Adoption is one of the benefits of New Covenant membership. It is also one of the most neglected doctrines in theology books. Our own Confession only commits one paragraph to it; but that one paragraph carries the weight of ten. It reads: All those that are justified, God vouchsafed, in and for the sake of … Continue reading Meditations on ‘Of Adoption’
Since the seventeenth century, Particular Baptists have been referred to often as 'Anabaptists'. In fact, to this very day, the same charge can be found swirling around Facebook discussions from our paedobaptist brethren to fellow Reformed Baptists. Is there any truth to this identification? If not, to what extent are the early Particular Baptists and, … Continue reading The Anabaptist Connection (?)
Etymology tells us theology just means "the study of God." But defining theology has not always been so simple. Giving a definition of the term according to etymological considerations alone leaves questions open such as, "Does theology only have to do with the study of an object?" "Is theology distinctly Christian?" "Can any religion have a … Continue reading What is Theology?
“Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!” –– Daniel 3:25 –– Christ's Incarnational Experience For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been … Continue reading Christ in the Fire
The Reformed generally held to a real presence of Christ in the sacrament, or ordinance, of the Lord's Supper and the Particular Baptists of the seventeenth century are no exception. The Second London says: 7. Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this ordinance, do then also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, … Continue reading Reviewing & Clarifying the Lord’s Supper