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 […]

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 […]

Brief thoughts on “some men and Angels . . . to Eternal Life, through Jesus Christ,” versions of the 2LCF, and Scripture proofs

  The 1677 facsimile edition of our Confession cites two Scripture addresses that are of interest to our study.[1] Here is the text as it occurred in 1677: “By the decree of God for the manifestation of his glory (g) some men and Angels, are predestinated, or fore-ordained to Eternal Life, through Jesus Christ . […]

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 […]

Ronald S. Baines, “The Preaching of the Word of God is the Word of God” – Part II

PRAEDICATIO VERBI DEI EST VERBUM DEI: “The Preaching of the Word of God is the Word of God” — Heinrich Bullinger and The Second Helvetic Confession Ronald Baines*   Part I is here.   This post is taken from Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, 2015: 30-42. It is used with permission. RBAP, […]

Jesus and the Sabbath – Matthew 12:1-14

  Jesus and the Sabbath – Matthew 12:1-14   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.     At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on […]

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 […]

Drs. Fesko and Goligher endorse “The Covenant of Works: Its Confessional and Scriptural Basis”

  A proper understanding of Adam’s state in the garden is fundamental to a coherent doctrine of salvation, which is why this little book on the covenant of works is so important. Richard Barcellos mines the riches of the Reformed Baptist theology and explains the covenant of works with exegetical fidelity and theological clarity. Anyone […]

Brief thoughts on the central figure of both testaments, Richard C. Barcellos

  The New Testament writers were men of the Book (i.e., our Old Testament). Though they wrote as those “moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Pet. 1:21) as the writers of the Old Testament did, they wrote with the completed canon of the Old Testament as their revelatory-inscripturated assumption; and they did not write what […]