In just a few short months, we will be hosting our next modular course with Dr. Fred Malone—Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology. Dr. Malone is an Adjunct Professor of New Testament Studies as well as pastor of First Baptist Church in Clinton, Louisiana and the author of The Baptism of Disciples Alone. As a Baptist pastor who was a former Presbyterian minister, he provides an insightful summary of the issues surrounding covenant theology. Dr. Malone explains the need for this course:
The study of Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology is greatly needed today. Historically, many Baptists have held to Covenant Theology, especially those associated with the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession and its clones (Philadelphia, Charleston, etc.). With the rise of dispensationalism in the Twentieth Century, many Baptists have jettisoned that original historical theology, often ignorant of its very existence in Baptist history. The revival of Reformed Theology in the last 50 years has attracted many Baptists again. However, often being told that Covenant Theology requires the acceptance of paedobaptism, many have either rejected Covenant Theology or have been attracted toward paedobaptist churches. The purpose of this course is to teach the Covenant Theology which Baptists have held in the past, both biblically and historically. Modern-day issues which affect Covenantal Baptists today will be examined in due course: paedobaptism, paedocommunion, theonomy, hypercovenantalism, the New Perspective, New Covenant Theology, etc. The implications for a robust Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology will be explored in matters of evangelism, sanctification, ecclesiology, sacraments, eschatology, pastoral ministry, etc.
To hear more about our upcoming course, the latest episode of the Confessing Baptist Podcast features Dr. Waldron interviewing Dr. Malone. If you have the opportunity, we encourage you to listen to this informative interview.
So don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn more about Baptist Covenant Theology from Dr. Fred Malone on our campus in Owensboro, Kentucky. Sign up now to attend! For those who are not students, you can still participate by simply paying a low $100 auditing fee. Additionally, in order to keep the costs down for our distance students and visiting auditors, we plan to offer places to stay (limited housing is available). With this in mind, if you have any questions about this exciting course, please contact our Administrator/Registrar by email at [email protected] or by phone at 270.925.6992. We look forward to an enriching and edifying study together.