On Circumcision & Baptism: Interacting with R. Scott Clark


I have always found R. Scott Clark to be abundantly clear and precise when it comes to explaining his theology. I appreciate his commitment to the regulative principle of worship and have enjoyed interacting with him once upon a time concerning his volume titled, Recovering the Reformed Confession. Because I’ve found him to be a reliable theologian, … Continue reading On Circumcision & Baptism: Interacting with R. Scott Clark

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

Colossians 2:16––Abrogation of the 4th Commandment?


The only infallible interpreter of the holy Scripture is the Holy Spirit. This is a central hermeneutical principle we need to consider as we read through the Word of God. Only God can give a sufficient interpretation of His own Word. When we look at any passage of the Bible, one of our very first … Continue reading Colossians 2:16––Abrogation of the 4th Commandment?

The Nearsightedness of New Covenant Theology


Before I begin writing about this, I want to acknowledge a few things. First, New Covenant Theology (NCT) is not a monolith. This makes it incredibly difficult to critique. Granted that NCT is not a confessional position, there’s no one organized statement as to what NCT is, or what NCT adherents believe about NCT. The … Continue reading The Nearsightedness of New Covenant Theology

The Particular Baptist View of the Abrahamic Covenant


Many of us have at least somewhat of a grasp on the Covenant of Works (CoW) and the Covenant of Grace (CoG). I know that knowledge of these two covenants were foundational in learning more about Baptist covenant theology in general. Without a proper understanding as to the natures of the CoW and the CoG … Continue reading The Particular Baptist View of the Abrahamic Covenant