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Baptist & Puritan History Tour Reminder

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Greetings! Just a brief reminder to write to us if you’d like to express your interest in our tour. We have already had lots of inquiries, and it may be that spots will fill up fast once we have final information. I suspect that we will begin to take deposits in late July or early [...]

What is the chief end of God?

Friday, June 6th, 2008

What is the Chief End of God? by James M. Renihan (originally written in 1998) While watching television the other evening, I came across what I can only call a Christmas Spectacular presented by a well-known evangelical megachurch in San Diego. 

John Owen on the importance of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Here is an interesting excerpt from Owen’s Works, 7:218-21. He is writing primarily against the Quakers (who rejected the use of ‘carnal ordinances’), but his words have great relevance for our own circumstances today. Few understand the importance of the sacraments. Point 2 below is especially useful. Perhaps this brief selection will help restore them [...]

Are you passionate?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Are you passionate? Submitted by Prof. Renihan It seems that evangelical preachers and writers have become passionate about being passionate. This might be one of the most common buzzwords of the day. We are urged to have a passion for God, to be passionate about winning souls, to be passionate in worship etc. ad nauseum. [...]

Why do we only baptize once (but observe the Supper repeatedly)?

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Thomas Goodwin on Regeneration and Baptism from Works, 6:408 And (2.) this great change is made but once. There is but ‘one baptism,’ as ‘one faith;’ and as the faith was but once delivered to the saints, Jude 3, so baptism is but once to be administered. And why?

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