Just yesterday, a fellow 1689’r announced that he is working on putting together (in community) a Baptist Larger Catechism.
It has only been in recent years that I discovered the writings, confessions, and catechisms of the original 17th century Particular Baptists. I’ve enjoyed reading through The Baptist Catechism by Benjamin Keach and The Orthodox Catechism by Hercules Collins. Those two catechisms most closely align with the Westminster Shorter Catechism and the Heidelberg Catechism, respectively. What I’ve found interesting is that I haven’t seen a Particular Baptist version of the Westminster Larger Catechism, in which a thorough discussion of credobaptist distinctives have been given in catechetical form. So in my small attempt to pass down sound doctrine and tradition, I have decided to do a Baptist Larger Catechism. So, on a weekly basis, I will post a couple of questions from the catechism that I have completed. I view this as a community project for all other Reformed Baptists who would like to see a Larger Catechism in modern English so if you are interested in assisting in any way, feel free to comment. So, without further ado, here are the first couple of questions of a Larger Baptist Catechism.
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If you are a regular reader of my blog, you have probably already figured out that I hold to Reformed theology. However, what most people probably don’t know is that I’m also a Baptist. In particular, I view myself as a confessional, Reformed Baptist who holds to the 1689 London Baptist Confession (i.e. I believe that the 1689 LBCF is the most accurate summary of the whole of Christian doctrine). Currently, my family and I have the privilege of being members of a conservative PCA church plant in the Charleston area. Even though we have doctrinal differences over the nature of the Church and over covenant theology, we are quite grateful to be in a church in which God-centered worship is prioritized, the means of grace are central, and Christian history and tradition are important.
As a young Christian, I spent too many years in doctrinal error through the Word of Faith movement…
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