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

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This book, in one sense, concentrates on hermeneutics and theological method. I contend that New Covenant Theology (NCT) gets the covenant of works and the Sabbath wrong because it gets the garden of Eden wrong, and it gets the garden of Eden wrong because it...

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This is a footnote from a lecture on “Of Creation” to be delivered at the Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference 2017.

88. Frame makes other assertions which are not reflective of the Reformed theological tradition. For example: “. . . relenting...

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All That Is in God:

Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Classical Christian Theism,

James E. Dolezal

(Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2017, 162pp.),

reviewed by D. Scott Meadows

 

With this book, James Dolezal has rendered a great service by distilling the most endangered and...

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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...

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Articles

THE TREASURES OF CHRIST IN THE TRAGEDY OF JOB: Preaching Christ from the Book of Job, Luke Sayers

THE CONTRIBUTION OF ISAIAH 2:1-5 TO A BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD, James M. Renihan

THEOLOGICAL THEOLOGY: A Working Reflection on Theological Studies in the University and...

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taken from lecture notes by Richard Barcellos

EXCURSUS 1: J. V. Fesko, “On the Antiquity of Biblical Theology”[1]

In J. V. Fesko’s contribution to a book in honor of Richard B. Gaffin, he addresses an important issue – the antiquity of biblical theology. He readily...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 00:39

Christ is our Sabbath?

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The Sabbath is not a person but ultimately points to a condition of existence for man, the eternal state. Our Lord takes us to that condition, that state of existence, but is himself not that state of existence though he has entered it via his resurrection. Just as the sacrificial system...

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The Doctrine of the Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son of God and the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility

taken fromConfessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility, 210-23, Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights...

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Geerhardus Vos:

The Sabbath as ‘Transhistorical and Eschatological Paradigm’

Taken from The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology, 206-07

Probably the greatest reason why Vos gives so much attention to the fourth commandment is due to its eschatological function....

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 06:35

Genesis 3:15—Arguments for the Messianic View

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Why should this verse be understood as containing a promise of the future and what are the rudiments of the promise? Let me list the reasons for taking this as a promise of the future first, then we will examine each in order under the appropriate headings below. When we do so, the rudiments...

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The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus: Luke’s account of God’s unfolding plan,

Alan J. Thompson

(Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011, 232 pages),

reviewed by Richard C. Barcellos

The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus is the most recent installment in the New Studies in Biblical...

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Friday, 10 February 2017 10:20

what Fred Sanders thinks of Confessing the Impassible God

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A spirited reclaiming of the doctrine of divine impassibility, this coherent, well-edited, multi-author project is unique in several commendable aspects. It is decisively Baptist, but advances its argument in ways that recent generations have stopped expecting from Baptist theologians. These...

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Monday, 23 January 2017 13:43

Matthew Poole’s commentary on Colossians 1:20

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Matthew Poole died after finishing his commentary on Isaiah but others, utilizing and relying heavily upon his Synopsis Criticorum, completed Jeremiah through Revelation. Poole’s Synopsis, as described in a footnote to the Banner of...

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 21:44

John Davenant (1572-1641) on Colossians 1:20

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 John Davenant (1572-1641) on Colossians 1:20

 Davenant was an Anglican minister, bishop of Salisbury. His commentary on Colossians was first published in Latin in 1627 then translated into English in 1831. In his introductory comments on Colossians 1:20, he makes this observation:

 But...

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 23:08

John Calvin on Colossians 1:20

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 John Calvin (1509-1564) on Colossians 1:20

 In Calvin’s commentary on Colossians 1:20, while explaining the words “both upon earth and in heaven,” he says:

 . . . I prefer to understand this as referring to angels and men ; and as to the latter, there is no...

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 08:56

John Daille on Colossians 1:20

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 John Daille (1594-1670) on Colossians 1:20

 John Daille was a French Huguenot minister and commentator. His sermons on Colossians were first published in 1648. In his discussion on Colossians 1:20, seeking to explain its connection with verse 19, Daille says:

This [i.e., v. 20] is...

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#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)

Muller defines analogia fidei as follows:

the use of a general sense of the meaning of Scripture,...

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#1 The Holy Spirit is the Only Infallible Interpreter of Holy Scripture.

#2 The Analogy of the Scriptures (Analogia Scripturae)

Here is Richard A. Muller’s definition of analogia Scripturae: “the interpretation of unclear, difficult, or ambiguous passages of Scripture by...

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The Holy Spirit is the Only Infallible Interpreter of Holy Scripture.

 

As an example of this principle, John Owen says, “The only unique, public, authentic, and infallible interpreter of Scripture is none other than the Author of Scripture Himself . . . that is, God the Holy...

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This is taken from the Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies 2016.

 

There have been changes in translations and different interpretations offered on Ephesians 4:12 in the last 100 years or so differing from the position held prior to the twentieth century. We will not seek...

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RBAP is offering the hardback facsimile edition of the 1677 Second London Confession of Faith for $15.00 plus s/h, suggested retail $20.00. This edition includes a preface by Dr. Mike Renihan, “To the Judicious and Impartial Reader,” table of contents, the text of the Confession,...

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Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, 2016

James M. Renihan, Editor 

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The Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies (JIRBS) is published to explain and support the theology of Holy Scripture as it is summarized in...

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