Category Archives: Westminster Confession

Westminster Confession of Faith: Chapter 27, Of the Sacraments

Chapter 27, Of the Sacraments: “Sacraments are holy signs and seals of the covenant of grace,[1]       immediately instituted by God,[2]               to represent Christ, and His benefits;         … Continue reading

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Are the Sacraments really Means of Grace?

Q. 162. What is a sacrament? A. A sacrament is an holy ordinance instituted by Christ in his church, to signify, seal, and exhibit unto those that are within the covenant of grace, the benefits of his mediation; to strengthen … Continue reading

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Recovering a Reformed Baptist Understanding of the Lord’s Supper

Baptists, at least Reformed Baptists, were not always as dualistic (resembling a Zwinglian) when it comes to the Lord’s Supper as they seem to be today. In fact, one can trace a shift in some notable “Statements of Faith/Confessions of … Continue reading

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The First Baptists were Not Dispensationalists

Some trace modern day Baptists to the Anabaptists, while others to the English Separatists.  I tend to favor the latter, the English Separatists.  But I want to fast-forward a bit to when Baptists began to formulate their confessions, the General … Continue reading

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