1644 Baptist Confession of Faith

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The 1644 Baptist Confession of Faith[1] (also called the First London Baptist Confession) was written by Particular Baptists, although they address themselves as "churches of Christ in London, which are commonly, but unjustly called Anabaptists." These churches held to a Calvinistic Soteriology in England to give a formal expression of their Christian faith from a Baptist perspective. The writers were concerned that their particular church organisation reflect what they perceived to be biblical teaching. The 1644 confession was revised in 1646.[2] Among those that use this confession, the revised version is more commonly used than the original version. The Baptists that wrote and approved this held to the Baptist successionism view of church history, and insisted separation from Protestantism (see Anabaptists).

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The full text of 1644 Baptist Confession of Faith at Wikisource