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.
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.
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.
Chapter 3.7 of the Second London Baptist Confession, based upon the Westminster Confession of Faith, is often misunderstood to mean we must be careful not to preach election and predestination to unbelievers or “baby” Christians. But this is not the case! In this post from Particular Voices, Sam Renihan offers a selection from John Norton (commenting on the WCF) in which he explains how we ought to be Handling predestination with special prudence and care.
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.
At Particular Voices, Sam Renihan brings us an extended passage from George Downame (chaplain to King James; not a Particular Baptist) dealing with the nature of and relationship between our effectual calling, regeneration, justification, and sanctification.