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

  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 Eden is important in order to understand the Bible correctly. It sets the context for understanding man’s identity and vocation, the Creator’s rest as it […]

To take exception to the Confession’s doctrine of the Christian Sabbath is no minor thing.

  To take exception to the Confession’s doctrine of the Christian Sabbath is no minor thing. It ends up tinkering with the theological symmetry of the whole. Denying the formulation of 22.7 necessarily affects other doctrinal formulations within the Confession. Philip S. Ross, while discussing taking exception to the Sabbath by adherents to the WCF, […]

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 […]

Doctrinal Assumptions and Technical Terms of the Confession on the Sabbath, 22.7

The Doctrinal Assumptions and Technical Terms of 2LCF 22.7 Copyright © 2016 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.   The Second London Confession of Faith 22.7 reads:   As it is the law of nature, that in general a proportion of time, by God’s appointment, be set apart for the worship of God, so by […]