The Abrahamic Covenant Made the Sacred Distinct from the Secular

In David VanDrunen's book Living in God's Two Kingdoms he gives a helpful discussion of the Abrahamic Covenant. The Abrahamic Covenant, is a prominent covenant in Scripture. It is repeatedly pointed to in both the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament, Israel is reminded of the promises God made to Abraham. In the New Testament, … Continue reading The Abrahamic Covenant Made the Sacred Distinct from the Secular

The Trinity is Foundational

The Reformed faith is framed by covenantal thinking. The covenants of Scripture are what you see when you take away everything related to Reformed faith and practice. At the foundation of our doctrines is the doctrine of the Trinity. We don’t look at the Trinity as one of the doctrines that are added on or part of … Continue reading The Trinity is Foundational

Infant Baptism Argued From The Covenant

Turretin’s 1st proof for infant baptism was an appeal to the command of Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20. Matt. 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. … Continue reading Infant Baptism Argued From The Covenant

God Speaks in Baptism

This past week I spent some time with friends and family at a local campsite. It was relaxing after a week at ETS. I began talking with a friend about the ministry. He’s a baptist and is very involved in his church. He’s a faithful lover of the Gospel and intentional about discipling his children … Continue reading God Speaks in Baptism

Covenants in Covenant Theology

The concept of the covenant is highly important for understanding Scripture.  It is the key to interpreting and appreciating the Scriptures. When we understand the covenants and what their purpose, design and functions are then it helps us understand what is happening in the big picture of the bible. Covenants are often compared to marriage. … Continue reading Covenants in Covenant Theology

A Paedobaptist Defense by Kevin DeYoung

From the article: It sounds like the beginning of a joke or a support group introduction, but it’s true: some of my best friends are Baptists. I speak at conferences with and to Baptists. I read books by Baptists (both the dead and the living). I love the Baptist brothers I know–near and far–who preach … Continue reading A Paedobaptist Defense by Kevin DeYoung

Another Reason We Baptize Infants

Many credo-baptists (CB) are familiar with the standard route of argument of the paedo-baptist (PB). Gen 17 to the relationship between baptism and circumcision in Colossians 2:11-12 then bam you’re in paedo-baptism land. Children receive the covenant sign because they are still in the covenant according to the PBs. The question then becomes however for … Continue reading Another Reason We Baptize Infants