sample of conclusion from “Getting the Garden Right: Adam’s Work and God’s Rest in Light of Christ”

  Here is part of the conclusion to Getting the Garden Right: Adam’s Work and God’s Rest in Light of Christ, coming soon from Founders Press. I will not recapitulate the arguments of the book in this conclusion. There are, however, some issues worth recalling in order to highlight their importance. Understanding the garden of […]

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 […]

God’s creational provision for the accounting of time in terms of days and years, including periodic festivals?

Copyright © 2016 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. God’s creational provision for the accounting of time in terms of days and years, including periodic festivals, argues for the seven-day week, and thus a Sabbath day for man as a creational ordinance   In a previous chapter mention was made of the days of creation […]

Symbols, Types, Vos, and the Sabbath

Symbols, Types, Vos, and the Sabbath Copyright © 2016 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.   It is necessary to distinguish between symbols and types.[1] A symbol portrays a fact or reality that presently exists. A type is prospective. Perhaps Geerhardus Vos’ discussion of the fourth commandment can help at this juncture.[2] In his Biblical […]

from a reader of The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology

    The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology contains a wealth of information that is wonderfully organized. The subtitle of this book is a complete and concise description of what is found within its pages. It skillfully explains the content of views held by Vos and Owen concerning redemptive history and the structure of […]

With this substantial contribution Dr. Barcellos has put both the academy and the pulpit deeply in his debt. ~ Sinclair B. Ferguson

  These were Sinclair Ferguson’s words after reading The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology. If you are interested in Reformed biblical theology and how it relates to the federalism (or covenant theology) of the post-Reformation era, this book is for you. It contains a brief history of biblical theology, Vos and Owen in historical-theological […]

50 more copies of The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace on their way

RBAP has ordered 50 more copies of The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More than a Memory. We hope to offer it at a special low price for a brief period in late February or early March so stay tuned!