Hanserd Knollys on Independent Church Polity

In A Moderate Answer to Dr. Bastwick's Book, called Independence is not God's Ordinance.[efn_note]W. Pitts Jr. & R. Rouldan-Figueroa, The Collected Works of Hanserd Knollys[/efn_note] Knollys, a congregationalist, writes: Passing by many things less considerable, because I intend brevity, in the seventeenth page of the Doctor's book, "There is a twofold question between them called … Continue reading Hanserd Knollys on Independent Church Polity

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)

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)