How to Subscribe to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith

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December 13, 2017 by directorfsm

| November 29, 2017

There has been a fair amount of debate about whether the Second London Baptist Confession of 1677/1689 (2LCF) is a serviceable confession for Baptist churches. Some have argued that this confession is too detailed for a whole congregation to affirm, and they suggest a shorter confession like the New Hampshire Confession or the Abstract of Principles. They say that only the most theologically unified congregations could possibly hold to such a robust confession and that it’s especially an obstacle in church planting situations. I’ve heard it said that an encyclopedic confession like the 2LCF would prohibit new converts and immature Christians from joining a local church that holds to it. But I would like to argue that a local church can faithfully hold to a robust confession like the Second London Confession without stumbling into any of the errors mentioned above. I recommend the following manner of subscribing to the 2LCF, though I also recognize that some faithful Reformed Baptists will disagree with me on some of these matters, and that’s OK with me…

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