The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience. What we believe then must be found in and founded upon the Word of God. We profess that as much as these Confessions of Faith and Catechism rightly interpret the Scriptures, we hold to them as an expression of what we believe.
The First London Baptist Confession of Faith, 1646
The first edition was published in 1644. This second edition “corrected and enlarged” was originally published in 1646.
“A confession of faith of seven congregations or churches of Christ in London, which are commonly, but unjustly, called Anabaptists; published for the vindication of the truth and information of the ignorant; likewise for the taking off those aspersions which are frequently, both in pulpit and print, unjustly cast upon them. Printed in London, Anno 1646.”
The Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, 1689
As Amended by Charles H. Spurgeon
“This ancient document is the most excellent epitome of the things most surely believed among us. It is not issued as an authoritative rule or code of faith, whereby you may be fettered, but as a means of edification in righteousness. It is an excellent, though not inspired, expression of the teaching of those Holy Scriptures by which all confessions are to be measured. We hold to the humbling truths of God’s sovereign grace in the salvation of lost sinners. Salvation is through Christ alone and by faith alone.” – C.H. Spurgeon
A Puritan Catechism
With Proofs – Compiled by Charles H. Spurgeon, “Heir of the Puritans”