Forward to the 1689 London Baptist Confession
Because the title page of the newly subscribed creed bore the title “The Baptist Confession of Faith adopted by the ministers and messengers of the General Assembly which met in London in 1689,” the Second London Confession, originally composed in 1677, has ever since been called “The 1689 Confession.”
This became the most popular confession of Calvinistic Baptists in the English speaking world. It enjoyed editions in Britain in 1693, 1699, 1719, 1720, 1791, 1809. In 1855, C. H. Spurgeon issued a new edition. It was only the second year of his ministry at the New Park Street Chapel. He wrote,
In this edition, care has been taken to be faithful to the original edition of 1677. Changes have been made in spelling and punctuation to suit modern usage.
The words of C. H. Spurgeon are an appropriate conclusion to this introduction:
Read the complete 1689 London Baptist Confession here.