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By Farther Steps – Part 1

 

A Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist Covenant Theology

From Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology, ed. Richard C. Barcellos, RBAP, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. (Used with permission)

Covenant theology is at the core of Reformed thought. In the seventeenth century, Particular Baptists developed their own understanding of covenant theology. Their view was at the same time similar and distinct from their fellow paedobaptist contemporaries. In this chapter, we will present seventeenth-century Particular Baptist federalism.

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By Farther Steps – Part 2

 

A Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist Covenant Theology

From Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology, ed. Richard C. Barcellos, RBAP, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. (Used with permission)

 

The Particular Baptist understanding of the Covenant of Grace
The paedobaptist model: “one covenant under two administrations”

To fully grasp the Baptist understanding of the covenant of grace, it is important to compare it with the seventeenth-century majority position held by paedobaptists.

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By Farther Steps – Part 3

 

A Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist Covenant Theology

From Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology, ed. Richard C. Barcellos, RBAP, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. (Used with permission)

 

The Particular Baptist understanding of the Covenant of Grace
The Baptist model: a covenant revealed progressively and formally concluded

In rejecting the paedobaptist model of the covenant of grace, the Baptists did not want to do as the Socinians,

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By Farther Steps – Part 4

 

A Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist Covenant Theology

From Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology, ed. Richard C. Barcellos, RBAP, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. (Used with permission)

 

The Particular Baptist understanding of the Covenant of Grace

The Baptist model: a covenant revealed progressively and formally concluded

The distinction between the revelation and the administration of the covenant of grace finds its whole meaning when the second element of Particular Baptist federalism is added to it,

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By Farther Steps – Part 5

 

A Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist Covenant Theology

From Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology, ed. Richard C. Barcellos, RBAP, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. (Used with permission)

 

The Particular Baptist understanding of the Abrahamic Covenant

What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise. For if the inheritance depends on the law,

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By Farther Steps – Part 6

 

A Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist Covenant Theology

From Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology, ed. Richard C. Barcellos, RBAP, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. (Used with permission)

 

*Disclaimer: I post this article as it appears in RACH, but since it was published my view of the Mosaic Covenant evolved and I no longer believe that it was an absolute covenant of works for Christ offering eternal life. I rather believe that it was only topologically related to the covenant of works accomplished by Christ to merit eternal life.

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By Farther Steps – Part 7

 

A Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist Covenant Theology

From Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology, ed. Richard C. Barcellos, RBAP, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. (Used with permission)

 

The Particular Baptist understanding of the New Covenant

In the Particular Baptist perspective, the identity of the New Covenant could not be separated from the covenant of grace. That is why much of what has been said already in this chapter defines the Baptist view of the New Covenant.

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