Worship and The Lord's Day

Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Worship and The Lord's Day? The light of nature shows that there is a God who has lordship and sovereignty over all. He is just and good and does...

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Assurance of Grace and Salvation

Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Assurance of Grace and Salvation? Temporary believers and other unregenerate people may deceive themselves with futile and false hopes and unspiritual presumptions that they are in favour with God...

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Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Baptism? Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, to be to the person baptized a sign of fellowship with Christ in His death and...

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What do we believe?

Baptist Confession of Faith Introduction

It is very important to know and be sure of what you believe.

Here at the Springs Baptist Church, our core doctrine is founded on the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.




1ST ED. 1999, REVISED ED. 2001


The Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 has its roots firmly in the Westminster Confession of Faith of 1647. It differs from the Westminster Confession in adding Chapter 20 (The Gospel and its Gracious Extent), and in its understanding of the Church and Baptism. Chapter 20 is identical to the same chapter in the Congregationalists' Savoy Declaration of Faith and Order  of 1658, and where the Baptist Confession differs in minor points from the Westminster Confession it usually follows the Savoy Declaration.

This revision seeks to follow the original text as closely as possible, yet at the same time to make it readable and understandable for people today. This has been achieved mainly through breaking up longer sentences, substitution of present-day words for words that have become archaic, and keeping transposition of phrases to an absolute minimum. It is important to note that this revision does not seek to alter the truths of the original 1689 Baptist Confession in any way whatever; rather, the intention is to make those same truths more readily understandable to the present generation. Note: the abbreviation WCF refers to the Westminster Confession of Faith, 1647.

The expanded system of scripture references is that found in Samuel E. Waldron's valuable work, A modern exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith (2nd ed., Evangelical Press, 1995), and used with permission.

See the BCF Assistant  for the original text of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.

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