Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference Papers, Volume I, 2012

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The chapters contained in this book are comprised of papers delivered at the first annual Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference (SCRBPC) in October of 2012. The papers were revised for publication. The purpose of the SCRBPC is for the edification of Reformed Baptist pastors and other interested persons. The conference functions within the theological framework of the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith and The Baptist Catechism. The conference was held at Christ Reformed Baptist Church, Vista, CA. The SCRBPC plans to meet each fall in a designated location in Southern California. Plans are already being made for the 2013 conference. Our scheduled key-note speaker is Dr. G. K. Beale. Our scheduled key-note speaker for 2014 is Dr. Carl R. Trueman. The guest speakers at each conference will be confessional Reformed Baptists. If you have any questions about the conference, send inquiries to rb@rbap.net.

The theme of the 2012 conference was The Importance of Theology in the Christian Ministry. The key-note speaker was Dr. Samuel E. Waldron. The first four chapters of this book are slightly revised editions of his four lectures on theological prolegomena. The conference also had two guest speakers–Drs. Richard C. Barcellos and James M. Renihan. Chapters five through eight are slightly revised editions of their lectures and are published in the order they were delivered. Because these chapters were delivered as papers at a conference, they were prepared as lectures. Readers may at times detect a lecture feel to what they are reading. The editor attempted to make the papers read more like manuscripts for publication, though he pretends no victory in such an attempt.

152 pages
Published 2012

Table of Contents

Preface ~ Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.

  1. Theology: Its Sacred Character ~ Samuel E. Waldron, Ph.D.
  2. Theology: Its Proper Definition, Necessary Presuppositions, and Scientific Divisions ~ Samuel E. Waldron, Ph.D.
  3. Systematic Theology: Its Specific Idea, Scientific Relationships, and Organizational Method ~ Samuel E. Waldron, Ph.D.
  4. Systematic Theology: Its Legitimate Necessity ~ Samuel E. Waldron, Ph.D.
  5. An Exegetical Case Study in the Doxological Trajectory of the Canon: Ephesians 1:8-10 in Light of its Immediate, Contextual Meaning and Redemptive-Historical and Canonical Context (Part 1) ~ Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.
  6. An Exegetical Case Study in the Doxological Trajectory of the Canon: Ephesians 1:8-10 in Light of its Immediate, Contextual Meaning and Redemptive-Historical and Canonical Context (Part 2) ~ Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.
  7.  Person and Place: Two Problems with Biblicism ~ James. M. Renihan, Ph.D.
  8.  ‘Good and Necessary Consequence’ or ‘Necessarily Contained’: Toward a Particular Baptist Method of Theology ~ James M. Renihan, Ph.D.

About the authors

Samuel E. Waldron, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology at the Midwest Center for Theological Studies. He has authored several books, including A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, The End Times Made Simple, To Be Continued, and MacArthur’s Millennial Manifesto (RBAP).

Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D., is pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale, CA, and author of In Defense of the Decalogue: A Critique of New Covenant Theology, The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology (RBAP), Better than the Beginning: Creation in Biblical Perspective (RBAP), and The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More than a Memory (forthcoming from Christian Focus Publications).

James M. Renihan, Ph.D., is an elder at Christ Reformed Baptist Church, Vista, CA, and Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, CA. He has authored Edification and Beauty: The Practical Ecclesiology of the English Particular Baptists, 1675-1705 and edited True Confessions: Baptist Documents in the Reformed Family (RBAP) and Daily Treasure: 366 Daily Readings from the Treasury of David.