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

RBAP News - Apologetic Report

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This is from The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More than a Memory.

I use the terms “sacrament” and “ordinance” interchangeably. Though the 2ndLCF uses the term “ordinance,” English Particular Baptists in the seventeenth century also used the term...

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 16:59

WHAT IS A CONFESSION OF FAITH?

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Richard C. Barcellos

It is important to remind ourselves that the Second London Confession of Faith (2LCF) is a confession of faith. It contains, in summary form, what subscribers to it believe the totality of the Bible teaches on given subjects. The...

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 16:22

Voluntary condescension on God’s part?

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Richard C. Barcellos

The Second London Confession of Faith (2LCF) at 7.1 reads:

1._____ The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience to him as their creator, yet they could...

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 06:35

Journal of IRBS Theological Seminary 2019, coming this fall

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THE SUPERIORITY OF PRE-CRITICAL METAPHYSICS: Why We Need to Recover Christian Platonism

            Craig A. Carter

“A SABBATH REST FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD”: An Exegetical Study of Hebrews 4:9-10

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Is it consistent with God’s being to claim some sort of change in God due to creation? Does creation bring with it a manner of difference in God’s existence? Does God add anything to himself in order to create and manifest himself to creatures? A statement made by Ames (quoted in the...

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 09:03

New RBAP title coming “soon”

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Green Pastures: A Primer on the Ordinary Means of Grace J. Ryan Davidson*

This book, written for the person in the pew, is a helpful guide to understanding the ordinary means of grace. The book seeks to make the confessional position clear and to demonstrate it through the pages of the...

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 23:59

Is biblical theology older than many think?

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Richard C. Barcellos

In J. V. Fesko’s contribution to a book in honor of Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., he addresses an important issue—the antiquity of biblical theology. He acknowledges that there are some who think biblical theology...

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Monday, 07 January 2019 15:12

Exodus 16 and the Sabbath

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Exodus 16 and the Sabbath

Richard C. Barcellos

Exodus 16 is an important passage in this discussion because it is the first time in the Old Testament the word Sabbath is used (Exod. 16:23) and also due to the specific redemptive-historical context in which this Sabbath occurs (i.e.,...

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 14:15

a piece interacting with Frame and Oliphint

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What is Driving these Proposals?

It appears that both Frame and Oliphint are attempting the same thing. They are trying to account for divine immanence with creatures, given divine transcendence. To do this, they both posit some sort of divine change, that God relates himself to...

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You can purchase the book here.

Here are the book’s endorsements:

 

We are all in debt to Dr. Waldron for this careful and thorough refutation of John MacArthur’s quixotic attempt to wed Calvinism with a form of dispensational premillennialism. With charity, this book exposes the...

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Friday, 30 November 2018 00:49

Journal of IRBS Theological Seminary, 2018 coming soon

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Journal of IRBS Theological Seminary, 2018

Dr. James M. Renihan, Editor

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The Journal of IRBS Theological Seminary is published to explain and support the theology of Holy Scripture as it is summarized in the Second London Baptist Confession of...

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 02:46

Genesis 6:1-7 (God and His Grief)

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written by Ronald S. Baines,

taken from Confessing the Impassible God, 135-45,

Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.

Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that...

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 15:14

The immutable Creator

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The immutable Creator

“God minus the world is still God the Holy Trinity,” says Fred Sanders.[1] I would like to add to this the following: “God plus the world is still God the Holy Trinity.” In other words, given creation or not, God is still God the Holy...

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