I’m enjoying another exposition of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. This one is A New Exposition of the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689, edited by Rob Ventura. I just finished the first five chapters, and so far, I am well pleased. But I paid particular attention to chapter 3 on God’s Decree,
In this teaching, James Renihan gives excellent teaching from the 1689 Confession on the doctrine of Divine providence, the first cause and second cause of God’s Decree; and His means of accomplishing this. Though Renihan did not mention this. In the last two years, two significant events unfolded that revealed the poor health of Christendom.
A definition of a born-again Christian, is they are a bond slave (doúlos) to Christ. As a bond slave, I am also am Ambassador. Not a United States Ambassador, nor an Ambassador of the United States. But rather, I am an Ambassador (Presbeúō) to Christ” (2 Cor 5:20). Therefore it is my Christian duty to