Philadelphia Confession of Faith

Time Period
1742
Description
The Philadelphia Confession of Faith, adopted by the Philadelphia Baptist Association in 1742, contributed to a unification of Particular Baptist churches in America. The Philadelphia Confession was a revision of the 1689 London Baptist Confession, which itself, in turn, was a descendant of the 1646 Westminster Confession of Faith. Given its lineage, the Philadelphia Confession was deeply Calvinistic and differed from the London Baptist Confession primarily in matters of church governance.

Later Baptist Confessions, like the New Hampshire Confession of 1833, included language about free will, an acknowledgement of the growth of non-Calvinistic Separate Baptists.
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http://www.baptisthistory.org/contissues/holcomb.htm
Web Page Contributor
Paul Matzko
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University

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