Getting Back on Track With an Excess in the Belgic Confession

In my last post, I made the argument that the wording of the Belgic Confession (as well as the Westminster Confession) is problematic as it links the efficacious blood of Christ having been shed for the "children of believers" without qualification. The Westminster Confession also states that baptism is a sign and symbol of ingrafting …

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The Belgic Confession, Like Westminster, Says Too Much Regarding Infant Baptism

Introduction In the latest episode of The New Geneva Podcast, the discussion of Baptist and Presbyterian Covenant Theology was continued as it relates to Baptism. We got to witness another good discussion between Pastors Michael G. Brown and Samuel Renihan. Go check out both parts of this podcast! At one point (around 27 minutes in …

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Calvin and the Dichotomous Nature of the Abrahamic Covenant

In Presbyterian and Reformed Covenant Theology, there is a hesitancy (to put it mildly) to find any germ of "a" Covenant of Works in the Abrahamic Covenant. One can even be shamed for suggesting that "a works element" is possibly seen in the Abrahamic Covenant. For a recent example, see this thread by Nathan White …

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Augustine’s Exposition of Psalm 150

Augustine worked on his Exposition of the Psalms over the course of 30 years as he preached or taught through them. As I've been reading through Augustine's works and posting highlights from them, I'll also be slowly posting through his works on the Psalms. While Augustine is typically known for "City of God" being his …

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1 Corinthians 7 and Household Covenant Inclusion 

​​While I understand the desire to be Biblical in the belief that there is maintained by God the Old Covenant principle of the inclusion, by default, of all members of a household into the New Covenant, I am firmly convinced that this is not the case. There is an abundance of proof in God's revelation …

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