old covenant

  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

    Old Testament era Baptism

    Hello All, So forgive my ignorance here but Baptism isn't a topic I researched much from an OT perspective. I was trying to understand the significance of the baptisms that took place by John since they were still under the Old Covenant practices. It is understood that the covenant sign of...
  3. C. Matthew McMahon

    Primitive Baptism by Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708)

    Primitive Baptism and Therein Infant’s and Parent’s Rights by Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708) Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708) was a nonconformist divine, a meek and spirited Reformed preacher, and scholarly linguist. This wonderful work by Matthew Sylvester is an exegetical triumph of proper...
  4. Panegyric

    'Membership,' and covenant breaking

    Especially between Presbyterians & Baptists, the unbreakableness of the New Covenant has been much controverted as a possible way of resolving the debate over subjects of baptism (see this thread for instance). The unbreakableness of the New Covenant is usually deduced from Jeremiah 31:32 (cf...
  5. R

    Restoration and Post-Exilic Covenant

    This weekend I heard it taught that the predictions of great glory, blessing, and prosperity following the Restoration from Babylonian Exile went essentially unfulfilled, that the post-Exilic period was one of overwhelming spiritual failure and disappointment in Israel. This really took me by...