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"This volume gathers into one place a helpful collection of thoughts on an important subject by respected Baptist writers. Those who think that covenant theology is synonymous with paedobaptism will find that notion debunked by the chapters in this book. If you are looking for a good introduction to exegetical, theological, historical and pastoral arguments for a thoroughl "This volume gathers into one place a helpful collection of thoughts on an important subject by respected Baptist writers. Those who think that covenant theology is synonymous with paedobaptism will find that notion debunked by the chapters in this book. If you are looking for a good introduction to exegetical, theological, historical and pastoral arguments for a thoroughly Baptist understanding of covenant theology, read this book." -Tom Ascol; Director of Founders Ministries & Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, FL


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"This volume gathers into one place a helpful collection of thoughts on an important subject by respected Baptist writers. Those who think that covenant theology is synonymous with paedobaptism will find that notion debunked by the chapters in this book. If you are looking for a good introduction to exegetical, theological, historical and pastoral arguments for a thoroughl "This volume gathers into one place a helpful collection of thoughts on an important subject by respected Baptist writers. Those who think that covenant theology is synonymous with paedobaptism will find that notion debunked by the chapters in this book. If you are looking for a good introduction to exegetical, theological, historical and pastoral arguments for a thoroughly Baptist understanding of covenant theology, read this book." -Tom Ascol; Director of Founders Ministries & Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, FL

30 review for Covenant Theology: A Baptist Distinctive

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Jankowski

    "[Note: Those who believe infant baptism places a child in the 'covenant of grace' invent an unbiblical nether-realm where the child is neither lost or saved; unless they hold to presumptive or baptismal regeneration.]" (Chapter 1, footnote pp.61-62) This is just simply wrong. The author assumes the baptistic conceptualization of new covenant membership and then forces it upon a paedobaptistic practice. Surely the author has at least done enough study to realize Presybterians do not see covenanta "[Note: Those who believe infant baptism places a child in the 'covenant of grace' invent an unbiblical nether-realm where the child is neither lost or saved; unless they hold to presumptive or baptismal regeneration.]" (Chapter 1, footnote pp.61-62) This is just simply wrong. The author assumes the baptistic conceptualization of new covenant membership and then forces it upon a paedobaptistic practice. Surely the author has at least done enough study to realize Presybterians do not see covenantal inclusion the same as Baptists? There is no perceived nether-realm, contrary to quoted allegation above. Until the child has faith, the child is lost. The author's allegation is unsupported in the book. Apparently Mr. Blackburn is unfamiliar with Westminster Standards. That's truly sad given that he identifies as being reformed. Had he read WLC 58-61, 79, WSC 29,30 or WCF Chapter 7, particularly Section III, he would not have made such an egregious error as above. "Man by his fall having made himself incapable of life by that covenant, the Lord was pleased to make a second, commonly called the Covenant of Grace: whereby he freely offereth unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ, requiring of them faith in him, that they may be saved; and promising to give unto all those that are ordained unto life his Holy Spirit, to make them willing and able to believe."

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tim Garber

    Great introduction to the different covenants in the Bible. I never understood covenant theology until I picked up this book. It made it easy to understand and gave a great foundation to my understanding of covenants.

  3. 5 out of 5

    NG

    Raised as a baptist, dispensationalist, semi-augustinian (we held to ‘once-saved-always-saved’ and the necessity of God’s Grace in a hypothetical universalism sort of way) and recently convinced to accept the “5 points & 5 Solas”, I wanted to learn more about the reformed faith and specifically covenant theology. Most of the great writings on covenant theology are written by paedobaptists, but I wanted to learn what the historical particular baptist position on covenant theology was. That’s wher Raised as a baptist, dispensationalist, semi-augustinian (we held to ‘once-saved-always-saved’ and the necessity of God’s Grace in a hypothetical universalism sort of way) and recently convinced to accept the “5 points & 5 Solas”, I wanted to learn more about the reformed faith and specifically covenant theology. Most of the great writings on covenant theology are written by paedobaptists, but I wanted to learn what the historical particular baptist position on covenant theology was. That’s where this book comes in - Covenant Theology: A Baptist Distinctive. Some of my thoughts: 1) The first chapter “Covenant Theology Simplified” was the most edifying. 2) The remainder of the book was highly repetitive at times and I felt like the various authors (5 in total) utilized different terminology or had slightly different views on the covenants (there seemed to be a mix of 1689 federalism with modern 20th century Reformed Baptist teaching). The discussion of hermeneutics was good, but was very surface level in its interaction with dispensationalism. 3) The authors refute dispensational teachings that probably very few dispensationalist actually believe today. There were a couple of quotes from John MacArthur, but I don’t believe Ryrie or Pentecost were sited at all. 4) There was some discussion of covenant theology and ecclesiology, but nothing regarding eschatology. Overall, I felt that this book was more of a polemical publication to prove that Baptist’s have a covenant theology and are covenantal just like paedobaptists. The downside for me (as someone steeped in dispensationalism) is that really only 1 chapter (the first one) helped me understand the baptist covenantal position.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jake Litwin

    This is an excellent primer and defense on Reformed Covenantal Baptist Theology. The various authors cover the basics of covenant theology, where WCF and LBC agree and disagree, as well as the major theological problems with dispensationalism. For those new to Covenant Theology this is a great book to start with, especially to see that Baptists have a covenantal heritage that is historically grounded in Scripture.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Philip Brown

    Super helpful framework stuff. Interaction with the paedobaptists was pretty solid. I met Fred Malone back in July and he's a great guy so I wanted to get into reading a bit of his stuff. His chapter on hermeneutics is worth the price of the book. Awesome book. Super helpful framework stuff. Interaction with the paedobaptists was pretty solid. I met Fred Malone back in July and he's a great guy so I wanted to get into reading a bit of his stuff. His chapter on hermeneutics is worth the price of the book. Awesome book.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Taylor DeSoto

    This book stands far above Denault or Renihan. It avoids the revisionist history that many of Reformed Baptists fall into and affirms the historical view of the Covenant from a Baptist perspective.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Dane Jöhannsson

    A great introduction to one view of Baptist covenant theology (commonly called the "vanilla baptist view"). Very helpful in forming my own covenantal views. A great introduction to one view of Baptist covenant theology (commonly called the "vanilla baptist view"). Very helpful in forming my own covenantal views.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nathan Douthit

    A great introduction to the topic. Brief and accessible but may leave you wanting something more comprehensive.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Achord

    Short and concise. A great intro to Baptist CT, with historical overview provided. The contributors are all godly, sincere men. I was looking for more interaction with paedobaptist ideas, but that was not the primary purpose of the book. Would recommend.

  10. 5 out of 5

    damian daigle

    A great introduction into 20th century baptist covenant theology. Explains the particulars well, along with its distinctions from presbyterian CT.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Michael Bering Smith

    A no-nonsense introduction to Baptist covenant theology. Capable contributors, case clearly presented.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Johnson

    Great intro to Baptist Covenant Theology

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    Cody

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    Bobby Crenshaw

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    Stonewall Dixon

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    Paul Buckley

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    Isaac Whitney

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    Jeremy

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    Evan Knies

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    Mark Goeman

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    David Bane

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    Orlando Gómez

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mike Wyatt

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