What is a Reformed Baptist?
There's a variance of thought as to what constitutes the label 'Reformed Baptist'. However, we believe that being a Reformed Baptist is more than simply holding to a Calvinistic soteriology. In fact, we believe that being a Reformed Baptist means that one holds to the tradition of the early Particular/Strict Baptists who were explicitly confessional, chief amongst these confessions being the First London Baptist Confession of Faith (1644/46) and the Second London Baptist Confession (1677/89). We believe that adhering to the 1677/89 is the epitome of what it means to be a 'Reformed Baptist'. The 1677/89 confession being a concise summary in, as Charles Spurgeon put it, testifying the leading doctrines of the Bible, and something which acts as an "assistance [...] in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness".