A good place to start seeking Reformed Baptist resources is the 1689 Federalism website, which focuses on the Biblical basis for and the distinctiveness of Reformed Baptist Federalism, also known as Covenant Theology, as outlined in the the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. There you can watch a number of helpful introductory videos that include:
An Introduction to 1689 Federalism1689 Federalism Versus Westminster Federalism1689 Federalism Versus Dispensationalism1689 Federalism Versus New Covenant Theology and Progressive Covenantalism1689 Federalism Versus 20th Century Reformed Baptists
Brandon Adams has also included an excellent Recommended Reading List. , in addition to some very helpful charts and a list of resources.
If you are new to the world of Reformed baptist thought, and you want a very basic description of what a Reformed Baptist is, you may want to check out Keith Throop’s brief article entitled Why I Call Myself a Reformed Baptist.
Micah and Samuel Renihan have also written a very good paper entitled Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology and Biblical Theology. It is a great introduction to our theology over against paedobaptist views of Covenant Theology.
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This page is dedicated to collating online links to copies of Particular Baptist literature (which are rare). Some of the links can be clicked while others need to be copied and pasted into your browser. Please contribute any links you have found. PDF downloads of original sources are the preferred material, but transcribed works are useful as well. If you know of any, or if you find any, please leave the link in a comment, or send a message through the about/contact page, so that I can update this page.
It Is Written exists to promote the Reformation doctrine of sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone) and its corollary principle semper reformanda (always reforming). I’m basically Reformed and Baptist in my theological orientation. But more importantly, I’m a Bible believing Christian who affirms the verbal and plenary inspiration of both the Old and New Testaments of Holy Scripture (66 books) in their original autographs. I believe that the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant in all their parts and are, therefore, trustworthy and authoritative in all that they affirm concerning history, science, doctrine, ethics, religious practice, or any other topic. Moreover, I believe that salvation always has been and always will be through faith alone in Christ alone by grace alone. These convictions have been articulated well the great Reformed Confessions of Faith, especially, in the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689, which is the confessional standard of the seminary where I serve. But I don’t believe the Holy Spirit’s work of illuminating the church stopped in the seventeenth century. He’s continues to teach the church, and I continue to learn more of his Word even through other theological traditions. May prayer and hope is that God might be pleased to use the content posted on this blog to promote a stronger commitment to the Scripture’s supremacy over all thought and life–to the end that we might more fully glorify and enjoy him in all that we do!
We were following about 20 to 30 Reformed Baptist blogs, Facebook groups, etc. around the web and knew we had some Reformed Baptist brethren that may not be that tech savvy. So, we created “The Confessing Baptist” to be your one-stop shop for all things Reformed Baptist. The site was created and is currently maintained by three ordinary fellas who subscribe to the 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. We saw there was plenty of sites for evangelicalism as a whole, Reformed in general, and Reformed paedo-baptist, but nothing for us. Thus, this site.
The single best source for apologetics from a Reformed Baptist perspective is hands down Alpha and Omega Ministries. James White, the founder and director of Alpha & Omega, also has many valuable videos available on his YouTube channel.
See also Jeff Johnson’s website for his book entitled The Absurdity of Unbelief.
Dr. Richard P. Belcher – Retired professor of Bible, Theology, Greek, and Preaching at Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) in Columbia, South Carolina. He is the author of the popular Journey series of theological novels.
Dr. Curt Daniel – The pastor at Faith Bible Church in Springfield, Illinois. He is the author of The History and Theology of Calvinism and offers an excellent online series of lectures concerning the subject. He is also the author of numerous articles.
Dr. Jeffrey Johnson – The primary teaching elder at Grace Bible Church in Conway, Arkansas. He is also the author of The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant & Biblical Theology, The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism, Behind the Bible: Introduction to Textual Criticism, The Church: Why Bother?, The Absurdity of Unbelief, and He Died for Me. Also check out his Free Grace Press.