Reviewing & Clarifying the Lord’s Supper


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

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


In the previous post, I made an exegetical distinction between the Abrahamic Covenant and the Covenant of Grace. On one hand, a promise is given to Abraham of descendants more numerous than the stars. On the other hand, he is promised that his descendants would inherit Canaan. In light of the New Testament revelation, we … Continue reading The Substantive Distinction Between the Abrahamic Covenant & the Covenant of Grace Further Discussed

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 … Continue reading The Substantive Distinction Between the Abrahamic Covenant & the Covenant of Grace

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 … Continue reading The Second London Confession & the Covenant of Works

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

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