1689 federalism

  1. brandonadams

    Aquinas’ Distinction Between Membership in the New Covenant and the era of the New Covenant

    Augustine limits the Old Covenant to temporal, earthly promises and argues that OT saints were saved by the New Covenant. Aquinas followed Augustine on this point, citing him several times in Summa Theologica I-II, 106-107 (Old “Law” = Old Covenant; New “Law” = New Covenant). The Catechism...
  2. RobertPGH1981

    The Mystery of Christ: His Covenant & Kingdom: Typology

    Hello All, I am currently a 1689 Baptist who is considering switching to a local RPCNA church. Long story short I am on the fence 50/50 on each view and I am having a hard time understanding the distinctives between the two covenant theology camps. I am comparing Baptist Covenant Theology...
  3. Herald

    1689 Federalism Revisited

    About a year ago (or more) there was a vigorous discussion on Baptist Federalism, which is better known simply as 1689 Federalism. I was intrigued by it but decided not to fully embrace it. Its relative newness concerned me. Whenever something new hits the theological scene the first thing I see...
  4. Matthew1344

    1689 Federalism and Dispensationalism

    I have heard claims that 1689 Federalism has the hallmark of dispensationalism, being that 1689 Federalism separates Israel and the church. It seems to me that that is an accurate assessment. I understand that I could be very wrong in my understanding. Also, I understand that this post might...
  5. brandonadams

    1689 Federalism Recommended Reading List

    If anyone is interested in studying 1689 Federalism, here is a recommended reading list. You should start at the top and work your way through the list. The Divine Covenants, A. W. Pink An Essay on the Kingdom of Christ, Abraham Booth (note that one reprint adds an essay by a later author...
  6. brandonadams

    Clarification on the label "1689 Federalism"

    In another thread, MW asked: The term "1689 Federalism" was coined approximately 5 years ago to describe the majority view of the 17th century particular baptists. It was a view that had been neglected/lost. 20th century Reformed Baptists were not familiar with it, thus a label was necessary...