Contrary to what some around me might think, I love people. I love to sit and watch people interact. I love to listen to people tell stories and share burdens. However, I’m also an introvert. I know, it seems strange that an introvert would be in a profession...
As I entered without incident and with ease into the proper lane of traffic, I found grounds for praise to God–both for safety and for the marvelous security of predictability that reflects his infinite intelligence.
LOUISVILLE, KY. On March 23-25, 2023, Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary hosted its second annual “Covenant Conference” in Louisville. KY. The conference title was “How Then Should We Worship?” covering the subject of biblical worship. The speakers included Jim Savastio, Sam Waldron, Conrad Mbewe, Scott Aniol, Tom Nettles, and John Miller. By God’s kindness, around 200 people attended the conference. Particular Baptist Heritage Books was the main conference bookstore, and several other vendors were present.
The root of quarrelsomeness is “covetousness.” Covetousness is discontentment with Christ, a desire to be satisfied in something outside of Him.
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.
“Christians have not been called to proclaim the probable existence of a bare, generic, philosophical conception of a god. Rather, followers of Jesus Christ have been called to make disciples of the one, true, living God throughout every corner of the earth.”
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.
“Van Til revolutionized Old Princeton’s faulty approach to the defense of Christianity, demonstrating how the Reformed doctrine of God must inform the method of apologetics from start to finish.”
This paragraph shows a number of important ways in which the Baptists agreed with basic aspects of the covenant theology of the Reformed.
At the center of Old Princeton’s confessional identity was the conviction that the doctrine of God is most important to shaping every other facet of theological speculation, in supplementation to informing one’s ability to accurately understand reality itself.