The Substantive Distinction Between the Abrahamic Covenant & the Covenant of Grace

This may be a post where opening your Bibles and following along (very) carefully would be helpful. I am going to make a distinction between a covenant formally established with Abraham, the covenant of circumcision, and the covenant of grace which was promised to Abraham, yet not then established or formalized. Here is a promise […]

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The Second London Confession & the Covenant of Works

Linked below is a series of blog posts adapted from an academic paper on the topic of the covenant of works as it is found in the Second London Confession. Introduction The Westminster & Second London Historical Adherence to the Covenant of Works Nehemiah Coxe on the Covenant of Works The Second London Baptist Confession […]

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Does the Second London Affirm the Covenant of Works? (Conclusion)

Not only does the Confession assume a covenant of works in chapter seven; not only was the covenant of works a prevalent doctrine within Reformed Protestantism; and not only was the covenant of works explicitly maintained by one of the editors of the 2LBCF. The covenant of works is explicitly mentioned in the 2LBCF as […]

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Does the Second London Affirm the Covenant of Works? (The Second London Baptist Confession on the Covenant of Works)

If the 2LBCF put forth a covenant of works, surely it would do so in the chapter concerning God’s covenant. This is the popular assumption, and it makes perfect sense. However, the seventh chapter is a chapter about a particular covenant––the covenant of grace––not any other covenant. Therefore, a broader examination of the Confession is […]

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