Hanserd Knollys, Henry Danvers, and Jerome On Paedobapstism

The seventeenth century debate concerning the ordinance of baptism was not as simple as one might expect. The debate consisted of historical, hermeneutical, and methodological considerations. Perhaps the best way to picture such a controversy is in a series of ever-shrinking circles, the smaller inside the larger. Discussion may have began at the broadest circle, … Continue reading Hanserd Knollys, Henry Danvers, and Jerome On Paedobapstism

The Decline of Confessional Orthodoxy & Rationalism

Leaving behind Reformed Orthodoxy, a trajectory much of Western theological thought is still on, resulted from a fundamental shift in philosophical patterns of thought. New Rationalism, espoused by men like Leibniz and others, would eventually lead theologians away from confessional commitment to a more loose retainment of Reformed principles. Philosophy would be moved from an … Continue reading The Decline of Confessional Orthodoxy & Rationalism

Does the Second London Affirm the Covenant of Works? (Nehemiah Coxe on the Covenant of Works)

Coxe was probably one of the two major editors of the 2LBCF, along with William Collins. Dr. James Renihan writes, “Perhaps the chief editor of the most famous Baptist Confession ever, [Coxe’s] name is unrecognized by the majority of his theological heirs. Even the published editions of the 2nd LCF, when listing names of the … Continue reading Does the Second London Affirm the Covenant of Works? (Nehemiah Coxe on the Covenant of Works)

Does the Second London Affirm the Covenant of Works? (Historical Adherence to the Covenant of Works)

Some of the most influential thinkers within the Reformed tradition affirmed a covenant of works. Two examples are William Perkins, sometimes referred to as the “father of Puritanism,” and Herman Witsius, who was known for expounding upon the covenants in his magisterial work The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man.[1] Both men explicitly … Continue reading Does the Second London Affirm the Covenant of Works? (Historical Adherence to the Covenant of Works)