Thanks for picking up on my question in the other thread. I appreciate the impressive list you have posted in your reply. However I'm honestly trying to understand how Baptists view the Covenant of Grace God made with Abraham.

Our different views on the Covenant of Grace God made with Abraham seems to stem from how we view our children. In Genesis 17:6-11 we read, "I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."

And God said to Abraham: "As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised; and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you."

I was communicating with Steve via PM and he told me that he doesn't believe that God promises to save anyone's children. He believes that the children of believers should not be recognized in the promise. This prompted my question regarding how Baptists view the continuity of the old and new covenants. It seems we have not only different perspectives but don't understand each other's positions. This is not an all inclusive statement because I'm sure some here understand both sides quite well but I'm convinced not all do.

In the other thread Joe is explaining the view I hold and I'm reading Steve's replies to try to understand his Baptist view.


When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died, my richest gain I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride. - Isaac Watts