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.9: God’s Decree of Predestination to Life

Chapter 3: Of God’s Decree, paras. 3-7 3._____ By the decree of God, for the manifestation of his glory, some men and angels are predestinated, or foreordained to eternal life through Jesus Christ, to the praise of his glorious grace; others being left to act in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.9: God’s Decree of Predestination to Life

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.5: The Attributes of God

Chapter 2: Of God and of the Holy Trinity, para. 1 1._____The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.5: The Attributes of God

Those who Truly Belong to Christ will Persevere to the End

Why Use Perseverance? Perseverance of the saints provides a clear understanding of the two-fold nature of eternal security. It first indicates all those who are truly “born again” by the Spirit of God, will be kept eternally by the the Spirit\ of God.  Secondly, perseverance reveals that there is a need to continue in faithfulness, … Continue reading Those who Truly Belong to Christ will Persevere to the End

The Adamic Covenant (pt.3)

The Adamic Covenant and the Last Adam Having established the existence of the Adamic covenant in pt.1 and the responsibilities of Adam within the covenant in pt. 2, it is now important to show the essential nature of the Adamic covenant as it relates to an overall biblical theology, primarily in the soteriological and eschatological … Continue reading The Adamic Covenant (pt.3)

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 Adamic Covenant (pt. 1)

Introduction The person of Adam is central to biblical theology, and as such, Christian orthodoxy does not merely argue for the historicity of the first man, but demands it. The question, however, is why? Why, other than the fact that mankind comes from a single origin, or for explaining the introduction of sin into the … Continue reading The Adamic Covenant (pt. 1)