A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith
The long-awaited 5th Edition, in hardcover
Dr. Samuel Waldron’s work is the definitive study of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.
Modern Christianity is awash in a flood of doctrinal relativity. Satan and his forces love the imprecision and ambiguity which are rampant in our day. As C. H. Spurgeon observed, “The arch- enemy of truth has invited us to level our walls and take away our fenced cities.”
This exposition was originally published in 1989 to mark the 300th anniversary of the publication of the Second London Confession, which also became known as the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. Today, Reformed Baptists worldwide hold this Confession in high esteem and many churches continue to regard it as their official statement of faith. In this extensive exposition, the author Sam Waldron shows that the 1689 Confession is a masterly statement of the historic Christian faith. He writes in a direct and lucid style that will help ministers, students and laymen alike to a clear understanding of this Confession and to its relevance and application to our modern age.
Included in this publication is a helpful introduction to the legitimacy and use of confessions by Dr. Robert Martin, former Pastor of Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church, Seattle, Washington.
“This is one of my favorite confessional commentaries. It does vary (sometimes more, sometimes less) from studies on the Westminster Confession because of its baptistic approach, but Waldron is an excellent writer, and he has the advantage of being our contemporary. His examples and discussions of issues on which the WCF and LBCF are the same (Creation, Justification, Election, Sabbath, etc.) are excellent. This book is very well organized and clear.” — Fred Greco, Senior Pastor, Christ Church PCA, Katy, Texas
About the Author
Dr. Sam Waldron is the Dean of Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary and Professor of Systematic Theology. He has a Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. From 1977 to 2001 he was a pastor at Reformed Baptist Church of Grand Rapids, MI. He now serves as a pastor at Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY. Besides A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, Dr. Waldron is author of several other books.