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 (?)
The Roman Catholic notion of the donum superadditum (superadded gift) teaches that, at creation, God created man––body and soul. But because creation requires the gracious sustainment of the Creator, it would, in theory, slip off into non-being (non-existence) without His adding sustaining grace. Therefore, man in his essential parts––both body and soul––are in conflict with one … Continue reading Superadded Gift or Concreated Gift?
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
Recently, I had the privilege of appearing on Evan McClanahan’s radio show on KPFT 90.1, called Sin Boldly. Evan was interested in having me on in light of an article I wrote a few weeks back titled ‘The Break-Up: Molinism & Divine Simplicity’. Now, Evan is not a Molinist, but he did invite Eric Hernandez of … Continue reading Molinism and Self-Existence
Dear Brethren, A call, if you will, to prayer and discernment for the ministers of the gospel: What do the greatest ministers of the gospel have in common? Some may say brilliance. Others may say a stupendous work ethic. Still, others may compare them by their willingness to say boldly what must be said. Even … Continue reading Securing the Heavens in the Heart