It is the sixth month running this poll, and there continues to be well over half of those responding (62%) who do not think strict adherence to the Baptist Confession of 1689 is necessary to being a Reformed Baptist. Here is the breakdown thus far (found at the bottom of the page):
20% thought that one only had to be a Baptist who held to Calvinistic soteriology.
34% thought that one must be a Baptist who holds to Calvinism and Covenant Theology.
38% thought that one must be a Baptist who holds to the 1689 Confession.
6% thought that one must hold to the 1689 Confession for the most part, but thought that this should not have to include adherence to the Sabbath requirement.
The sample from which this is taken is getting larger – with 109 responses so far – but I remain hopeful that I may be able to get several hundred responses to the poll over the course of its one year lifespan. There are 182 days left, so if you haven’t responded yet, scroll down to the bottom of the page and weigh in.
P.S. Some of you may have noticed that the percentages Blogger lists don’t always add up to 100. This appears to be due to Blogger’s rounding the numbers up or down. But the tallies still give us a pretty good idea where things are. At the end of the year, I will try to figure the percentages more accurately.