Calvin on Rejecting Scripture

Rejecting Scripture: Institutes I:9:1 1.The fanatics wrongly appeal to the Holy Spirit Those who, rejecting Scripture, imagine that they have some peculiar way of penetrating to God, are to be [...]

The Limits of Pastoral Authority

What are the limits of pastoral authority? This is a pressing question with very significant practical implications, and the matter is of importance and interest to many people. I have found one [...]

The Trial of Benjamin Keach (Part 4)

We arrive at the climax and denouement of our story.  Judge Hyde accuses Keach of being a Fifth Monarchy Man, which interestingly, Keach does not deny. This does not mean, of course, that he [...]

The Trial of Benjamin Keach (Part 3)

Though Keach was offered the opportunity of waiting, he seems to have desired to move ahead without delay. We continue where we left off, picking up the thread from our last post: Judge. I have [...]

The Trial of Benjamin Keach (Part 2)

We continue with more of the account of Benjamin Keach’s trial. The Clarendon Code was in full force, and one senses the bitterness directed toward the current clergy of that church in [...]

Calvin on Scripture and the Spirit’s Testimony

Scripture and the Spirit’s Testimony: Institutes I:8:1 1. Scripture is superior to all human wisdom In vain were the authority of Scripture fortified by argument, or supported by the [...]

Director of Administration Appointed

The Trustees of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew A. Stahl as Director of Administration for IRBS Theological Seminary. Matthew A. Stahl [...]

The Trial of Benjamin Keach (Part 1)

Records from the English court system exist in a variety of places; many are accessible to us through massive published volumes. This happened during the reign of Charles II, after the Act of [...]

Truth and Consequences

Submitted by Prof. Renihan The relation between exegesis and theology is very interesting. After the process of careful exegetical study, what do we do with the results? To some degree, this [...]

The Glory and Beauty of Christian Theology

Submitted by Prof. Renihan There is a certain kind of over-confidence that resides in the minds of many today; an overconfidence expressed in their attempts to adjust or even re-write Christian [...]

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