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The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology

a comparison between seventeenth-century Particular Baptist and paedobaptist federalism

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Published by Solid Ground Christian Books in Birmingham, AL .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination167 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25426260M
ISBN 101599253259
ISBN 109781599253251

Abrahamic covenant The Abraham ic covenant is found in Genesis chapters 12, 15, and This book is not an overview or an introductory work. Examples include Belgic Confession, article 14, which speaks of Adam having received and transgressed the "commandment of life"; or Heidelberg Catechism, Question and Answer 6 affirming the goodness of man in creation. Calvinism has generally viewed the Eucharist as a mysterious participation in the Real Presence of Christ mediated by the Holy Spirit that is, real spiritual presence or pneumatic presence.

Biblical covenants See main article: Covenant biblical. I did not revise the book to the point of presenting these other views held by some Particular Baptists, but I have nuanced some affirmations at least to acknowledge them. Imagine a bunch of foam blocks lying in a pile between two bins if you will. What Adam failed to achieve, Christ, the second Adam, succeeded in achieving.

NCT is in contrast with other views on Biblical law in that most other do not believe the Ten Commandments and Divine laws of the Old Covenant have been cancelled, and may prefer the term " supersessionism " for the rest. Standard Westminster Covenant Theology sees the Covenant of Grace beginning with The Fall in Genesis 3and continuing through the Old Covenant and the New Covenantunder the same "substance" but different "administrations". Page 31 deals with the gospel preached to Abraham and says that it was not "the gospel" but the "promise of the gospel". Furthermore, because the New Covenant is described in Jeremiah —34 as a time when all who were members of it would have the law written on their hearts and would know God, Baptist Covenant Theologians believe only those who are born again are members of the New Covenant. We do not think that this laborious theology was the result of a rigorous and disinterested application of hermeneutical principles.


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The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology book

How could someone who had been sanctified by the blood of Christ the blood of the covenant perish? For a study on the distinctiveness of Baptist covenant theology, in distinction to paedobaptist covenant theology, see Pascal Denault, The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology.

In other words the Old Covenant is not the Covenant of Grace. The benefits of these rites do not occur from participating in the rite itself ex opere operatobut through the power of the Holy Spirit as they are received by faith. Detractors of covenant theology often refer to it as " supersessionism " or as "replacement theology", due to the perception that it teaches that God has abandoned the promises made to the Jews and has replaced the Jews with Christians as his chosen people on the Earth.

Concerning this aspect of the Mosaic Covenant, Charles Hodge makes three points in his Commentary on Second Corinthians: 1 The Law of Moses was in first place a reenactment of the covenant of works; viewed this way, it is the ministration of condemnation and death.

To this end, Galatians is clear that God established two words with Abraham. Translation: Scripture cannot mean what it says, it must mean what I know to be true. Since this is understood to be an impossible task for the corrupted sin ner, it is Christ who perfectly obeyed the law in fulfillment of the covenant of works.

Genesisbut it has to be matched by an internal change, the circumcision of the heart.

The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology : Revised Edition

Also, I have modified some comments regarding paedobaptism that were perceived as being a little too harsh or unnecessarily provocative. He then asked my thoughts on it. The most well known form of Covenant Theology is associated with Presbyterians and comes from the Westminster Confession of Faith.

We rather believe that it was the consequence of an age-old practice, which became the ultimate instrument of social uniformity in Christendom and which was inherited by the Reformed Church, namely, paedobaptism.

The Covenant of Grace, then, is the same thing as the New Covenant. The formal terms of the covenant itself more reflect a reaffirmation of the universal created order, than a particular redemptive promise.

Baptist Covenant Theology

Therefore, since all of these great things belong exclusively to the New Testament, the covenants in the Old Testament are much less than the Presbyterians make them out to be. Additionally, defenders of the merit-based view argue that the concept of this works principle operating in the pre-Fall state in the Garden of Eden as a covenant is present in the early confessions even if the Covenant of Works is not explicitly named.

Covenant of grace The covenant of grace promises eternal life for all people who have faith in Christ. Although redemption motifs are prominent as Noah and his family are delivered from the judgment waters, the narrative of the flood plays on the creation motifs of Genesis 1 as de-creation and re-creation.

At the Last SupperJesus alludes to this prophecy, as well as to prophecies such as Isaiahwhen he says that the cup of the Passover meal is "the New Covenant in [his] blood. Reformed orthodox theologians taught that the covenant was primarily unilateral or monopleuric Latin: foedus monopleuron on the part of God, but also entailed conditions on the part of men.Apr 10,  · Jonathan Brack reviews The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology by Pascal Denault and published by Solid Ground Christian Books.

This is a helpful treatment of historic Reformed credo-baptist arguments. atlasbowling.com - Buy The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology book online at best prices in India on atlasbowling.com Read The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology book reviews & author details and more at atlasbowling.com Free delivery on qualified orders/5(70).

Apr 04,  · Thanks so much for such good feedback. I have benefited greatly from your blog and book recommendations, especially “The Fatal Flaw” and “The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology.” This most recent book, “Captive to the Word of God”, seems to be good in many ways, but I thought I detected some typical NCT tendencies.

The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology Book Pascal Denault's careful labors over the theological texts of both Baptist and Pedobaptists of the seventeenth century have yielded an excellent study of the relation of baptism to a commonly shared covenantalism. Get this from a library! The distinctiveness of Baptist covenant theology: a comparison between seventeenth-century Particular Baptist and paedobaptist federalism.

[Pascal Denault; Mac Wigfield; Elizabeth Wigfield]. Mar 06,  · Pastor Pascal Denault lays out a clear, concise, and compelling case for 17th Century Baptist Covenant Theology in his book, "The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology." I finally had the opportunity to read his treatment of Baptist Covenant Theology, and did not come away wanting.

Bon travail, le pasteur Denault.