Going Beyond the Five Points
Pursuing a More Comprehensive Reformation
In recent years, a doctrinal shift has taken place among believers so great that even the secular press has taken notice. Christians across denominational lines are laying hold of the biblical truth of God’s electing love and saving grace in Christ, commonly called Calvinism.
For many, this marks the beginning of a deeper study into the whole counsel of God in Scripture. A thirst to be thoroughly biblical in all areas of life is driving a more comprehensive present-day reformation beyond the famous ‘five points.’
This book captures the voices of seasoned Reformed pastors graciously guiding and encouraging Christ’s beloved sheep to press on and to seek the ‘old paths, where the good way is’ (Jer. 6:16). Pastor Rob Ventura is general editor.
Dr. Richard C. Barcellos – The Ten Commandments and their application today.
Dr. Samuel Waldron – The Regulative Principle of Worship
Pastor Earl M. Blackburn – Covenant Theology, from a Baptistic Perspective, and the Church
Dr. Robert Martin – The Proper Use of Confessions of Faith
Dr. James R. White
In this anthology you will be instructed concerning the abiding relevance of the Ten Commandments, God-centered worship, the masterful unfolding of God’s great plan of redemption through divine covenants, the identity, nature, and work of the church, and the help that confessions of faith lend to our grasp of God’s glorious Word.
Table of Contents
Editor’s Preface: Rob Ventura
Foreword: Dr. James R. White
- The Ten Commandments and the Christian
- The Regulative Principle
- Covenant Theology
- The Church
- The Legitimacy and Use of Confessions of Faith
“I was greatly impressed with both the passion and compassion these authors wrote. Their overarching concern is easily recognized as the glory of God. The secondary concern is to engage this new generation of Reformed Christians, specifically, Reformed Baptists, to help them understand that T.U.L.I.P. is just the beginning.
With only five chapters over 279 pages, one quickly understands that there is much thought and content in each chapter. While I am sure not everyone will agree wholeheartedly with everything that is written in these pages, it will be safe to say that they will need to wrestle not only with the Bible, but with a historical understanding of Baptists.
Sam Waldron’s chapter on the Regulative Principle, some 74 pages long is fairly daunting though he makes a convincing case that we ought to worship God according to the Scriptures even if it means stopping long-standing and cherished traditions in your local congregation.
All five of these chapters are saturated in Scripture, enriched with historical understanding, and are meant to drive the modern Christian to a deeper appreciation of the things of God that go beyond a flower or debate over soteriology.” — Terry Delaney