Although John Owen wasn’t a Particular Baptist (or a Baptist at all, for that matter), the 17th century Particular Baptists drew heavily from his work in covenant theology in expressing their own views. Here is a portion from Owen’s commentary on Hebrews, recommended by Particular Baptist Nehemiah Coxe (most likely editor of the 1689 Second London Confession of Faith), provided by Reformed Baptist Fellowship.
via The Covenant of Grace fully revealed in the New Covenant [Reformed Baptist Fellowship] | The Confessing Baptist.
Here’s a few great audio lectures from Sam Renihan concerning how the biblical covenants fit into redemptive history. He makes a great point in the lecture about the Davidic covenant about how Israel’s desire for a king was actually good, but their reasons were wrong. The third lecture is basically a walk-through of the theological and biblical covenants, covering the covenant of redemption, covenant of works with Adam, the revelation of the covenant of grace, the Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic, and new covenants. It provides an excellent introductory survey of the scheme of what is coming to be called “1689 Federalism,” for those particularly curious about that. Enjoy!
Redemptive History & the Covenants, Kingship & the Davidic Covenant, CT Foundations [Audio] – Sam Renihan | The Confessing Baptist.
P.S. I’m curious to see if any of my readers actually tend to download the audio mp3s I link to. I’m able to listen to sermons and lectures all the time at work, but I know others don’t have that luxury. Please comment and let me know if you find anything helpful!
Was the Abrahamic covenant of circumcision a covenant of grace, works, or both? Whatever it was, it wasn’t the covenant of grace, the new covenant.
The Old Covenant of Works and the New Covenant of Grace – Edward Hutchinson | The Confessing Baptist.
In the latest post from Sam Renihan at Particular Voices, an anonymous Particular Baptist borrows one of John Owen’s arguments to show how the new covenant is distinct from the old.
The Faulty Covenant and the Better Covenant – Particular Voices | The Confessing Baptist.