Does the Second London Affirm the Covenant of Works? (The Westminster & Second London)

Upon an entry-level survey of the 2LBCF, one will discover the absence of the words “covenant of works” in chapter seven which concerning God’s covenant. This is especially true if onlookers have previous experience with the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF), the confession adopted by the Westminster Assembly. In the WCF, the covenant of works […]

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

The following is adapted from a paper written for a class on the origins of Reformed Baptist covenant theology. The covenant of works has served as a foundational doctrine for Reformed covenant theology. It explains Adam’s relationship to God prior to the fall. Unfortunately, the 2nd London Baptist Confession (2LBCF) can be easily misunderstood since […]

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Straight From the Word: Inward Sin

We are often led to believe sin is merely an outward manifestation of an inward desire. Sin consists in the acting out of an inward disposition, a desire or perhaps an orientation. A desire or an orientation cannot be sin, it is commonly thought. However, we ought to meditate on the sweet Word of God […]

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Autonomous Human Reason and Epistemic Starting Points

Classical apologists get their name from an entire system usually referred to as classical Christian theism. This method originates in the Medieval and Reformed Scholastic understanding of the doctrine of God. This doctrine of God begins with divine incomprehensibility, moves to simplicity, and then to a discussion on the attributes of God, each of which […]

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Navigating the Lord’s Supper

I will be the first to say pragmatism is not an inherently sinful concept. The answer to the question “What works?” enables society to accomplish many things. Though there is no doubt pragmatism can benefit humanity, it shouldn’t be so easily translated into our church worship services. Unfortunately, the prevailing philosophy of worship, at least […]

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