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 […]

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 […]

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 […]