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Archive for January, 2008

Does Baptism Replace Circumcision?

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Nehemiah Coxe, Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ (Palmdale: Reformed Baptist Academic Press, 2005), 140.  A reprint of A Discourse of the Covenants that God Made with Men before the Law, 1681 Circumcision was an ordinance of the old covenant and pertained to the law and therefore directly bound its subjects to a legal obedience. […]

John Owen on Ministerial Training

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

From John Owen, Works, Volume 4:508ff, A Discourse of Spiritual Gifts (emphasis added) The first great duty of the ministry, with reference unto the church, is the dispensation of the doctrine of the gospel unto it, for its edification. As this is the duty of the church continually to attend unto, Acts 2:42, so it […]

True Confessions: Baptist Documents in the Reformed Family

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Check out Dr. Renihan’s new book, True Confessions: Baptist Documents in the Reformed Family available from Reformed Baptist Academic Press ( An interview about the book may be found here. IRBS Fellow Dr. James White interviewed Dr. Renihan on The Dividing Line on January 22. Pastor Gene Cook interviewed Dr. Renihan on The Narrow Mind […]

Encouragements to Pastors

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

James M. Renihan, Ph.D. About 26 years ago, I was sitting in a classroom with approximately 15 or 20 other ministerial students. Our professor, usually a fairly upbeat teacher, was very sober and serious that day. Looking around at the gathered students before him he said, with much concern and trouble in his voice, “some […]