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Sunday, April 09, 2006

The 1689 London Baptist Confession

I have finished reading it, and have found it to be EXCELLENT. I can see why Reformed Baptists still reference it as their/our standard confession.

I strongly recommend reading it HERE. It will likely take a bit of time to get through it, as it uses a little bit of archaic language.

I would love to see this rewritten in modern vernacular and presented to Baptist churches as a proposal for a confession of faith. Since Southern Baptists hail from Particular Baptists anyway, it would be a good lesson in history as well as theology for our church members.

....of course, I've also often been called an idealist, but here's to hoping!

(HT: Patrick Hanley -- see, it WAS a short review!)

SDG

--- !!! UPDATE !!! ---

Thanks to a comment from a fellow blogger (b.preston) I have been able to locate an updated version of the 1689 Confession that is in modern English! Go figure, it is on the Founders website! You can locate it HERE and it will prove to be a much easier read!

2 Comments:

  • Mr Hewitt,

    Someone agreed with you. The 2nd London Baptist Confession has been rewritten in modern English. You can find it here along with a very useful tabular comparison to the WCF of 1646 (which will take you even longer to read).

    http://www.rblist.org/

    Join the list if you like.

    Blessings,

    B.Preston

    By Blogger B. Preston, at Monday, April 10, 2006 11:45:00 PM  

  • B.preston --

    Excellent! I'll have to look it up! Many thanks!

    To God Alone be Glory,
    David Hewitt

    By Blogger David B. Hewitt, at Tuesday, April 11, 2006 6:45:00 AM  

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