The Covenant of Grace

The genius of Particular Baptist covenant theology is seen in the 2nd London Confession of Faith 1677/1689 (2LCF) Chapter 7. In paragraph 1, the general necessity of God’s working through covenant is stated. It is because of “voluntary condescension on God’s part” that he establishes the covenant of grace to bring the “reward of life” to his elect. In paragraph 2, the essential elements of the covenant of grace are highlighted:
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Born to Reign

Prior to Jesus’ crucifixion, Pilate asked Jesus about His kingdom.  The Lord Christ answered, “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36).

Christ’s kingdom certainly includes the world as He has all authority in heaven and on earth (Mt. 28:18), but Christ’s kingdom did not originate from the world.  In other words, Click to read more about “Born to Reign”

A Heart Problem

The Bible reveals that man’s greatest problem is a problem of the heart. Unfortunately, there are people who believe that if they just fix their environment, social status, or economic standing, then all their problems will be solved.

Jesus Christ taught that what comes out of a man is that which defiles a man (Mark 7:20). In the words of God’s prophet Jeremiah, Click to read more about “A Heart Problem”

The Good News

The word “gospel” simply means “good news.”  The gospel is the historic, revealed message concerning Jesus Christ. It is that record of events which focuses upon Christ’s life, death, and resurrection for sinners. It is important to understand this as some Christians with good intentions maintain that believers should “live the gospel.”

Technically, one cannot live the good news of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection for sinners – it is a message, it is a declaration, it is good news. One can live in light of it or one can let his conduct be worthy of it or one can pursue holiness; but to live out the events of Christ’s redemptive work on behalf of sinners, is simply not our calling. Click to read more about “The Good News”