Brandon Adams fights against the common attitude that Baptists Couldn’t Possibly Know What They’re Talking about: Debating Owen, Round 472 [Adams] | The Confessing Baptist.
Samuel Petto asks and answers the question, Is the better covenant distinct from that at Sinai? | Particular Voices.
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.
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.
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.
One of the key differences between the Covenant Theology of the framers of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith and that of the Westminster Confession has to do with the nature of the Covenant of Grace, that is, the covenant through which sinners are saved. The Westminster Confession presents the view of one over-arching Covenant manifested in several historical covenants (e.g. Abrahamic, Mosaic, New). The 1689 Confession, on the other hand, maintains that prior to the formal establishment of the New Covenant at the time of Christ, the “covenant of grace” consisted only in the form of gospel promises revealed “by farther steps” throughout biblical history. If an individual living before Christ believed these promises, he was redeemed by the future spilled blood of Christ just as surely as believers living today.
Nehemiah Coxe answers the question, Was there an old covenant administration of the covenant of grace?.