Circumcision Was Always About The Necessity Of Regeneration

HB reader Allan writes, The NT apostolic doctrine is that OT circumcision of the flesh is replaced by NT circumcision of the heart. I have not found them saying it is replaced by baptism. Allan, Circumcision was always a sign of what . . . Continue reading →

A Curriculum For Those Wrestling Through Covenant Theology And Infant Baptism

As evangelical Christians continue to come into contact with historic Reformed writers and the Reformed confessions they often they notice some significant discrepancies between what they have known and believed, what is being presented as “Reformed,” and what they are reading in . . . Continue reading →

Abraham, Moses, And Circumcision

Introduction Since the early to mid-19th century, American evangelical Christianity has been largely dominated by a set of assumptions about the nature of redemptive history and the progress of revelation that may be called Baptistic. Not everyone who holds these assumptions or . . . Continue reading →

Baptism and Circumcision According to Colossians 2:11–12

What follows is taken from a larger essay, “A Contemporary Reformed Defense of Infant Baptism:” What is the Connection Between Circumcision and Baptism? The connection between baptism and circumcision is quite clear in Colossians 2:11–12. The connection is not direct, but indirect . . . Continue reading →

Circumcision and Baptism

Colossians 2:11-12: “In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him . . . Continue reading →