Discussing Ken Wilson’s Work, Part 2 – Augustine, 412, and Original Sin

  Introduction Recently, Dr. James White has been interacting quite a bit with Dr. Ken Wilson's book (and dissertation) regarding Augustine's "conversion" to a predestinarian. As I have read more Augustine and other Church Fathers than probably almost anyone else I know, I felt that I should enter this discussion with a layman's perspective. Since …

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Discussing Ken Wilson’s Work, Part 1 – Clement and Free Will

Introduction Recently, Dr. James White has been interacting quite a bit with Dr. Ken Wilson's book (and dissertation) regarding Augustine's "conversion" to a predestinarian. As I have read more Augustine and other Church Fathers than probably almost anyone else I know, I felt that I should enter this discussion with a layman's perspective. Since Dr. …

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A Wrinkle in the Practice of Reformed Infant Baptism

Briefly today, I would like to respond to the statements in a paragraph in Dr. Clark's latest blog post. After posing a question that he received from someone, Dr. Clark gives us an introductory paragraph in which he is laying out the early evidence that infant baptism was an established practice received from the Apostles …

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“The same Christ that now is, was the salvation of the elect [in the Old Testament]” – Henry Lawrence, 1659

I confess there are some things of common equity, the rule of life was the same then that now, and the same Christ that now is, was the salvation of the elect, such things therefore as are of such common nature, may be illustrated and inferred from one Testament to another. Henry Lawrence, 1659

The Covenant of Works in the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith

I am uncertain why it is the case, but for some reason there has been a belief spread over the years that the Particular/Reformed Baptists do not Confess or believe in a "Covenant of Works". A cursory read of the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (i.e. the 1689) shows that there are both implicit …

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Roundup of Some Recent Blog Posts from Reformed Baptists – Updated

In addition to my 3 recent posts, and a third forthcoming, we have several other posts that should prove to be extremely helpful in understanding Reformed Baptist thought related to covenants, typology, and other related doctrines. On Sam Renihan's blog, we have the following 3 recent articles that he has written. Typology and Communication in …

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Further Clarification on the Belgic Confession’s Article 34

Dr. Clark, thank you for reaching out to me regarding my comment on your blog with a link to my initial response to you. As that brief comment may not get approved, I will post some more clarification here. Hopefully this will further underscore the point that my original post regarding The Belgic (and Westminster) …

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