Here are some quotes from the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith:
<<Elect infants dying in infancy are regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit, Who works when, where, and how He pleases. So also are all elect persons who are incapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of the Word.>>
Elect infants who die in infancy are regenerated and never believe? Where's the Scripture to prove this? MY Scripture says that those who are ignorant of the righteousness of God revealed in the gospel are lost. What Scriptures were the 1689 BCF using?
<<Others are not elected, although they may be called by the ministry of the Word, and may experience some common operations of the Spirit, yet because they are not effectually drawn by the Father, they will not and cannot truly come to Christ and therefore cannot be saved.>>
"common operations of the Spirit"? And what might they be? Where's the Scripture?
<<In this war, although the remaining corruption for a time may greatly prevail, yet through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part overcomes.>>
"the regenerate part"? You mean there's an unregenerate part?
<<The grace of faith by which the elect are enabled to believe, so that their souls are saved, is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts, and is ordinarily brought into being by the ministry of the Word.>>
"ordinarily"? What's the exception?
<<This faith, although it differs in degree, and may be weak or strong, even at its very weakest is in an entirely different class and has a different nature (like other aspects of saving grace) from the kind of faith and common grace which is possessed by temporary believers.>>
"common grace"? Where is Scriptural proof of "common grace"? No such monster.
<<But believers are not, on these grounds, to grow negligent, as if they were not bound to perform any duty unless given a special motion by the Spirit, but they must be diligent in stirring up the grace of God that is in them.>>
"stirring up the grace of God that is in them"? So there's a grace that humans need to stir up?
<<God gave to Adam a law of universal obedience which was written in his heart, and He gave him very specific instruction about not eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. By this Adam and all his descendants were bound to personal, total, exact, and perpetual obedience, being promised life upon the fulfilling of the law, and threatened with death upon the breach of it. At the same time Adam was endued with power and ability to keep it.>>
"being promised life upon fulfilling of the law"? Where was Adam ever promised life?
"Adam was endued with power and ability to keep it"? Really? If God endued him with this power, then how did Adam then overcome this power and ability that came from God? Is God a weakling who could not keep Adam from sinning, even though he endued him with power and ability to keep the law? By the way, where is the Scripture that says that Adam was endued with power and ability to keep it?
<<The covenant of works being broken by sin, and made unprofitable for life, God was pleased to promise Christ, the seed of the woman, as the means of calling the elect and bringing to life within them faith and repentance.>>
"covenant of works"? Where did such a monstrosity come from? Certainly not the Holy Scriptures.
<<He has particularly appointed one day in seven for a Sabbath to be kept holy for Him. From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ this was the last day of the week, and from the resurrection of Christ it was changed to the first day of the week and called the Lord's Day. This is to be continued until the end of the world as the Christian Sabbath, the observation of the last day of the week having been abolished.>>
Where does it say in Scripture that the Sabbath was changed from the last day of the week to the first day of the week? Where does the Scripture ever mention such a thing as the Christian Sabbath?
(See "The Wicked Westminster Confession" for a more detailed expose; much of the heresy of the WCF is found in the 1689 London Baptist Confession.)
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