The 1677/1689 Confession on Open vs Closed Communion [Particular Voices]

Sam Renihan:

The editors of the confession intentionally avoided addressing open and closed communion in order to allow more churches to be able to subscribe to the confession. The majority of its subscribers were advocates of closed communion, but there had been a strand of open-communion going as far back as Henry Jessey and others among the original Particular Baptists of the 1640′s. To accommodate those, and especially Bunyan, the confession is silent here… 

 

They explain their rationale below.

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