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.
Implications of the Covenant of Grace | 1689 7:2 | Sam Waldron
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.
Is the covenant of works biblical? | Tom Hicks
The Reformed confessions of faith all affirm that God made a “covenant of works” with Adam in the Garden of Eden. For...
Why is Theonomy Unbiblical?
Before critiquing theonomy, we need a good definition. Some people today who use the word “theonomy” don’t mean anything more than “God’s law” because the etimology of the word theonomy is “theos” which means God, and “nomos” which means law. They only want to affirm that God’s law is supreme over man’s law. And they’re right about that. God’s transcendent moral law is the norm that norms all norms. Governmental laws should always be consistent with God’s law and human law must never violate God’s law.
But in this post, I’ll be using the word “theonomy” in a more technical sense, which is rooted in the historic usage of the term.
Is “General Equity Theonomy” a Confessional and Biblical Doctrine?
Some of those who identify as theonomists today refer to themselves as “general equity theonomists,” believing that this identification lands them within the boundaries of Reformed confessional orthodoxy. But if it does, then the term “general equity” needs to be defined the same way the tradition defined it. The technical term “general equity” is used in both the Westminster Confession and the Second London Baptist Confession.
The 2LBC & the Covenant of Works
This is part 2 of a blog series by Rex Semrad on Covenant Theology. You can find part 1 here. There has been an...
Covenant Theology, the 2LBC & CBTS
In my years here at CBTS I’ve fielded a plethora of questions from potential students and curious inquirers. If...