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Why The 1677/89 BCF Assistant?

Over the last few decades there has been an increasing interest in and adherence to the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. This is in stark contrast to a contemporary church scene in which many feel that Christian doctrine is unimportant. There has been a returning to the “old ways and plain paths in which dwelleth righteousness” and a desire to “know the truth” that the truth might set us free.

The 1677/89 BCF Assistant was written with the desire to aid this interest in the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1677/89 by placing it in a computer readable form. The hypertexting environment seemed to me a convenient way to have the text of the Confession and the Word of God linked so that the text of the Confession could be directly compared to the Word of God.

I have chosen to use the text of the Confession with citations to the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) for two reasons:

(1) The KJV was the one in common use at the time of the writing of the Confession and therefore would best represent the citations to the Scriptures made in it; and

(2) Both these texts are public domain and can be copied without breach of copyright (as far as I am aware).

It is my prayer that The 1677/89 BCF Assistant will assist you in your study of God’s Word and help you rediscover the great Biblical doctrines which brought about the Reformation and the great days of the Puritans.

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