Archive for the ‘Second London Confession 1677/89’ Category

Free Ebook- The London Confession of Faith of 1689 Study Guide

by Stanford E. Murrell

This is the Study Guide for The London Confession of Faith of 1689, developed by Stanford E. Murrell, Th.D. Dr. Murrell is a Bible teacher and former pastor in Sebastian, Florida. A complete overview of Church History is also available as a local seminar taught in your own church assembly. For more information, contact Dr. Murrell directly:

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A Baptist Confession: The Role of Civil Government

by Tom Hicks

Historically, American Calvinistic Baptists have been fairly unified on their understanding of the role of civil government. They expressed their views in various confessions but the the Second London Baptist Confession was their mother confession. In Chapter 24, Of the Civil Magistrate, it provides the historic Calvinistic Baptist understanding of the role of civil government. It reads:


Paragraph 1. God, the supreme Lord and King of all the world, has ordained civil magistrates to be under him, over the people, for his own glory and the public good; and to this end has armed them with the power of the sword, for defence and encouragement of them that do good, and for the punishment of evil doers.1

1 Rom. 13:1-4




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Free Ebook- The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith Annotated by Spurgeon

Reformed Baptist Confession Of Faith

The1689 London Baptist Confession Of Faith

Annotated by Rev. Charles H.




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1689 Commentary Update

Nov 20, 2015- I just posted a revised and updated commentary on chapter 9, Of Free Will. Your will is at liberty to take a look if you so desire. Read the commentary here.

Mar 22, 2016- I just posted a significantly revised and updated commentary on chapter 10, Of Effectual Calling. Read the commentary here.

Mar 22, 2016- I just posted a moderate revision and updated commentary on chapter 11, Of Justification. Read the commentary here.


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1689 Commentary Update has just posted I have just posted a substantial revision and update of chapter 8, Of Christ the Mediator. It is 45 pages with 103 footnotes w/ an Appendix.

1.It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, according to the Covenant made between them both, to be the mediator between God and man; the prophet, priest, and king; head and saviour of the church, the heir of all things, and judge of the world; unto whom he did from all eternity give a people to be his seed and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified. (Isaiah 42:1; 1 Peter 1:19, 20; Acts 3:22; Hebrews 5:5, 6; Psalms 2:6; Luke 1:33; Ephesians 1:22, 23; Hebrews 1:2; Acts 17:31; Isaiah 53:10; John 17:6; Romans 8:30)

We now come to an especially important chapter for it is about the nature and work of Christ—the mediator. What is a mediator? A mediator is “one who intervenes between two parties, especially for the purpose of effecting reconciliation; one who brings about (a peace, a treaty) or settles (a dispute) by mediation.”[1] God has a legal case against man since he failed to abide by the terms of the covenant of works; Christ effectively mediates for peace on behalf of his elect in that legal case. Thus this chapter addresses the characteristics of this mediator and what he did to settle the law suit between God and man. This particular paragraph begins by discussing eternal matters. As so,….




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The 1689 Baptist Confession: Its Purpose and Theology

October 15, 2015 2 comments

by Bob Gonzales

The confessional standard of the seminary I serve is the Second London Baptist Confession, a.k.a., the 1689 Baptist Confession. In the two lectures below, Dr. Michael Haykin, one of our seminary lecturers and the Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, looks at purpose and theology of the Confession. What were some of the historical factors that motivated 17th century Particular Baptists to draft and, later, adopt the Confession in 1689? And what are some of the unique theological contributions that distinguish the 2LCF? Watch the videos or download the audios and learn. Also note that these lectures form part of the curriculum for the seminary’s course HT 501 Creeds & Confessions, which you may audit here.






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Baptist Confession of 1689 (2013)

October 14, 2015 1 comment

Tom Nettles Interviews Tom Ascol on the 1689 Confession

Interview on the Second London Confession of 1689

Founders Journal · Summer 2005 · pp. 4-9

Interview on the Second London Confession of 1689

Tom Ascol

The following questions were asked of Tom Ascol by Tom Nettles for this issue of the Founders Journal. Tom Ascol has served as pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, since 1986.

Start by telling us how long your church has used the 1689 Confession.

Since 1989 Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida has been guided by a commitment to the 1689 (Second London) Confession of Faith. We adopted that confession as a detailed expression of our doctrinal commitments as a church and for the purpose of guiding us in the selection of officers, teachers and other leaders in the church. We use the edition that is published by the elders of Grace Baptist Church in Carlisle, PA, but also allow for the use of the Carey edition, entitled A Faith to Confess. This latter edition employs modern language and is more easily read by some.[1]




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Sam Waldron 1689 Baptist Confession and its Orthodoxy

1689 Conference: “Baptist, Confessionalism, & the Providence of God”