Featuring  the first generation of Particular Baptist writers and their works (1633-1677), who issued, explained and defended the First London Confessions of Faith, editions 1644, 1646, 1651, 1652 and 1653 (from Lieth); against Anglicans, Congregationalist, General Baptist, Papist, Presbyterians, Puritans, Quakers and Seekers.

Our purpose is to display the Theology, Christology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology and Bibliology contained in the First London Confession of Faith, with the various writings of their signers.  We also present the additional  Confessions and works of those churches and brethren in fellowship with the First London Confession of Faith.

With additional studies showing the historic Baptist views on...

ECCLESIOLOGY: the Gospel Church, with its members, ministers, ordinances, faith, order, worship and works, in distinction from Papal, Protestant, Puritan, and Baptist High-Church concepts.

ESCHATOLOGY: the historic method in distinction from Irivnism, Darbyism, Scofieldism and Dispensationalism.

HISTORY: maintaining the historic and original concepts of Baptist history before the influences of Dexterism, Whitsittism and modern Southern and Reformed Baptist's revisionism.


SUCCESSION OR PERPETUITY: affirming and showing the historic Baptist attitudes on the succession or perpetuity of their gospel church, with its members, officers, ordinances, faith, order, worship and works.

THEOLOGY:  setting forth the Absolute Predestination, the Doctrines of Grace, the Absolute Sovereignty of God, Justification by Christ alone when he died on the cross, in His body, by His blood, in opposition to Luther's doctrine of meritorious faith, New Covenant Theology in oppsition to Reformed and Puritan Theology with it One Covenant Two Administrations Theory, and distinguishing the difference between Christ's work on the Cross which was and is actual Justification, and God's Eternal Purpose or Decree to Justify, which is decreed or eternal justification, holding both concepts.

ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT STUDIES AND TEXTUAL CRITICISM: maintaining a certain, clear and consistent testimony for a proper translation of both the Old and New Testaments from historic Trinitarian Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, (maintaining to Original Hebrew of the Great Assembly of the pre-Christ LXX against the Masoratic Text and its Greek versions begining with Aquila, and the Oxford Revisionists Movement.

BIBLICAL TRINITARIANS: in oppsition to Arianism, Sabellianism, Semi-Unitarianism as held and expressed in the Nicene Creed by the Papist. Protestants, Puratins and Unitarians.

SEPERATION AND SANCTIFICATION: Showing Biblical sanctification and holiness and the historic Particular Baptist's concepts of Antinomianism, in distinction from the New School's progressive sanctification and also Phariseism with its influences upon Papal, Reformed and Puratin concepts;

...also featuring many later historic Particular Baptist writers, General Baptist writers
and Pedobaptist writers, as they wrote about or against our Spiritual forefathers.

We are Dedicated to the following:

1. Gathering and producing the writings of all the signers of the First London Confession, and the       additional Confessions in fellowship with the London Churches and Brethren, as our point of origin, and then moving back into history;

2. Tracing and showing the Origin and Outreach of first lasting Particular Baptist Churches in London, beginning in 1633;

3. The Theology of the First London Confession of Faith in distinction from Nicene's Christianized from of ancient Mythology; and holding froth the historic position of absolute predestination, unconditional election, effectual calling, particular redemption, and preservation and perseverance in grace;

4. The Christology of the First London Confession of Faith, and its supporting documents; making proper distinctions between the Divine Nature of Jesus Christ as God the Word and the Human Nature of Jesus Christ, as the Mediator of the New and Everlasting Covenant, setting forth the historic Christology in distinction from all forms of Mariology and Irvinism;

5. The Ecclesiology of the First London Confession of Faith, and its supporting documents, stressing the Gospel Church in its Particular and General distinctions, and the ancient Old School concept as set forth in the Method of Jesus Christ for Gospel outreach and church gatherings and constitutions;

6. The Bibliology of the First London Confession of Faith, or a presentation of the Validity of the Textus Receptus and the  Old Italic Version, together with the Pre-Christ LXX and the ancient Hebrew Text of the Great Assembly of Ezra, and Nehemiah, in distinction from the Palestine and Egyptian textual families and the established Bibles of Constantine-Eusebius and Jerome; however, we are not King James Only advocates, but we are Received Text advocates, both of the Greek T R and the Latin T R or the Old Italic Text;

7. The History of the Particular Baptists and their Perpetuity from the old Waldenses, Albigenses, and Anabaptists;

8. The Confessions of the Welsh, the Midlands, the Somerset, and the Abington Associations, with the First Baptist Church in America gathered by Dr. John Clark and Elder Mark Luker in 1638-1639;

9. We are true and proper Trinitarians in distinction from all forms of Unitarianism, Sabellianism, Modalism, and Arianism;

10. We are historicalists in the interpretation of Prophecy, in distinction from the various forms of Darbyism and Scofieldism.

We are deny all forms of the Invisible Church, free lance preachers, extra church schools, extra Biblical methods of gospel outreach and other forms of human inventions, extra-church societies and Arminianism, rather holding forth the Principles of the Black Rock Address of Old Schoolers.

We oppose the modern Bibles arising out of the Oxford or Westcott-Hort movements and the downgrader Baptist history concepts such as Whitsittism and all its forms that are held and maintained by modern Baptists.

We desire to present the original and ancient Particular Baptist concepts on these and other points in distinction from the Revisionists, Downgraders, and others who follow their concepts.

Our goal is to present the old writers, read, study, organize them, and then form  valid and proper conclusions based their direct and original writings and works, in distinction from conclusions based upon hostile witnesses and hearsay testimony.

Some of our featured writers are:

William Kiffen, Thomas Patience, Thomas Killcop, John Webb, Thomas Goare, Paul Hobson, John Spilsbery, Samuel Richardson, George Tipping,  Thomas Munday, Joseph Phelpes, Thomas Skippard, Edward Heath, Hanserd Knollys, Thomas Holmes, Benjamin Cox, DENIS LE BARBIER, CHRISTOPH  LE DURET, (Brethren of the French Church of the same judgment) Edward Harrison, Richard Graves, Joseph Sanson, Edward Roberts, Hugh Gosnell, Thomas Waters, Thomas Pault,  Henry Forty, Joseph Patshall, Thomas Young, William Conset, Thomas Gunne, John Mabbitt, and John Watson; Subscribed in the Names of Seven Churches in London.

And from Heart Bleedings, issued in 1649, we note these additional writers:

Edw. Drapes, Hen. Forty, John Pearson, Solomon Saffery, John Vernon, Ralph Prentice, Hugh Gosnel, Tho. Vans.

Signed in the name and by the appointment of the Church of Christ, usually meeting at Leith, and Edinburgh.  THOMAS SPENSER,  ABRAHAM HOLMES, THOMAS, POWELL, AND JOHN BRADY.

There are many other writers who did not sign any of the Confessions for various reasons and we try to feature their works as well.

Job 8:7-10, "Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase. For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:) Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?"

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An Introduction to the Library 
Featuring the First London Confessions of Faith...
                                                 and continuing the original Old Faith Baptist Library