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The Westminster Divines Were Not Divine!

Many strict Baptist and Grace Baptist churches exist today in the UK and I suppose elsewhere. Unfortunately, they borrow from not only the 1646 First Baptist Confession, which is biblical, but also from the Second Confession, 1689, which is not biblical and the Westminster Confession, which is not biblical.

The latter confessions rejected the truth that the law does not impact salvation, that it is wholly a process of the power of the gospel. The Gospel Standard Magazine, sadly, is not gospel oriented, as the explanation of borrowing from all these confessions is written there. It says:

These beliefs were formulated as the Gospel Standard Articles of Faith in the 1870s when the Gospel Standard charitable societies, which now own the magazine, were formed.  Some of these Articles of Faith are taken from those of the Westminster Assembly of Divines and the historical Baptist Confessions of 1646 and 1689, and subsequently revised by Dr. J. Gill. These were then amended by Mr. W. Gadsby, …