covenant theology

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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    Christopher Love's Last Unpublished and Rare Work - Now Available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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  21. T

    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...
  22. 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...
  23. M

    Scofield's 7 dispensations critique / refutation sources

    Can anyone point me to a critique/refutation to Scofield's seven dispensations? Generally, books will address many issues pertaining to dispensationalism; I am searching, specifically, for a thorough critique of the seven dispensations. Thanks
  24. mshingler

    Eph. 2:12 and "covenants of promise"

    In Eph. 2:12, Paul states that Gentiles were formerly "strangers to the covenants of promise." Does this refer to how the OT covenants promised and looked forward to the coming of Christ, which is now fulfilled, or does it mean covenants that promised, by grace, all the blessings of the Covenant...
  25. P

    Trying to organize the covenants

    I'm trying to understand how all the difference covenants relate to one another. The post by R. Scott Clark was extremely helpful, but I'd like a little more detail on the other covenants. Here's what I have so far, but I'd really appreciate any feedback. Covenant of Redemption -...
  26. jason d

    Podcast Interview w/ Pascal Denault on Baptist Covenant Theology

    Saw some post on Pascal Denualt's newest book "The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology: A Comparison Between Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist and Paedobaptist Federalism." Thought y'all may be interest to know that we interviewed him on our new podcast (part two of his...
  27. Office Hours

    Office Hours with J.V. Fesko: Galatians

    In this episode, Office Hours talks with Dr. J. V. Fesko, Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology, about his commentary on Galatians from the Lectio Continua Expository Series on the New Testament. Listen to find out what Paul's letter to the Galatians was...
  28. ReadBavinck

    Kline on the "Essential Unity" of Covenant Administrations

    "Finally, this concept of Intrusion ethics does not obscure the unity of the Covenant of Redemption throughout its various administrations. It does bring into bolder relief the basic structure of that covenant in its historical unfolding and in so doing inevitably displays its essential unity."...
  29. B

    The Covenant Theology of Samuel Petto (New Book from RHB)

    Reformed Heritage Books has just come out with Rev. Michael Brown's new book Christ AND THE CONDITION: THE COVENANT THEOLOGY OF SAMUEL PETTO (1624–1711) This is for all of you students of the Puritans and the historical development of covenant theology (especially the relationship of the...
  30. Z

    Nehemiah Coxe pdf scan

    Hello all, I am looking for a scanned copy of Nehemiah Coxes book on Discourse Concerning the Covenants. Does anyone have a copy or know where I can find one? I have checked all of the usual suspects,, google books, open library, puritan downloads, etc. Have any of you found it...