glossary for Confessing the Impassible God

  Glossary of Technical Terms and Theological Phrases* accidental properties: An incidental or non-essential quality or characteristic of a substance. For example, the color of a human being’s hair is incidental; one’s hair color may undergo change without altering the essence or whatness of being human. accommodatio: The accommodation, adjustment, or condescension of God in […]

RBAP’s two books on divine impassibility…and one more coming

  RBAP currently has two books on divine impassibility, God without Passions: a Reader and God without Passions: a Primer. What is divine impassibility? Sam Renihan, in his newest book (God without Passions: a Primer), defines it as follows: “God does not experience emotional changes either from within or effected by his relationship to creation” […]

Mosaic Covenant, the Covenant of Works?

Mosaic Covenant, the Covenant of Works? However one views the Mosaic Covenant, it cannot be a republication of the Covenant of Works as it stood with Adam. This is so for at least two reasons: first, Adam was sinless; and second, Adam represented others. Israel was neither sinless nor representative of others. So if we […]

brief thoughts on Colossians 2:11-12…brief, I say

  11 and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; 12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised […]

RBAP’s latest title, God without Passions: a Reader, Edited by Samuel Renihan, Foreword by Carl R. Trueman

Buy the book here. from the foreword: In our own day, the battle for the Bible continues. Yet there is another debate which is also happening: that over the doctrine of God. This second debate, while less obviously significant for the church, is likely just as important in the long run. If history can be […]

Some thoughts on the three-fold division of the law

The Old Testament (as well as the New Testament) makes various distinctions between the Decalogue and other Mosaic laws. The Pentateuch differentiates between the Decalogue and other Mosaic laws in various ways: the Decalogue is considered as “the ten words” (Exod. 34:28; Deut. 4:13; 10:4), as written with the finger of God on stone tablets […]

Brief thoughts on Irenaeus and the Covenantal Structure of Redemptive History

Irenaeus (circa A.D. 130-200): Irenaeus is best known for his anti-Gnostic Against Heresies. The governing principle of his hermeneutic was the doctrine of recapitulation, according to Bray.[1] Inscripturated revelation was intended to take us back to what Adam had in the Garden. He viewed Christ as the new or last Adam who started the human […]

Preface to Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology

Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology can be purchased here. Preface   This book is offered with the intent to further the discussion on covenant theology among Baptists and paedobaptists. It in no way pretends to be a fully worked-out Baptist covenant theology. It contains essays by thirteen different authors who do […]

Last chapter of The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More than a Memory

Purchase here.   Chapter 6   Final Thoughts     In the first chapter of this study, it was noted that the specific focus of this book is to show how the Lord’s Supper is a means of grace and, therefore, more than a memory. I have argued that the Lord’s Supper is a means […]