John Daille on Colossians 1:20

  John Daille (1594-1670) on Colossians 1:20   John Daille was a French Huguenot minister and commentator. His sermons on Colossians were first published in 1648. In his discussion on Colossians 1:20, seeking to explain its connection with verse 19, Daille says:   This [i.e., v. 20] is the great master-piece of the good pleasure […]

Four principles of older hermeneutics

  #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)

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, “. […]

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 […]

Conclusion to The Covenant of Works, #3 in the series Recovering our Confessional Heritage, coming soon from IRBS/RBAP

    5. Conclusion     Moses, writing after the historical acts of creation, utilizes the covenantal name of God, Yahweh, while discussing Adam’s Edenic vocation (Gen. 2:4ff.). Isaiah utilizes concepts that started with Adam to explain the universal guilt of man, while using the word “covenant” (Isa. 25:5-6). Hosea, looking back upon previous written […]