Podcast #2: Pascal Denault On The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology (1 Of 2) + 3 Book Giveaways
On episode two of our podcast, we interview Pascal Denault on his new book The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology: A Comparison Between Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist and Paedobaptist Federalism.
After that, we talk about some Reformed Baptist news and give you a preview of next week’s episode featuring the second part of our interview with Pascal Denault on his newest book.
(RSS & Email readers, click through to see below podcast audio and widget):
Podcast #2: Pascal Denault On The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology (1 Of 2)
[1:06:28]: Download | Embeddable Player | Subscribe to the podcast in a RSS reader, iTunes or by Email
Win The Book!
To celebrate our new podcast we’d like to give you some free stuff. To be entered for a change to win, one of three of Pascal Denault new book The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology, simply enter via the widget below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
- By Junior:
- By Jason:
- By Javier:
Physical Children or Spiritual Children?
“But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.” (Isaiah 53:10 NASB)
Who is “He” and who are “His offspring”?
How does one become “His offspring”?
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13
(Source: amandaonwriting, via teachingliteracy)
The Sandlot hit theaters 20 years ago today. Here’s what the cast is up to now.
Covenant Theology Foundations (by Samuel Renihan)
@DrewMery1689 links to a 2010 Sunday School lecture given by Sam Renihan(1). I have three concerns about this lecture (Note: Like Sam I am also 1689’r but today(2) I hold the “One Covenant-Two Administrations” view over the Republicationist view) .
- Mr. Renihan equates the Abrahamic Covenant with the Old Covenant. However, doesn’t scripture equate the Mosaic Covenant with the Old Covenant? Jeremiah 31:31-32ff “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord.“ cf. Hebrews 8
- Mr. Renihan identifies the Abrahamic Covenant as Prototypical. As a Reformed (Covenantal) Baptist I take issue with this. If the Abrahamic Covenant is Prototypical then Christ ushered in the Abrahamic Kingdom and we should apply the Covenant Sign to our children. However, Reformed Federal/ Covenant /Biblical Theology has always maintained that [there are two Federal Heads or two Adams, Adam and Christ, the Second Adam. Abraham is not a Third Adam] Adam is the Prototype and the economy from Fall to Redemption is Typological - based on the Prototype of Adam and Eve in Eden dwelling with God. All Types pointing to the Antitype, Christ and His work for us in His Life, Death, and Resurrection. Christ initiates the Messianic Kingdom which will be consummated when He returns. [Update: See Guy Prentiss Waters “The Covenant of Works” in which he critiques the problem of making Abraham a Third Adam]
- Mr. Renihan asks if the glorified body can dwell in this world. The obvious answer is, “Yes, Christ dwelt in this world with His glorified body and we know we shall be like him.” I would caution that to say a new world is needed so we can dwell there may give the appearance of being man-focused. If Mr. Renihan wants an answer as to why this world must make way for the Messianic Kingdom then I would say the Fall necessitates it. When God created the heavens He declared them “good”. When He created the earth He declared it “good”. When He created Man He declared them “good”. But the fall changed all that. Now even the stars are not pure in His sight (Job 25:5). Now the earth groans in hope of its redemption (Romans 8:18-25). And of course God’s image has been corrupted. But since the initiation of the Messianic Kingdom man is being re-made, a new creation, conforming to the image of Christ. But this is just the beginning. The Heavens will one day be rolled away like a scroll and the earth will be destroyed with fire. Then the New Heavens and New Earth will appear where His image-bearers will once again dwell with their Creator. The question isn’t, “Can our glorified bodies live in this current world?” The question is, “What will God do about sin and its effects?’ His creation has been polluted by the Fall, are offensive to Him, He will destroy them, and create a New Heavens and Earth where He may dwell with His image-bearers.
1. I note this lecture is from 2010 to acknowledge Mr. Renihan may have changed his position on some of these points since then.
2. I note “today” to acknowledge I may change my position since this writing : )
Poorly Drawn Lines