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

Thursday, 16 April 2020 05:54

The difference between theophany and incarnation

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Cameron G. Porter*

The difference between theophany and the incarnation is not simply a durational one, the former being transient and the latter permanent. Neither is the difference simply a chronological one, the former taking place in...

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Some thoughts on divine immutability in light of gifts given to God’s children

Richard C. Barcellos

The vast array of changing creatures entails no change in God. This means that even God’s good gifts given to his children constitute no change in God. James 1:17 says,...

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Some thoughts on “All that is in God”: Camden Bucey, Lane Tipton, and James Dolezal discussing some finer, more technical aspects of theology proper

Debate with others is necessary when important issues are at stake. Challenging views which stray from important...

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THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH:

Its Reasons, Duration and Goal, and Practical Effects (Ephesians 4:11-16), with Special Emphasis on verse 12 (Part 6)

Richard C. Barcellos* for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ...

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Some quotes fromE. L. Mascall, He Who Is: A Study in Traditional Theism (London, New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1943)

On “the fundamental doctrine of the Christian Religion”:

Logically and essentially, the doctrine of God is the fundamental doctrine of the...

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THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH:

Its Reasons, Duration and Goal, and Practical Effects (Ephesians 4:11-16), with Special Emphasis on verse 12 (Part 5)

Richard C. Barcellos* for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ...

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THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH:

Its Reasons, Duration and Goal, and Practical Effects (Ephesians 4:11-16),

with Special Emphasis on verse 12 (Part 4)

Richard C. Barcellos*

 

 

for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ...

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THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH:

Its Reasons, Duration and Goal, and Practical Effects (Ephesians 4:11-16), with Special Emphasis on verse 12 (Part 3)

Richard C. Barcellos* for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ...

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. . . there is no chance of God’s outward actions producing two versions of the Trinity . . . ~ Steven J. Duby, God in Himself, 185

To put it rather crudely, there is more to God than what takes place in the economy. ~ Steven J. Duby, God in Himself, 16

God does not change in...

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THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH:

Its Reasons, Duration and Goal, and Practical Effects (Ephesians 4:11-16),

with Special Emphasis on verse 12 (Part 2)

Richard C. Barcellos*

for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ...

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THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH:

Its Reasons, Duration and Goal, and Practical Effects (Ephesians 4:11-16),

with Special Emphasis on verse 12 (Part 1)

Richard C. Barcellos*

for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ...

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Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:53

Conclusion to a work on 2LCF 4.1

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CONCLUSION
Richard C. Barcellos 

We have noted the strategic placement of chapter 4 in the confession. Also noted was the importance of hermeneutics and theological method in the formulation of Christian doctrine. At 4.1, the confession clearly maintains a Creator/creature distinction....

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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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Authors: RBAP...

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