This book contains the accepted editions of both Confession and Catechism along with the Scripture Proofs for both. Also included is a brief historical introduction by Dr. Jim Renihan, the original Appendix on Baptism, and the original Letter to the Reader. - Publisher....
|Title||:||The Baptist Confession of Faith and The Baptist Catechism|
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The Baptist Confession of Faith and The Baptist Catechism Reviews
This is by far the greatest confession of faith written during the Post-Reformation (late 16th - 17th century). Of course, I'm a Baptist... But as far as finding a document in history that distills the essence of Biblical truth in a clear and faithful manner, you will be hard-pressed to find one. A true gem!
The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith is a tremendous work agreeing in major part with the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) differing mostly on the point of baptism. I wish all Christians whether Baptist or not would read this historic document. I believe it succinctly and accurately defines the core doctrines of true biblical, Christian faith as drawn from the Scriptures. Many people today are wary of the idea of a confession of faith and catechism perhaps because it sounds akin to traditions of Roman Catholicism. However, all Christians have a 'confession of faith', but not all have expressed it clearly or explicitly in written form. Many people claim the name of Christ and talk about God and Jesus (Mormons, Roman Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc.) but have fundamentally different beliefs in doctrine that DO matter for salvation. What this confession of faith and catechism accomplishes so well is to properly define what the Bible actually teaches about essential Christian doctrine.The catechism is a great tool for teaching in church or in your home with your wife and/or children. It's simply a series of questions and answers about God and his Word. God commands us to teach our children and our family in the wisdom and instruction of the Lord and this is one of the many great ways of instilling and teaching God's truths to his people.Buy it (or find it online for free), read it, ponder it, study, and be edified in your walk! God has blessed us richly with the wisdom and labors of his people who have gone before us. Don't neglect this good gift of his to us!
Some may find it weird that I would give 5 stars to a confession of faith and a catechism, but my motivations issue from the understanding that this document played a major role in the early history of Baptist churches.Most will not find it riveting to read, but Baptists (Calvinistic or Arminian) owe it to themselves to be familiar with how many of their own believed (nearly) 400 years ago. I think any discerning Baptist who is conscious of the current state in Baptist churches would be shocked to see just how much we have changed over the past 4 centuries. Precious doctrines like repentance, the Lord's Day, and the authority of the original languages over translations has been largely forgotten.Regarding this edition of the LBCF: I love that it is at least bonded leather instead of paperback. The font style and size is perfect, the paper has a goodish thickness to it, and the ribbon bookmark is a nice touch.Buy it. Carry it around. Read it devotionally. Be edified.
This confession of faith has marked my entrance into historically "reformed/particular" Baptist Christianity. It's a confession that I would recommend to anyone wanting to know where their Baptist roots come from. It was Calvinistic Particular Baptist churches as in London of 1689 that helped preserve the historically baptist position with its deep love of Baptist Covenant Theology. Do I fully subscribe? I am not 100 percent sure. The only set back I may have had was the use of the word "recreations" in sections dealing with the Sabbath. Only time in deep study will settle that minor issue.
An excellent synopsis of the historic Baptist Faith. This book is used weekly at Grace Family Baptist Church.