Podcast #5: Richard Barcellos – Better Than The Beginning (2 of 2) + Book Giveaway



On episode five of our podcast, we finish up our two part interview with Richard Barcellos on his new book Better Than The Beginning: Creation In Biblical Perspective [buy via Amazon | Amazon UK].

After that, we talk about some Reformed Baptist headlines and give you a preview of next week’s episode featuring Brian Dempsey on his journey from paedobaptist to credobaptism.

Podcast #5: Richard Barcellos – Better Than The Beginning (2 of 2)

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Old Testament Israel was a means to an end. The end is not Palestine. The end is not an earthly, Jerusalem temple at which animal sacrifices are offered. Ancient Israel was chosen by God to be a means through which the last Adam would come. She was also a means through which His Person, His work, His people, and His kingdom were typified. Israel has connections with the first man, Adam, and the last Adam, Jesus Christ.

Jesus is faithful Israel?

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Enjoyed this show and something I’ve been thinking through alot lately. #RPW

The Westminster Confession of Faith 1.6 writes, “The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man’s salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelations of the Spirit, or traditions of men.” In this episode,..


Ryan McGraw joins Christ the Center to speak about his book By Good and Necessary Consequence, which addresses the subject of making right deductions from Scripture. This book is published by Reformation Heritage Books as part of their series Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology.

Irenic response to baited question about the Baptist Confession of Faith and editing of the phrase “good and necessary consequence” in Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures, paragraph 6:

6. The whole Councel of God concerning all things (i) necessary for his own Glory, Mans Salvation, Faith and Life, is either expressely set down or necessarily contained in the Holy Scripture; unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new Revelation of the Spirit, or traditions of men. 

Nevertheless we acknowledge the (k) inward illumination of the Spirit of God, to be necessary for the saving understanding of such things as are revealed in the Word, and that there are some circumstances concerning the worship of God, and government of the Church common to humane actions and societies; which are to be (l) ordered by the light of nature, and Christian prudence according to the general rules of the Word, which are always to be observed.
i 2 Tim. 3. 15,16,17. Gal. 1. 8,9.
k John 6. 45. 1 Cor. 2. 9,10,11,12.
l 1 Cor. 11, 13,14. & ch. 14. 26. & 40.

Every other week Rev. Batzig (a regular guess on Reformed Forum: Christ the Center) meets with a group at New Covenant’s Study Center to consider various aspects of Biblical Theology. We have considered such topics as “Adam, Covenant and Christ,” “A Tale of Two Seeds,” and “Jesus: true Israel.”… 

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