covenant theology

  1. Charles Johnson

    Cocceius's Definition of a Covenant

    Hi friends, I'm wondering what your thoughts are on Cocceius's definition of a covenant as a 'bond of love'. Here's what he says on Deut. 29:1: Foedus hic significat mutuam testificationem de amore, qui a parte Dei est benevolentiae, & a parte populi est gratitudinis demonstrandae per illam...
  2. C. Matthew McMahon

    Christian Truths Necessary for Salvation by Nicholas Byfield (1579–1622)

    What is necessary truth in relationship to the Gospel? Byfield explains what central truths surround the Gospel in an easy to understand format. Great for family worship! Christian Truths Necessary for Salvation by Nicholas Byfield (1579–1622) (250 pages) Nicholas Byfield (1579–1622) was a...
  3. C. Matthew McMahon

    Primitive Baptism by Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708)

    Primitive Baptism and Therein Infant’s and Parent’s Rights by Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708) Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708) was a nonconformist divine, a meek and spirited Reformed preacher, and scholarly linguist. This wonderful work by Matthew Sylvester is an exegetical triumph of proper...
  4. C. Matthew McMahon

    Christ's Directives on the Nature of True Worship by Arthur Hildersham (1563-1631)

    Christ's Directives on the Nature of True Worship by Arthur Hildersham (1563-1631) Arthur Hildersham (1563-1631) was a shining light in the puritan party, and celebrated for his exemplary learning and piety as a minister of Jesus Christ. This work is an abridged version of Arthur Hildersham’s...
  5. C. Matthew McMahon

    5 Marks of Biblical Reformation by C. Matthew McMahon (Book 4 in the Series)

    5 Marks of Biblical Reformation by C. Matthew McMahon Everybody loves to claim the magisterial reformation for their own! Everyone wants to be a reformer in that way. But take God’s principles of a Biblical Reformation and apply them to the church in practical daily living, then that’s a...
  6. B.L.

    New Book: The Mystery of Christ, His Covenant & His Kingdom by Samuel Renihan

    Greetings PBers, This is probably mostly of interest to the Baptists on the board, but Founders is running a pre-publication sale on Samuel Renihan's new book titled "The Mystery of Christ, His Covenant & His Kingdom here. My copy arrived in the mail today and I'm really looking forward to this...
  7. C. Matthew McMahon

    The Art of Divine Meditation by Edmund Calamy (1600-1666)

    The Art of Divine Meditation by Edmund Calamy (1600-1666) Edmund Calamy (1600-1666) was a Reformed Presbyterian preacher of the Gospel and one of the distinguished members of the Westminster Assembly. He was active to promote Reformed Theology in his day and was an eminent scholar of the Bible...
  8. WildWolf1

    Definition of the Means of Grace

    I need a proper definition as found in the creeds or Calvin's Institutes and so on. I'm working on a sermon outline and could really use some help. Thanks a lot.
  9. C. Matthew McMahon

    5 Marks of Biblical Commitment to the Visible Body of Christ by C. Matthew McMahon

    5 Marks of Biblical Commitment to the Visible Body of Christ by C. Matthew McMahon This work, in an effort to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in his church, demonstrates how Christians ought to have a sound theology surrounding biblical commitment to Christ’s visible body. This topic includes the...
  10. J.L. Allen

    Paedo-Baptism Answers A Baptist’s Paper Wanting Answers

    My friend wrote this paper giving his objection to paedobaptism for a class at TEDS. This more or less summarizes his view. He said he would love to switch views should Scripture support it. I know, y’all know, that Scripture supports our view, but I’m too new to give a rebuttal at this level...
  11. C. Matthew McMahon

    Christopher Love's Last Unpublished and Rare Work - Now Available

    The Christian’s Duty and Safety in Evil Times by Christopher Love (1618-1651) "Love is without a doubt, one of my favorites writers of all time. Eminently biblical and exceedingly practical. This new work is a gem in both regards." - Dr. McMahon Christopher Love (1618-1651) was a fiery and...
  12. C. Matthew McMahon

    The Wickedness, Humiliation, Restoration and Reformation of Manasseh by C. Matthew McMahon

    The Wickedness, Humiliation, Restoration and Reformation of Manasseh by C. Matthew McMahon Manasseh ought to hold a special place to two kinds of people who read the Bible. The first is the sinner who thinks they have sins that are bigger than Christ is a Savior. They are timid to come to the...
  13. J.L. Allen

    It’s Official!

    My wife and I are going to be seeking full membership at Westminster OPC near by. After reading John Murray’s “Christian Baptism” she’s fully adopted covenant theology. This has been a year long journey for both of us, but we’ve arrived. Here’s a prayer request: Please pray for us as we tell...
  14. J.L. Allen

    Difference Chart Clarification

    My wife was educated at The Master's College (now University) receiving her BA in Biblical Counseling. She's not quite a rapid animal about theology like I am. Since I'm being educated at Moody, I tend to not ever really hear about Covenant Theology in any real sense (being that I'm a languages...
  15. C. Matthew McMahon

    Richard Capel (1586–1656) on Temptation and Sin

    The Nature, Danger and Cure of Temptation by Richard Capel (1586–1656) Richard Capel (1586–1656) was a puritan divine who demonstrated a powerful and fiery preaching of the Gospel. He was invited to sit on the Westminster Assembly, which demonstrates his high regard; and Richard Sibbes called...
  16. C. Matthew McMahon

    New Audio Book - Infant Baptism God's Ordinance by Michael Harrison

    The next audio book is ready to go! AUDIO BOOK: Infant Baptism God's Ordinance by Michael Harrison There is no better succinct, concise, precise and exegetical work on infant baptism than Harrison’s work. It is not just about baptism – it’s about infant inclusion in the covenant of grace. It’s...
  17. C. Matthew McMahon

    Have You Ever Done a Great Wrong to the Devil?

    "Doing the devil a great wrong...." Have you ever heard someone say that? I'm not sure in my readings of the venerable dead, that I ever heard one of them say that, however, blame wrongly given is sin (its a lie). Here is Richard Capel again on that point, "Our heart does not stand free from...
  18. mrhartley85

    I need your advice

    Hey all, I’m new to Puritan Board. I have been recently convinced about Westminster covenant theology and that includes infant/child baptism. My wife and I currently are members at a baptist church that teaches the Doctrines of Grace (they aren’t reformed baptists per se). We are very happy at...
  19. C. Matthew McMahon

    Covenant Theology Section Updated

    The Covenant Theology Section has been updated. It has links to Francis Robert's Marrow on CT, as well as Witsius in its entirely online at APM. More to come.
  20. Travis Fentiman

    Presumptive Regeneration

    What is to be made of Presumptive Regeneration (PR), which has become so popular in the modern, Reformed Church? Jesus told Nicodemus, who was a teacher in Israel and externally in the Covenant in good standing, “You must be born again.” (Jn. 3:7) It is largely not known that the classical era...
  21. P

    Is New Covenant Theology An Acceptable Reason to Leave a Church?

    I go to a NCT church in the area. My wife and I are both CT and our pastor is aware of the disagreement. I am pretty involved at the church as I teach community group and do the benediction every Sunday. I have been studying NCT more lately and it's made me a bit concerned. I am seeing a denial...
  22. P

    How Dangerous is New Covenant Theology?

    Although I am Presbyterian, I go to a Baptistic church that leans toward NCT. Some of my best friends are NCT as well. I have been studying it lately and have been concerned by some things about the movement. I have discovered that their understanding of the moral law as progressive rather...
  23. Panegyric

    'Membership,' and covenant breaking

    Especially between Presbyterians & Baptists, the unbreakableness of the New Covenant has been much controverted as a possible way of resolving the debate over subjects of baptism (see this thread for instance). The unbreakableness of the New Covenant is usually deduced from Jeremiah 31:32 (cf...
  24. J

    The covenant keeping God: a still small voice, and a consuming fire

    I grew up in a Reformed Presbyterian church; faithful elders and my Pastor broke unto us the bread of life, and living waters Lord's Day after Lord's Day, and for 21 years, it meant nothing to me. Philosophy, the deep indwelling questions seated in the heart of man plagued since I was a wee...
  25. Contra_Mundum

    Covenant Theology Baptism And Circumcision Compared

    The purpose for this table is simply to show side-by-side, and with accompanying Scripture, how both OT and NT covenant-signs make substantially the same statements, and teach substantially the same truth; while allowing for NT improvement wherever appropriate. Inward and outward...
  26. brandonadams

    Clarification on the label "1689 Federalism"

    In another thread, MW asked: The term "1689 Federalism" was coined approximately 5 years ago to describe the majority view of the 17th century particular baptists. It was a view that had been neglected/lost. 20th century Reformed Baptists were not familiar with it, thus a label was necessary...
  27. Travis Fentiman

    Covenant of Redemption: Resource Available

    The Covenant of Redemption is: the eternal, inter-Trinitarian covenant between the Father and the Son whereby the Son guarantees to purchase and bring God’s chosen people to eternal life and Heaven forever, laying the foundation for the Covenant of Grace as it is offered and entered into by...
  28. C. Matthew McMahon

    Witsius Online at APM

    Take from a 19th Century Version The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man by Herman Witsius All of the "chapters" (i.e. book 1, book 2, etc.) are laid out individually.
  29. Taylor Sexton

    Critiques of Pascal Denault?

    Hi, everyone. I have been searching this forum and Google for some critiques of Pascal Denault's The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology, and it hasn't really turned up anything yet. All I have found are several forum threads, but those can be particularly hard to follow due to the...
  30. M

    Sources refuting Dispensational Antinomianism

    Hello, In this thread I would like to ask for sources (articles, preferably) that specifically refute dispensational antinomianism. I personally know Christians that believe the law has been abrogated since we live under the dispensation of grace. As far as I understand, such is a clear example...