An Introduction to the Library
Featuring the First London Confessions of Faith...
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.
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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