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2024 Conference
Chapter 1 "Of the Holy Scriptures"

Our 2024 Keynote Speakers:


Dr. James Renihan


Dr. Richard Barcellos


Session #1

Dr. James Renihan provided a helpful overview of the Second London Confession of 1677/89. The lecture gave the historical context in which our theological forefathers produced this lasting, and most orthodox statement of the Christian faith. 


Session #2

Dr. Richard Barcellos shared a helpful treatment on the words “the scope of the whole” which are found in chapter 1, paragraph 5 of the Confession. He conducted a survey of relevant historical theology to demonstrate that older divines understood this to be a reference to the Lord Jesus Christ.


Session #3

Dr. James Renihan demonstrated that confessions of faith are not additions to the authority of the Holy Scripture but are, in fact, articulations of the teaching of the Holy Scripture. Throughout its ages, the church has always sought to provide helpful summaries of the Christian faith to assist the people of God in their understanding of Scripture.


Session #4

Dr. James Renihan showed that the Second London Confession of Faith of 1677/89 does not exist in a vacuum but is the contribution of our Baptist forefathers to the stream of creedal and confessional theology throughout the entirety of the church.


Sessions #5 - 6

Chapter 1, paragraph 9 of the Confession deals with the subject of the interpretation of Holy Scripture. Our forebears utilized principles of interpretation that predated them and the Reformers. 

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The Second London Baptist Confession of Faith

Comparison of Westminster Confession of Faith and the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith

Comparison of the Westminster, 1689 London Baptist, and Savoy Confessions

Comparison of the 1689 London Baptist, 1646 Westminster, and 1561 Belgic Confessions of Faith

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