But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Apologetic Report - Particular Voices

I spend my days among the dead, the ancient and the old,

I haunt the halls of history, the dusty and the cold.

The pages cannot speak to me, the paper has no face,

The letters cannot laugh with me, the ink gives no embrace.

And yet I love discovery, I live in days gone by,

I love the who, what, where,...

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 06:00

Testamentary Priorities

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In the seventeenth century, when people prepared their wills they normally paid someone to write them down, normally a scrivener or notary public. Once written, the testator would sign their name (or make their mark) and add their wax seal. Scriveners often used the same template for the wills they...

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Saturday, 15 October 2016 16:06

Sleep in Jesus

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I came across a beautiful hymn/poem today. You will enjoy it.

Sleep in Jesus

Attributed to JC In Anon, A Collection of Divine Hymns, 1694 Also attributed to John Mason (who was an editor of the above work, I believe) here: https://archive.org/stream/lyracons00bona#page/88/mode/2up/search/una...

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Tuesday, 05 July 2016 07:00

Confessional Orthodoxy and Evangelical Union

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Evangelicalism has often been criticized for its lack of creeds and confessions. Yet there has been a consistent assumption, and perhaps assertion, that since evangelicals share a common subjective commitment to the Bible they must share a common commitment to the objective deposit of doctrine and the pattern of sound words in the Bible.

In the...

Thursday, 05 May 2016 09:59

Nehemiah Coxe (d. 5 May 1689)

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On 2 May 1689, Nehemiah Coxe wrote his will and set his final affairs in order. Three days later, he died of an unknown illness. He was buried in Bunhill fields (quite close to John Owen’s grave) in his in-laws’ vault, joining his son, Edmund, who had been buried there the year before. He left behind a wife, Margaret, and a...

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:50

The Marrow of Modern John Owen Debates

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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:35

Genesis 12 in Nehemiah Coxe’s Covenant Theology

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In 2005, RBAP modernized and republished Nehemiah Coxe’s 1681 work on covenant theology. This reprint has been very helpful for many as they have studied covenant theology, whether from a systematic standpoint or simply for historical-theological research. One of its strengths is the modern updating of language and style so that it can...

Friday, 25 March 2016 10:02

The Victory of Christ over Satan

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Colossians 2:13-15

Hallelujah, what a Savior!

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Friday, 26 February 2016 16:39

Updated Resources Page

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On this page I keep a collection of all known copies of Particular Baptist literature that are publicly available. These are few in number. Most of the Particular Baptists’ books are available through Early English Books Online, but this requires access to an institution with a paid subscription to the EEBO database. One might think...

Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:43

“If Christ be so rich, then trust to Christ”

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Thomas Brooks says,

From “The Unsearchable Riches of Christ” (1657)....

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Friday, 25 December 2015 07:00

Merry Christmas, from Hercules Collins

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Some excerpts from Hercules Collins’ “The Marrow of Gospel History.”

(The picture is from Edward Fisher’s “The Feast of Feasts.”)...

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Thursday, 17 December 2015 14:20

What is your only comfort in life and death?

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Monday, 14 December 2015 07:00

The Westminster Assembly Debates Credopaedobaptism

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In the seventeenth-century polemics of paedobaptism and credobaptism, one of the common arguments asserted by the English Particular Baptists was that their paedobaptist brothers agreed that a profession of faith was a necessary prerequisite for baptism. To make their point, Particular Baptists like Andrew Ritor, Benjamin Coxe, William...