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1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith Utilities

 

SECOND LONDON BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH FOR WINDOWS
by Mark Smith (U. of Sydney)

zip.gif (934 bytes)Zipped 1689 Baptist Confession [41kb]

 

London Baptist Confession of Faith Help, Mr M. Smith

This Windows Help version of the London Baptist Confession of Faith is intended as a study tool for anyone interested in the study of this church record dating from 1689. The Confession was primarily designed as a statement of the governing principles, doctrine, and beliefs of the 17th century Christian Church. This Help file version can be quite useful as a way for contemporary churches to compare their present doctrine and dogma to that practiced over 300 years ago. It is well organized and makes liberal use of hypertext links to scriptural references and other parts of the document. It includes all 32 chapters, with scriptural references and appendix materials found in the original document.

download.gif (150 bytes) Windows 3.1x/95/98 | Compressed Size [686639bytes] (NOT YET AVAILABLE)

1. Download the bcfh11.exe file
2. Copy the bcfh11.exe file to an empty directory/folder on your Hard Disk
3. Double Click on the bcfh11.exe file. This file is a compressed or packed file. Double clicking on it will unpack the file and result in several files in the directory on your Hard Disk.
4. Double Click on the install.exe file. This will run the Installation program which will place BCFHelp on your system.
5. Once this program is installed you can copy all the files in the original directory (except the bcfh11.exe file) onto a floppy disk then delete them from your Hard Disk.
6. The installation can be run from a floppy disk, so keep the floppy disk as a back up or pass it onto a friend!

BCF Assistant:

The BCF Assistant is an extended version of BCFHelp, some of the additional features include:

Original 1677 Confession text.
The opening letter to "the Judicious and Impartial Reader" from the 1677 text.
The Appendix to the 1677 text in which the authors defend their Baptistic Principles and Convictions.
Chapter Outlines taken from Samuel E. Waldron's book, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989).
A section on the Doctrine and Theology of the Confession (various authors included Pastors Sam Waldron and Greg Nichols, Grand Rapids, MI, USA).
A section outlining some of the Historical Background of the Confession and how it came to be, including some biographical information on some of those who were signatories to the Confession in 1689. This section principally comes from Dr James Renihan (Institute for Reformed Baptist Studies, Escondido, CA, USA.).

The BCF Assistant is copyright, however, it is distributed as FREEWARE. This means that you are free to copy it, distribute it and give it to others etc., as much as you like without legal restriction, as long as the product is distributed "as is", that is, that it is not modified or changed in any way. As far as I am aware, both the KJV Bible and the 1677/89 London Baptist Confession of Faith are not copyrighted materials, therefore, the copyright does not extend to these texts, only to the form and organisation in which they are found in BCF Assistant. All the contributed materials (mentioned above) remain the property of the individual authors and permission must be obtained for their reproduction.

download.gif (150 bytes) A 16 bit version designed for Windows 3.1. (NOT YET AVAILABLE)
1. Download the bcfa16.exe file (~955k)
2. Copy the bcfa16.exe file to an empty directory/folder on your Hard Disk
3. Double Click on the bcfa16.exe file. This file is a compressed or packed file. Double clicking on it will unpack the file and result in several files in the directory on your Hard Disk.
4. Double Click on the setup.exe file. This will run the Installation program which will place The BCF Assistant on your system.
5. Once this program is installed you cant copy all the files in the original directory (except the bcfa16.exe file) onto a floppy disk then delete them from your Hard Disk.
6. The installation can be run from a floppy disk, so keep the floppy disk as a back up or pass it onto a friend!

download.gif (150 bytes) A 32 bit version designed for Windows 95/98 and NT4.0.
1. Download the bcfa32.exe file (~510k)
2. Copy the bcfa32.exe file to an empty directory/folder on your Hard Disk
3. Double Click on the bcfa32.exe file. This file is a compressed or packed file. Double clicking on it will unpack the file and result in several files in the directory on your Hard Disk.
4. Double Click on the setup.exe file. This will run the Installation program which will place The BCF Assistant on your system.
5. Once this program is installed you cant copy all the files in the original directory (except the bcfa32.exe file) onto a floppy disk then delete them from your Hard Disk.
6. The installation can be run from a floppy disk, so keep the floppy disk as a back up or pass it onto a friend!

download.gif (150 bytes) An HTML version which can be be used on any computer which has a Web browser. (NOT YET AVAILABLE)
1. Download the bcfahtml.zip file (~410k)
2. Copy the bcfahtml.zip file to an empty directory/folder on your Hard Disk
3. bcfahtml.zip is a compressed or packed file in the PC ZIP format. You will need a program to extract all the files out of this package onto your hard disk. Several free Expander packages are available from Aladdin Systems which you can download.
4. After you have installed the Expander program follow the instruction to decompress or extract all the files contained in the bcfahtml.zip file into a new folder on your hard disk.
5. To "run" the HTML version of The BCF Assistant load the index.htm or toc.htm files (these two file are identical) in your Web Browser using the standard File/Open Menu item.
If you wish to post the entire BCF Assistant on a Web server, please contact the author by e-mail prior to doing so. The BCF Assistant is free, however, the author would like to know where and by whom it is being deployed. Thank you for your cooperation.

 
 
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