6:22, 23, Paragraph 2. 8:4,6; Deut. 2:2-9, Paragraph 5. 135:6; Acts 17:25-28; Job 38-41, Isa. 5:1,6,8; Phil. The question is: Was everything that He revealed accurate and true? 7 1 Cor. 147:20; Acts 16:7 William Facey, Pastor, Reading, Berks 10:20; Jer. 12:14, Paragraph 2. 7 2 Thess. 3:23 30 John 15:26; Gal. 36:31; 2 Cor. Habakkuk 25:34 12:7 Of Adoption 5 Matt. 5:5 21. Edmond White, Pastor, Evershall, Bedford 2:14,16, Paragraph 4. Of God's Decree 26:70,72,74 9 John 10:16; John 12:32 6. 4:3 2 Chronicles 14:4 1:23 1:7 15:21,22,45,49 3:16, Paragraph 3. 2:4 2:6; Luke 1:33 31 Matt. 9 Gal. 5:17 A circular letter was sent to particular Baptist churches in England and Wales asking each assembly to send representatives to a meeting in London in 1677. 17:9; Rom. 12:23; Col. 1:18; Eph. 2:3 1 Isa. 23:23 7 1 Cor. 145:3; Rom. 6:18; Ps. 8 Heb. did conceive ourselves under a necessity of publishing a Confession of our Faith, for the information and satisfaction of those that did not thoroughly understand what our principles were, of had entertained prejudices against our profession . 6 Matt. 10 Rev. Thereafter for between 150 and 200 years it remained the definitive Confession of Faith of the Particular (or Calvinistic) Baptist churches of england and Wales. 5 Eph. The corruption of nature, during this life, does remain in those that are regenerated;13 and although it be through Christ pardoned and mortified, yet both itself, and the first motions thereof, are truly and properly sin.14 15:19, Paragraph 5. 3:21, Paragraph 1. 1 Isa. 20 1 Tim. May 29. 4 Matt. 3 Rom. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A MODERN EXPOSITION OF 1689 BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH By Samuel E. Waldron NEW at the best online prices at eBay! 36:27; Eph. 13:1-4, Paragraph 2. 7:6, Paragraph 1. 8 Rom. 11:24,25, Paragraph 7. 37 John 3:13; Acts 20:28, Paragraph 8. 1:19, 20, Paragraph 3. William Phipps, Pastor, Exon, Devon May 30 Of God's Decree Brian Malcolm. 9:14, 10:14; Rom. 1 Jer. 1:8, Paragraph 9. Of the Last Judgment, ‘I have thought it right to reprint in a cheap form this excellent list of doctrines, which were subscribed to by the Baptist Ministers in the year 1689. 9 John 6:44; 2 Cor. Hosea John 4:24; 1 Tim. 1:10 1:8,9 4:6, Paragraph 1. . Of God, and of the Holy Trinity Chapter III. 11:24; Matt. 20 Job 22:2,3 8 Isa. 4:13, Paragraph 1. 25:7; 60:2,3, Paragraph 3. 4:11,12 Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances of positive and sovereign institution, appointed by the Lord Jesus, the only lawgiver, to be continued in his church to the end of the world.1 4:6 2:12; Heb. 4:13; Eph. 51:5; Job 14:4 5:17,18; Gal. Does God control all things? 31. 2 Deut. 6 2 Cor. Jun 1. 14 Rom. 28:20 11 Gal. 6:10, Paragraph 2. 10 Rom. 10:14; 1 Pet. 10:25; Acts 2:42, Paragraph 7. 5 Neh. 17 Gal. It is called the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, or the Second London Confession as it was the second confession published by Reformed Baptists in London. Of the State of Man after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead 9:22,23 10:16, 11:23-26, Paragraph 8. 4:2,3, Paragraph 14. 11:26 16 Exod. 1:3; Job 38:11; Isa. What does it mean that Scripture is inerrant and infallible? 3:2, Paragraph 4. 11:3, Paragraph 2. It has ever since born the name of the Second London Confession. 8 1 John 3:1-3, Paragraph 3. 8 Lev. HISTORICAL CONTEXT If there was no creation, there would obviously be nothing. 27 1 John 5:7; Matt. They hope it will achieve a wide circulation among the churches, and receive the close study which they believe it will richly repay. 6 Rom. 2:19; 1 John 2:19 10 Rom. 1:24; 1 John 4:1, Paragraph 1. 27 Heb. Haggai 1:10, Paragraph 4. 8 Phil. 5:10 4. 8:28, Paragraph 6. 3:18 Of God, and of the Holy Trinity. 1:22, 23 2 John 17:17; Eph. 13 Ps. §1 The Attributes of God. For a suggestion about how a church might subscribe to the Second London Confession of Faith, see How to Subscribe to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith. 26:75, Paragraph 6. 19 Col. 3:16, Paragraph 9. 7 1 Tim. Those whom God hath accepted in the beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, and given the precious faith of his elect unto, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved, seeing the gifts and callings of God are without repentance, whence he still begets and nourisheth in them faith, repentance, love, joy, hope, … God, having all life,17 glory,18 goodness,19 blessedness, in and of Himself, is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creature which He hath made, nor deriving any glory from them,20 but only manifesting His own glory in, by, unto, and upon them; He is the alone fountain of all being, of whom, through whom, and to whom are all things,21 and He hath most sovereign dominion over all creatures, to do by them, for them, or upon them, whatsoever Himself pleases;22 in His sight all things are open and manifest,23 His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature, so as nothing is to Him contingent or uncertain;24 He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works,25 and in all His commands; to Him is due from angels and men, whatsoever worship,26 service, or obedience, as creatures they owe unto the Creator, and whatever He is further pleased to require of them. 2:1,2, Paragraph 1. What is God like? 9 1 Cor. Let your lives adorn your faith, let your example adorn your creed. 1689 Baptist Confession. 5:34,37; James 5:12 16 Ps. 4 Rom. 15:54-57 2 Gen. 2:18 2:13; 1 John 5:9, Paragraph 5. 2. Was the Covenant of Grace established before the New Covenant? 18 1 Cor. 107, Paragraph 6. 110:3; Cant. 8:28; 11:36; Eph. 1:12 18 1 Thess. 10:6,7,12 But Adam and Eve ... What is Covenant Theology? 6 Eph.   Solomon 19 Acts 6:4; Heb. Of God, and of the Holy Trinity There is but one only, living, and true God, who is infinite in being … . 20 Lam. The moral law does for ever bind all, as well justified persons as others, to the obedience thereof,10 and that not only in regard of the matter contained in it, but also in respect of the authority of God the Creator, who gave it;11 neither does Christ in the Gospel any way dissolve, but much strengthen this obligation.12 Of Creation Of the Gospel and the Extent of Grace thereof 17:12; James 1:14; Deut. George Barret, Pastor, Mile End Green, London Are we born sinners? 6 Matt. A vow, which is not to be made to any creature, but to God alone, is to be made and performed with all religious care and faithfulness;8 but popish monastical vows of perpetual single life,9 professed poverty,10 and regular obedience, are so far from being degrees of higher perfection, that they are superstitious and sinful snares, in which no Christian may entangle himself.11 10:5-7; Matt. .”, Paragraph 1. 5:22,23 21 1 Cor. 3 Heb. Faith thus receiving and resting on Christ and his righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification;6 yet is not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead faith, but works by love.7 9 2 Tim. 6 Titus 3:3-5; John 6:44, Paragraph 4. 6:11,12; Col. 2:2 The authority of the Holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed, depends not upon the testimony of any man or church, but wholly upon God (who is truth itself), the author thereof; therefore it is to be received because it is the Word of God.7 Drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly as part of the Westminster Standards to be a confession of the Church of England, it became and remains the "subordinate standard" of doctrine in the Church of Scotland and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide. "A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith", Samuel E. Waldron, Evangelical Press, 1989 The above books and other good Christian literature are available at cost from Truth for Eternity Ministries. 30 2 Cor. 10 Gal. The most wise, righteous, and gracious God does often times leave for a season His own children to manifold temptations and the corruptions of their own hearts, to chastise them for their former sins, or to discover unto them the hidden strength of corruption and deceitfulness of their hearts, that they may be humbled; and to raise them to a more close and constant dependence for their support upon Himself; and to make them more watchful against all future occasions of sin, and for other just and holy ends.15  So that whatsoever befalls any of His elect is by His appointment, for His glory, and their good.16 116:12,13 6 1 Cor. 13 Eph. A lawful oath is a part of religious worship, wherein the person swearing in truth, righteousness, and judgment, solemnly calls God to witness what he swears,1 and to judge him according to the truth or falseness thereof.2 John Tomkins, Minister, Abingdon, Berks 15 Rom. From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good, and wholly inclined to all evil,11 do proceed all actual transgressions.12 What does it mean that God is sovereign? 16 Rom. 21 Luke 10:20, Paragraph 1. 10 Heb. I. 7 Ps. 8:26 Those who do actually profess repentance towards God, faith in, and obedience to, our Lord Jesus Christ, are the only proper subjects of this ordinance.6 Prayer, with thanksgiving, being one part of natural worship, is by God required of all men.8  But that it may be accepted, it is to be made in the name of the Son,9 by the help of the Spirit,10 according to his will;11 with understanding, reverence, humility, fervency, faith, love, and perseverance; and when with others, in a known tongue.12 Those of mankind that are predestinated to life, God, before the foundation of the world was laid, according to His eternal and immutable purpose, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of His will, hath chosen in Christ unto everlasting glory, out of His mere free grace and love,11 without any other thing in the creature as a condition or cause moving Him thereunto.12 1:10 “Forasmuch as this confession is not now commonly to be had; and also that many others have since embraced the same truth which is owned therein; it was judged necessary by us to join together in giving a testimony to the world of our firm adhering to those wholesome principles . 1:16-18, 55:7, Paragraph 1. Though they differ from their Presbyterian brothers on a few key issues, according to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, Baptists were equally committed to a robust covenantal framework of the history of redemption.In fact, every chapter of the confession is built on a covenantal matrix. 18 The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience,1 although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet they are not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and His will which is necessary unto salvation.2  Therefore it pleased the Lord at sundry times and in diversified manners to reveal Himself, and to declare (that) His will unto His church;3 and afterward for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan, and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing; which makes the Holy Scriptures to be most necessary, those former ways of God's revealing His will unto His people being now completed.4 The revisions of 1787-1789 removed certain powers of the civil government overthe church, which might be called theocratic principles, from the WestminsterConfession of faith and catechisms. 32:40, Paragraph 3. 28 Exod. 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