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    The National Covenant of Scotland and the Act of Union

    I just read Scotland's National Covenant, and it seems to explicitly forbid the union of that country with England, as it would cause "such confusion... as this realm could be no more a free monarchy; because by the fundamental laws, ancient privileges, offices, and liberties of this kingdom...
  2. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: Unmasking Self-Flattery in the Church – by C. Matthew McMahon

    Unmasking Self-Flattery in the Church by C. Matthew McMahon Self-deception is inherent in everyone, even born-again Christians, those who have much biblical light and knowledge. And whatever degree of holiness they are currently at, they are satisfied with where they are. In this satisfaction...
  3. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Comfort of Christ to Weak Believers - John Durant (1620-1686)

    The Comfort of Christ to Weak Believers by John Durant (1620-1686) John Durant (1620-1686) was a popular independent puritan minister, and was described by Edmund Calamy as an excellent practical preacher of the word of God. Christ is such an inexhaustible fountain that sinners cannot ever out...
  4. SkylerGerald

    What would have been the moment of obedience in the covenant of works?

    Something that has long eluded me when thinking about the covenant of works is what would have been the obedience that would have granted life to Adam (cf. WCF 7.2). The terms of the covenant, as I understand it, lie in not eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen 2:17). The...
  5. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: Josiah Shute (1588-1643) - Ezra's Covenant Renewal and the Pursuit of a Lasting Reformation

    15% OFF all our Printed Books here using code FALL15 at checkout. Ezra’s Covenant Renewal and the Pursuit of a Lasting Reformation by Josiah Shute (1588-1643) Josiah Shute (1588-1643) was known for his eloquent preaching, profound scholarship, and unswerving commitment to Christian doctrine...
  6. C. Matthew McMahon

    Thomas Mockett (1602-1670) Introduces the Solemn League and Covenant at A Puritan's Mind

  7. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: Discourses on the Rich Man and Lazarus by Timothy Cruso (1656–1697)

    Discourses on the Rich Man and Lazarus by Timothy Cruso (1656–1697) Timothy Cruso (1656–1697), was an excellent and unimpeachable Presbyterian minister, with a strong communicative ability seasoned with a hearty pastoral tenderness. In this work on Luke 16, Christ’s narrative concerning the...
  8. toledomudhen

    Kingdom Through Covenant

    I just started reading this book today. Is anyone else here familiar with the content? I'm wondering if the authors' concept is new in Christian history. It's too early to draw conclusions, but it seems like the premise is almost an intellectual dispensationalism with a covenant veneer over it...
  9. TryingToLearn

    Is the Propagation of Sin fully due to Imputation or is the a Physical Aspect Involved?

    So, here's what I believe with regards to the propagation of sin. I would like to see if anyone can change my mind on this because I recognize the position of natural propagation of sin has been the dominant position throughout history, however, I do not think this aligns consistently well with...
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    Ending the Rabit Hole of Understanding Covenant Theology

    Hello, I come from a Presbyterian background and as I’ve grown older I have learnt more of what the WCF summarises about Scripture. I have learnt about the trinity, atonement, doctrines of grace, justification, sanctification etc.. In all these things, there was a natural point at which I could...
  11. RobertPGH1981

    Old Testament era Baptism

    Hello All, So forgive my ignorance here but Baptism isn't a topic I researched much from an OT perspective. I was trying to understand the significance of the baptisms that took place by John since they were still under the Old Covenant practices. It is understood that the covenant sign of...
  12. C. Matthew McMahon

    Godly Directions in a Time of Plague: Hooper, Andrewes, Crashaw, Burton, Owen, Manton and Draxe

    Godly Directions in a Time of Plague by John Hooper (1495–1555), Lancelot Andrewes (1555–1626), William Crashaw (1572–1626), Henry Burton (1579–1648), John Owen (1616–1683), Thomas Manton (1620–1677), Thomas Draxe (d. 1618), with chapters by C. Matthew McMahon This very timely and advantageous...
  13. Travis Fentiman

    Are good works necessary to salvation?

    While maintaining justification by faith alone, the Reformed have historically answered this question: Yes. Many historic reformed resources are linked on the below webpage on this issue, including many in Latin from Reformed Orthodoxy with numerous quotes from those works translated. The...
  14. Matthew1344

    1689 Federalism and Dispensationalism

    I have heard claims that 1689 Federalism has the hallmark of dispensationalism, being that 1689 Federalism separates Israel and the church. It seems to me that that is an accurate assessment. I understand that I could be very wrong in my understanding. Also, I understand that this post might...
  15. Mathias321

    Two Parts of the Seed of Abraham?

    Have you ever heard the dispensationalist's argument that there are "two parts" to the promised seed of Abraham? Meaning there is the promised physical descendants of Abraham (Israel) and the Church? For me this teaching rejects Galatians 3 and also the teaching that gentiles are grafted into...
  16. Shane2336

    Prior Service Seminary Students

    Hello Everyone, I'm currently looking at the M.Div. programs at Covenant Theological Seminary, PRTS, and RTS. All three accept Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (RTS - Orlando, D.C., and Charlotte). Covenant is by far the most expensive per credit hour. Before I emailed the seminaries with my...
  17. P

    Reformed Baptist Converting to Reformed Paedobaptist (A Practical Question)

    This is my first post. I am on something of a theological journey right now. I have always been a Reformed Baptist from the time I was saved, however just recently I have started questioning my understanding of the covenants and baptism. I'm about five inches from "conversion" to the...
  18. TheThirdandReformedAdam

    The Sign of Circumcision: Symbolizing Justification, Regeneration, or Both?

    Hello all, this is my first post here on the PB so please forgive me if this has been answered/discussed elsewhere (I couldn't find it), but I was looking for some opinions on the symbolism of circumcision. Let me explain how I presently understand it and then anyone can feel free to help me...
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    Best undergraduate education?

    My son will be going to college in the fall of 2015. We are looking at various schools that are are truly Christian (as opposed to Christian-in-name-only) and have a decent STEM program. A number of years ago, there were some informative threads on Grove City, Geneva and Covenant. These...
  20. donk

    Seoul Covenant Church

    I notice there have been three or four threads in the past looking for a Reformed Church in Korea. These threads are all closed, so I hope it is okay for me to answer the question here for whoever comes looking in the future. I hope I'm not violating any forum rules. Here is the link for Seoul...
  21. eqdj

    Differing Views of The Covenant

    I'm listening to WSC's Office Hours podcast about the book "The Law is Not of Faith" (see It's my understanding that this (Republication View) book is in reponse to the (John Murray's) Mono-Covenantal view. Are there more than these...
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    Professor Tom Schreiner on Covenant and Election

    During his recent visit to Oak Hill, Professor Tom Schreiner reflected on the way scripture warns us about disbelief, and the relationship between election and the new covenant. Oak Hill College: News and future events << Talks here He also spoke and answered questions on believer's baptism...
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    Jeremiah 31 and membership of the new covenant

    Thoughts on this: jeremiah 31 and membership of the new covenant « reformed catholic :think: