1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter

The Text The Chapter The Confession The Discussion 1. 2. 3. 4. The Prayer The Resources To the Judicious and Impartial Reader: Baptist Symbolics Volume 2. by James Renihan. Founders Press. 2022. Goodreads Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. by Samuel E. Waldron. Evangelical Press. 2013. Goodreads A New Exposition of the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 by Rob Ventura....

November 30, 2022 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter

The Text The Chapter The Confession The Discussion 1. 2. 3. 4. The Prayer The Resources To the Judicious and Impartial Reader: Baptist Symbolics Volume 2. by James Renihan. Founders Press. 2022. Goodreads Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. by Samuel E. Waldron. Evangelical Press. 2013. Goodreads A New Exposition of the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 by Rob Ventura....

November 23, 2022 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.x The Speaking of the Holy Spirit in Holy Scripture

The Text The Chapter The supreme judge, by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men, and private spirits, are to be examined, and in whose sentence we are to rest, can be no other but the Holy Scripture delivered by the Spirit, into which Scripture so delivered, our faith is finally resolved. The Confession The Discussion 1....

November 16, 2022 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.ix The Interpretation of Holy Scripture

The Text 1 John 2:2 (CSB) He himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world. Sola scriptura The failure of sects and cults: failing to interpret standalone passages with the rest of scripture–taking things out of context The dangers of Biblicism (ex. 1 Cor 7) The Chapter The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself; and therefore when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which is not manifold, but one), it must be searched by other places that speak more clearly....

November 9, 2022 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.viii The Inspiration of God on Holy Scripture

The Text Psalms 119:72 (CSB) Instruction from your lips is better for me than thousands of gold and silver pieces. The Chapter The Old Testament in Hebrew (which was the native language of the people of God of old), and the New Testament in Greek (which at the time of the writing of it was most generally known to the nations), being immediately inspired by God, and by his singular care and providence kept pure in all ages, are therefore authentic; so as in all controversies of religion, the church is finally to appeal to them....

November 2, 2022 · 6 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.vii The Clarity of Holy Scripture for Salvation

The Text Luke 23:32–43 (CSB) 32 Two others—criminals—were also led away to be executed with him. 33 When they arrived at the place called The Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. 34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided his clothes and cast lots....

October 26, 2022 · 8 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.vi The Whole Counsel of God Within Scripture

The Text John 6:30–46 (CSB) 30 “What sign, then, are you going to do so that we may see and believe you?” they asked. “What are you going to perform? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” 32 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, Moses didn’t give you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven....

October 19, 2022 · 15 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.v The Inward Work of the Holy Spirit Concerning the Scriptures

The Text John 16:13 (CSB) When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak on his own, but he will speak whatever he hears. He will also declare to you what is to come. And 1 Corinthians 2:10–12 (CSB) Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, since the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God....

September 21, 2022 · 11 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith: Chapter 1.iii The Apocrypha of Holy Scripture

The Text Luke 24:25-27 (CSB) He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Wasn’t it necessary for the Messiah to suffer these things and enter into his glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted for them the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures. The Chapter The books commonly called Apocrypha, not being of divine inspiration, are no part of the canon or rule of the Scripture, and, therefore, are of no authority to the church of God, nor to be any otherwise approved or made use of than other human writings....

June 15, 2022 · 5 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.ii The Old and New Testaments of Holy Scripture

The Text 2 Timothy 3:16 - 4:5 (CSB) All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and because of his appearing and his kingdom: Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage with great patience and teaching....

June 8, 2022 · 7 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter 1 Of the Holy Scriptures

The Text 1 Corinthians 2:12-16 (CSB) Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God. We also speak these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. But the person without the Spirit does not receive what comes from God’s Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to understand it since it is evaluated spiritually....

June 1, 2022 · 16 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith - Introduction and Resources

The Introduction I am brand new to Historical Christian Confessions. So why Confessional and why the Westminster Confession of Faith before settling on the 1689? To answer that is to give the long answer. I was born into a family with some of the most depraved men you’ll ever met married to some of the most Godly women you have ever met. My grandfather up and left my grandma to be with some other chick in Arizona....

May 25, 2022 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (With Scripture Proofs)

Adopted by the Ministers and Messengers of the general assembly which met in London in 1689 Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, 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 are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and his will which is necessary unto salvation....

May 18, 2022 · 125 min · Joseph Louthan