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 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?

Written by

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?

Written by

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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Articles

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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