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, “. […]

A Brief History of the Translation of Ephesians 4:12, R. Barcellos

  This is taken from the Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies 2016.   There have been changes in translations and different interpretations offered on Ephesians 4:12 in the last 100 years or so differing from the position held prior to the twentieth century. We will not seek to answer the question of […]

the Christological view of Heb. 4:9-10 and hymnody

  Just as God entered his rest on the seventh day at creation, thus becoming the Sabbath day by positive example (and a pledge of glory to come), so Christ entered his rest on the first day, the day he rose from the dead, the day his new-creative/redemptive work was accomplished, thus becoming the Sabbath […]

“One God in Three Persons: Unity of Essence, Distinction of Persons, Implications for Life,” A Review Article by Stefan T. Lindblad

  conclusion to “UNITY AND DISTINCTION—One God in Three Persons: Unity of Essence, Distinction of Persons, Implications for Life,” A Review Article by Stefan T. Lindblad, coming soon in Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies 2016 If mystery is the lifeblood of dogmatics, as Herman Bavinck suggested, the pre-eminent mystery of dogmatics—the mystery […]

Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies 2016

  THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: Its Reasons, Duration and Goal, and Practical Effects (Ephesians 4:11-16), with Special Emphasis on verse 12 Richard C. Barcellos   BRING THEM TO THE WORD, NOT THE WATER: Pastoral Instructions for Fathers in the First and Second Century Church Ryan Davidson   THE COVENANTAL THEOLOGY OF JOHN SPILSBERY Matthew […]

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, […]

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 […]

Preview of an article on Eph. 4:12 to appear in the Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, 2016

  Preview of an article to appear in the Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, 2016, Introduction and Conclusion   THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: Its Reasons, Duration and Goal, and Practical Effects (Ephesians 4:11-16), with Special Emphasis on verse 12 Richard C. Barcellos   Introduction   for the perfecting of the […]