New Covenant Theology and the 1644/1646 London Baptist Confession

There are some who choose to confess the 1646 London Baptist confession rather than the 1677 London Baptist confession. Their reasons for this choice vary, but among them are those who wish to adhere to what is known as “New Covenant Theology.” In making this move, it is claimed, they are identifying with Baptists who did not hold such a “rigid” stance on the law as it is expressed in the 1677 London Baptist confession. However, when examined in its historical context, there is no difference between the views of the early and later baptists concerning the law.

After the publication of the first confession in 1644, certain criticisms and inquiries were made to the Baptists concerning their positions on certain issues. In reply, they revised the confession and republished it in 1646. Benjamin Coxe, father of Nehemiah Coxe, also published an appendix to the confession in 1646 in order to give added clarity to some of the issues in question.

Go to the Particular Voices blog to see this short writing from Benjamin Coxe.

New Updated 1689 Confession: Confessing The Faith – The 1689 Baptist Confession For the 21st Century

confessing the faith

Confessing The Faith: The 1689 Baptist Confession For the 21st
 Century

Edited by Stan Reeves
©2012 Founders Press
ISBN: 978-0-984-9498-5-4
60 pages (soft cover)

Recommended by Michael A.G. Haykin, Sam Waldron, Richard Barcellos & Robert “Bob” Gonzalez

Stan Reeves serves as an elder at Grace Heritage Church in Auburn, AL, and is a professor at Auburn University.  He also serves as the webmaster for Founders Ministries.