Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith (part 3)

by | Sep 27, 2016 | Book, Uncategorized

A wonderful defense of the importance of creeds and confessions has stood at the opening of A Modern Exposition since its first publication in 1989 (the 300th anniversary of its first adoption in London in 1689). I did not write that defense. It was written by Dr. Robert Paul Martin who went to be with the Lord a few months ago in 2016.

I have always wondered if “Dr. Bob” received sufficient credit for this fine essay. In my preface to the Fifth Edition of A Modern Exposition I attempt to make sure he does. Here is what I say:

“Finally, let me dedicate to Dr. Robert Paul Martin and his family this 5th Edition of A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession. His Introduction on the Legitimacy and Use of Confessions has stood at the beginning of A Modern Exposition in each of its editions including the present one. He has in my view never received the credit he deserves for that outstanding little essay. “Dr. Bob” passed away a few months ago in 2016, but his godliness and labors for Christ’s Kingdom are not forgotten.”

Dr. Sam Waldron

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