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Why You Shouldn't Baptize Your Kids

August 9, 2022 · Chris Carter

Covenant Theology

As an ardent Particular Baptist, I’m ashamed to say that I’ve had a recent fling with paedobaptism. Like a relationship with that girl from church camp you had one summer back in 10th grade, my dive into covenants, signs, and things signified, was passionate, fervent, and animated. For some time,...

Circumcision: A Sign of Faith

July 13, 2022 · Chris Carter

Covenant Theology

There are those who say that circumcision is not a sign of faith, but rather an ordinance of the law, having nothing to do with faith at all. They do not deny that the sign of circumcision was the sign of the Old Covenant, rather, they uphold that the Old Covenant was only a covenant in the flesh...

Be Fruitful and Multiply: The Antidote to the Poison of the Service Economy

January 10, 2022 · Chris Carter

Resistance Theory

The Christian tradition has always placed a strong emphasis on property ownership. In fact, it is such a central concept to the law of God that it is one of the Ten Commandments: “do not steal”. The books of the law, like with the other commandments, give various case law examples of how to “not ...

Against the Divine Right of Kings

August 24, 2021 · Chris Carter

Resistance Theory

Church History

Leviathan Raises His HeadIn some parts of the world, the dominant political theory from the late 16th century to roughly the late 18th century was a doctrine known as the Divine Right of Kings. This doctrine states that a monarch is not answerable to any earthly authority. The reasoning behind th...

In Defense of the Reformed Baptist Position

August 17, 2021 · Chris Carter

Covenant Theology

The Reformed world is one which is largely characterized by agreement. For all that Reformed men and women like to debate the minutiae of Reformed Theology, the fact remains that these disputes are largely insignificant when contrasted with the larger issues of the faith. The Reformed world is a ...

The Decadence of the American Empire

July 17, 2021 · Chris Carter

History

A few months ago, a good friend of mine sent me an essay written by notable British general and historian Sir John Bagot Glubb called The Fate of Empires in which he examined the lifespans of eleven different empires across history. Glubb’s observation was that each empire spanned a period of app...

No Up and No Down: The Rot of Modernism and Postmodernism

May 19, 2021 · Chris Carter

Philosophy

History

There are chiefly three regimes of thought that have developed throughout human history. These are, in historical order: the Premodern, the Modern, and the Postmodern. All three of them have different ways of determining what is True, what is Good, and what is Beautiful.In general, the regime of ...

A Vindication of Resistance

April 12, 2021 · Chris Carter

Church History

Resistance Theory

On the day of the feast of St. Bartholomew in the year 1572, thousands Huguenots were slaughtered in the streets of Paris by mobs of Roman Catholics under the decree of the French monarchy.The Huguenots were a Protestant theological minority in France. They were importers of Calvin’s theology, an...