Though Christ’s humanity was sinless, it was subject to the effects of the curse. Though Christ’s humanity was sinless, it was subject to temptation’s onslaught.
Early heresies like Gnosticism and Docetism denied that Christ was a man. The Confession echoing the Creed of Chalcedon, asserts the opposite. Another early heresy said that Christ was mostly man. Rather, as the Confession says, he is “very man” “with all the essential properties” of human nature.
When the names, attributes, and prerogatives of God are attributed to another, and when God the Father is closely associated with other persons in a way that connotes equality of deity, and when others receive worship with the Father, the significance of this can’t be over-estimated.
“Who is Jesus? He is the glorious and eternal Son of God that the Father wants us to love with the same tenderness, affection, and exaltation which He does!”
Instead of the rather artificial one covenant, two administrations, found in the Westminster, there is a much more biblical idea of an organic and progressive revelation of the gospel throughout redemptive history.
In agreement with the Reformed, the Baptists set beside the covenant of works a covenant of grace by which God determined to restore fallen mankind to a place of favor in His sight and put them into possession of the eternal life they had forfeited by breaking the covenant of works.
This paragraph shows a number of important ways in which the Baptists agreed with basic aspects of the covenant theology of the Reformed.
The baggage of Postmillennialism, its predictions of political supremacy, economic prosperity, and cultural victory for the people of God, will not fit through the narrow gate which leads to life.
“One peculiarity of Theonomic postmillennialism is its emphasis on the application of Biblical law to every area of human life as the means of bringing about millennial blessing.”
Why is the civil magistrate not to enforce the “first Table of the Law”? Because he is somehow not subject to the Word of God? No! Because it’s not his job!