The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith (rewritten in Modern English)
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In 1855 Spurgeon reprinted the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith – the Confession which belongs to the same family as the Westminster Confession – and when the Metropolitan Tabernacle was being built in 1859 he had a copy placed under the foundation stone.
In 1866 Spurgeon said, “The fashion is to laugh at this book [the 1689], and to say it is out of date, and so on. Well, I should like to see someone write a better summary of Scripture doctrine.”