Excellent book. Denault examines and compares the differences between paedobaptist (Presbyterian and Congregationalist) and credobaptist (Particular Baptist) covenant theology from four angles: The Covenant of Works, the Covenant of Grace, the Old Covenant, and the New Covenant. This book is a must-read for covenantal baptists, dispensationalists who think all covenant theologians are the same, and Reformed/Presbyterian/Congregationalist paedobaptists who are interested in checking out the strongest arguments Baptist covenant theology has to offer. You can purchase it directly from the publisher here.
Paul uses the old covenant to illustrate the covenant of works and the covenant of grace. But the old covenant, though it be a covenant of works, is not the covenant of works, nor is it the covenant of grace.
via The covenant of works and the covenant of grace in the old covenant | Particular Voices.
In this post from Particular Voices, Sam Renihan uses John Norton’s meticulous definitions of the word grace to highlight the differences between Paedobaptist and Credobaptist covenant theology.
via The Covenant of Created Supernatural Special Saving Effectual Grace [Particular Voices] | The Confessing Baptist.
Not only is there diversity among Confessional Baptists concerning covenant theology, the history of paedobaptist covenant theology is far from monolithic. In this post from Sam Renihan’s Particular Voices, Edmund Calamy, a Westminster Divine, lists a few different views he is acquainted with.
via Diversity in 17th Century Federal Thinking [Particular Voices] | The Confessing Baptist.
Can man merit anything by works? For whom did Christ die? What was the relationship between the Mosaic covenant and the covenant of works with Adam? Did the Mosaic covenant offer eternal life? Sam Renihan explores these questions using material from John Norton and Samuel Bolton in this post from Particular Voices.
via Covenantal Merit, Definite Atonement, and Republication [Particular Voices] | The Confessing Baptist.
One huge question central to any debate over covenant theology is whether or not the Mosaic covenant was an administration of the covenant of grace whereby sinners are saved (let alone the question of what an “administration” actually is). While many modern Reformed Baptists say yes, the Mosaic covenant was substantially the covenant of grace, Benjamin Keach disagrees, as we see in this post from Sam Renihan at Particular Voices.
via The Law is Not of Faith [Keach] | The Confessing Baptist.