is the Only Infallible Interpreter of Holy Scripture.   #2 The Analogy of the Scriptures (Analogia Scripturae)   Here is Richard A. Muller’s definition of analogia Scripturae: “the interpretation of unclear, difficult, or ambiguous passages of Scripture by comparison with clear and unambiguous passages that refer to the same teaching […]

Four principles of older hermeneutics: #1 The Holy Spirit is the Only Infallible Interpreter of Holy Scripture.

  #1 The Holy Spirit is the Only Infallible Interpreter of Holy Scripture.   As an example of this principle, John Owen says, “The only unique, public, authentic, and infallible interpreter of Scripture is none other than the Author of Scripture Himself . . . that is, God the Holy Spirit.”[1] Nehemiah Coxe says, “. […]

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 […]

Some thoughts on the remaining sabbatismos for the people of God (Heb. 4:9)

    Some thoughts on the remaining sabbatismos for the people of God (Heb. 4:9) taken from my forthcoming book by Founders Press, Getting the Garden Wrong: A Critique of New Covenant Theology on the Covenant of Works and the Sabbath Copyright © 2016 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.   That which “remains” is […]

The Faith and Hope of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, and Moses

Copyright © 2016 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.   Let’s think theologically about the early post-lapsarian history of man, asking a few questions that, I think, warrant asking and answering. After the fall into sin, and before the account of Abraham was written, there are some persons (and their actions) that were accepted by […]

A Proleptic Rest in Genesis 2?

  A Proleptic Rest in Genesis 2? Copyright © 2016 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.   Some have understood the Creator’s rest as establishing a pattern for man to follow, but not revealed as such until much later in man’s history (Exod. 16 and 20). This view is not new. In the early seventeenth […]