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The Distinctiveness Available in Spanish, Portuguese and French

Lately my book on the covenant theology of the Particular Baptists The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese. It is available in French since 2016. For now, the Spanish version is only available in paperback but an electronic version should be released with Kindle soon. The Portuguese version is only available through Kindle, but should be printed in book format very soon.  I just wanted to share the information so you can inform your friends speaking these languages who could be interested in this debate.

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What 1689 Federalism Really Says – A Brief and Friendly Response to Pastor Noel Espinosa

Lately, someone pointed to me a Reformed Baptist Conference, which was held in Cubao Philippines. One of the speakers, Pastor Noel Espinosa, brought a lecture criticizing 1689 Federalism. Pastor Espinosa holds to a Baptist view very similar to the one covenant, two administrations understanding (he calls it a one covenant progressively revealed). Though we can certainly agree to disagree; we do need to agree on what we disagree. There were several points he mentioned which I don’t think represent accurately what 1689 Federalism is. I humbly want to bring three brief clarifications.

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Mon nouveau livre: Une alliance plus excellente

Je vous l’avais promis il y a presque 4 ans, lors de sa sortie aux États-Unis, mais le voici enfin publié en français chez les éditions Impact Académia: Une alliance plus excellente – La doctrine des alliances: fondement distinctif du baptisme réformé.

Si vous êtes intéressés par la théologie des alliances et si vous désirez saisir la distinction entre la théologie réformée pédobaptiste et la théologie réformée baptiste, ce livre est pour vous. Il compare ces deux points de vue à partir de leur contexte originel du 17e siècle en examinant l’alliance des oeuvres,

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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 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 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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