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Erín go bragh!

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Today is a good day to consider these websites: Mission::Ireland I will build my Church in Ireland Stephen Murphy’s Blog  Pray for the spread of the gospel in this beautiful island.

Hosanna to the Son of David!

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

1st London Confession of Faith: X. Touching His office, Jesus Christ onely is made the Mediator of the new Covenant, even the everlasting Covenant of grace between God and man, to be perfectly and fully the Prophet, Priest and King of the Church of God for evermore.

Beware the Ides of March?

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Calvin on Providence and Fortune: Institutes 1:16:2 (Thanks to Mr. Brandon Wilkins for this reference) That this distinction may be the more manifest, we must consider that the Providence of God, as taught in Scripture, is opposed to fortune and fortuitous causes. By an erroneous opinion prevailing in all ages, an opinion almost universally prevailing [...]

Confessionalism at its best

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

John Owen expresses here the essence of confessionalism. As Confessional Reformed Baptists, his comments summarize our own convictions. Our doctrine of full-subscription evidences our genuine, truthful convictions, while at the same time expresses our allegiance to the best theological thinking of the whole church of Jesus Christ. Protestant confessions are not novelties, but their doctrines [...]

Calvin on God’s nature and his condescension in revealing himself to us

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

 From Institutes I.13.1 God’s nature is immeasurable and spiritual The doctrine of Scripture concerning the immensity and the spirituality of the essence of God, should have the effect not only of dissipating the wild dreams of the vulgar, but also of refuting the subtleties of a profane philosophy.

Are ‘Consequences’ sufficient to prove infant baptism?

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

From Benjamin Keach: Gold Refin’d, or Baptism in its Primitive Purity (London: 1689), 69-70, 146 (orthography and punctuation modernized). What commission our brethren have got, who sprinkle children, I know not. Let them fetch a thousand consequences, and unwarrantable suppositions for their practice, it signifies nothing, if Christ has given them no authority or rule [...]

The Limits of Pastoral Authority by John Owen

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

These comments are taken from John Owen’s exposition of Hebrews 13:17 ‘Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you‘ (KJV). They are a [...]

Global Warming Warning

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The national media reports today that the Southern Baptist Convention has jumped on the global warming bandwagon. I wonder, why? Is this simply an evangelistic strategy, seeking to break down a perceived barrier with environmentalists? Or is something else going on?

Calvin on Scripture, God and true religion

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Institutes 1:12:11. True religion binds us to God as the one and only God We said at the commencement of our work, (chap. 2,) that the knowledge of God consists not in frigid speculation, but carries worship along with it;

Benjamin Coxe on who should be allowed to participate in the Lord’s Supper

Friday, March 7th, 2008

This is an important little piece from our Particular Baptist heritage. It is not clear that Coxe had certainly adopted Credobaptist views when he wrote this; but his thoughts indicate that he was well on the way. Within a year, he openly identified himself with the Particular Baptists.  A THESIS OR POSITION CONCERNING THE ADMINISTERING [...]

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