Editorial -- By: Richard C. Barcellos
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RBTR Managing Editor
We offer RBTR IV:2 with the desire that our Lord Jesus would be glorified in what we publish and you would be edified and helped to love and serve Him better.
Pastor Robert Gonzales’ article “The Covenantal Context of the Fall: Did God Make a Primeval Covenant with Adam?” is a major contribution on the subject of creation and covenant. Pastor Gonzales definitely did his homework on this one. It is a fascinating read and reflects much reading and thought on this vital matter.
The second article is part two of my review article of The Progress of Doctrine in the New Testament by Thomas Dehany Bernard. I received some encouraging private emails about part one. Bernard’s book brings out the progress of doctrine in the NT in a way I have not read before.
Dr. James M. Renihan contributes a biographical sketch of Nehemiah Coxe. Coxe is one of the major Particular Baptist theologians of the 17th century. This sketch is reprinted by permission and is contained in the book Covenant Theology From Adam to Christ, Nehemiah Coxe and John Owen. The book is available at www.rbap.net. It is a must read for any student of the 2nd LCF (1689).
Dr. Robert P. Martin offers his second article on chapter one of the 2nd LCF, Of the Holy Scriptures. This second part discusses the identity of Scripture. As usual, Dr. Martin displays care and ample study. There is a marvelous blend of Historical, Exegetical, and Systematic theology in this article.
Our last article comes from one of Dr. Renihan’s M.Div. students – Brandon Wilkins. Brandon introduces us to A.H. Strong and, specifically, his journey toward ethical monism.
Book reviews, once again, are published at the end of the volume. We do so in an attempt to keep you somewhat up-to-date and informed about newly published books of interest.
On a final note, RBTR is published by RBAP, LLC (www.rbap.net). RBAP, LLC has two new titles I think will interest RBTR readers. Dr. James M. Renihan’s True Confessions: Baptist Documents in the Reformed Family is 8 ½" x 11", nearly 1" thick, durable soft cover, spiral bound, and lays flat for teaching utility. It is recommended by Dr. Michael Haykin. It is a must for all serious students of 17th century Particular Baptist theology. It places “the most important seventeenth
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century Baptist Confessions and Catechisms side by side with their Reformed source documents” (from the preface).
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