video of presentation of book in honor of Dr. James M. Renihan

  At the Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference ’15, Pastor Ron Baines presented a book, By Common Confession: Essays in Honor of James M. Renihan, to Dr. Renihan. You can view the presentation here. Here is a link to the table of contents for the book. The Preface to the book is below.   […]

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 […]

By Common Confession: Essays in Honor of James M. Renihan (table of contents) now available from RBAP

    Here is the video of the book presentation. You can purchase the book here. Contents Preface……….11 The Publisher Introduction: A Biographical Sketch of James M. Renihan……….13 The Editors Historical Theology 1. Chaucer, the Medieval Nominalist Doctrine of Justification, and the Reformation……….17 J. V. Fesko, Ph.D. 2. The Abrahamic Covenant in the Thought of […]

from a reader of The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology

    The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology contains a wealth of information that is wonderfully organized. The subtitle of this book is a complete and concise description of what is found within its pages. It skillfully explains the content of views held by Vos and Owen concerning redemptive history and the structure of […]

How the Doctrine of the Covenant of Works was Formulated

  How the Doctrine of the Covenant of Works was Formulated   In this brief post, I will concentrate on how the doctrine of the covenant of works was formulated in the seventeenth century. I believe the doctrine predates the seventeenth century, going all the way back to Moses. I will concentrate on the method […]

With this substantial contribution Dr. Barcellos has put both the academy and the pulpit deeply in his debt. ~ Sinclair B. Ferguson

  These were Sinclair Ferguson’s words after reading The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology. If you are interested in Reformed biblical theology and how it relates to the federalism (or covenant theology) of the post-Reformation era, this book is for you. It contains a brief history of biblical theology, Vos and Owen in historical-theological […]

The scope of Scripture (scopus Scripturae)

  The scope of Scripture (scopus Scripturae) Scope, in this sense, refers to the center or target of the entire canonical revelation; it is that to which the entire Bible points. And whatever that is, it must condition our interpretation of any and every part of Scripture. For the covenant theologians of the seventeenth century, […]

A Typical Objection to the Covenant of Works

A Typical Objection to the Covenant of Works Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. Many have denied the covenant of works for various reasons. For the sake of space, I want to deal with one typical objection. 1. The objection stated Probably the most obvious objection, and a very common one, is […]

Some Thoughts on the Doctrine of the Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son of God, from ch. 7 of Confessing the Impassible God

Some Thoughts on the Doctrine of the Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son of God Taken, and slightly adapted from, Confessing the Impassible God, chapter 7, “THE NEW TESTAMENT ON THE DOCTRINE OF DIVINE IMPASSIBILITY: (II) Creation, the Incarnation and Sufferings of Christ, and Conclusion.” Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. It […]

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