Talk:1689 Baptist Confession of Faith

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Written by Puritans?[edit]

The list of Westminster Divines suggests that this article is factually incorrect about the authors of the Westminster Confession (i.e. they were not all Puritans), and i suspect of the Savoy Declaration as well. paulgear (talk) 04:56, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Calvinist Box first, Baptist Box Second, Southern Baptist Box removed[edit]

I've done this for a number of reasons:
1. The 1689 confession predates the SBC and was heavily influenced by other confessions (Westminster). Therefore it begins with Calvinism.
2. The 1689 confession is used by many Calvinistic baptist churches around the world, not just churches within the SBC.
3. The SBC has a sizeable Calvinist minority, but you would not call the SBC Calvinistic. Since the 1689 confession is about Calvinistic belief, it would be an error to assume that the SBC infobox is more important than the Calvinist one.
--One Salient Oversight 07:55, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Now I've remvoed the SBC infobox and replaced it with the Baptist infobox. I didn't know there was a Baptist infobox until now and it is quite obvious that it should replace the SBC one. Sorry SBCer's! --One Salient Oversight 08:10, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Evangelical Puritans[edit]

This may be an anachronism - Puritans existed before evangelicalism became defined historically. I'm happy for it to be left as "Puritans". --One Salient Oversight 05:26, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

  • This I won't argue over anymore. If Puritans were around today, they would be considered "Evangelicals" - I think this is what whoever posted it originally meant. I'm willing to bet he did not mean "Lutheran", which the term "Evangelical" (at least in these parts) is not necessarily exactly equivalent to. I know they weren't calling them Lutherans, but I would have said something similar just to have modern folk understand it. Yahnatan 01:11, 17 April 2007 (UTC)