A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.10: The Literal Nature of Creation

Chapter 4: Of Creation, para. 1 1._____ In the beginning it pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, to create or make the world, and all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days, and all very … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.10: The Literal Nature of Creation

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.8: God’s General Decree of All Events

  Chapter 3: Of God's Decree, paras. 1-2 1._____ God hath decreed in himself, from all eternity, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably, all things, whatsoever comes to pass; yet so as thereby is God neither the author of sin nor hath fellowship with any therein; nor … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.8: God’s General Decree of All Events

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.7: The Trinity

Chapter 2: Of God and of the Holy Trinity, para. 3 3._____ In this divine and infinite Being there are three subsistences, the Father, the Word or Son, and Holy Spirit, of one substance, power, and eternity, each having the whole divine essence, yet the essence undivided: the Father is of none, neither begotten nor … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.7: The Trinity

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.6: The Relationship of God to His Creatures

Chapter 2: Of God and of the Holy Trinity, para. 2. 2._____God, having all life, glory, goodness, blessedness, in and of himself, is alone in and unto himself all- sufficient, not standing in need of any creature which he hath made, nor deriving any glory from them, but only manifesting his own glory in, by, … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.6: The Relationship of God to His Creatures

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.1: The Necessity of Scripture

Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures, Paragraph 1 1___The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.1: The Necessity of Scripture

The Adamic Covenant (pt.2)

Adam’s Responsibilities within the Covenant Having argued for the existence of the Adamic covenant in pt.1 of this blog series the question then becomes what was Adam’s work or responsibility within the covenant framework? Many scholars and commentators argue that Adam was simply there to work as one who tended the garden for six days, … Continue reading The Adamic Covenant (pt.2)

The Deity of Christ was Not Invented at Nicaea

Irenaeus and Nicene Language The Council of Nicaea’s debate and solution regarding the nature of Christ and the problem of the Trinity was not a novel discussion for the church. From as early as the mid to late 2nd century, heretical groups had already begun to espouse new teachings regarding the Godhead and the person … Continue reading The Deity of Christ was Not Invented at Nicaea

The Black Robed Regiment: The Role of American Clergy in the American Revolution

"It was Sunday morning early in the year 1776.  In the church where Pastor Muhlenberg preached, it was a regular service for his congregation, but a quite different affair for Muhlenberg himself.  Muhlenberg's text for the day was Ecclesiastes 3 where it explains, 'To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under … Continue reading The Black Robed Regiment: The Role of American Clergy in the American Revolution