1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith

1. Of the Holy Scriptures
2. Of God and the Holy Trinity 
3. Of God's Decree 
4. Of Creation 
5. Of Divine Providence 
6. Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment thereof 
7. Of God's Covenant 
8. Of Christ the Mediator 
9. Of Free Will 
10. Of Effectual Calling 
11. Of Justification 
12. Of Adoption 
13. Of Sanctification 
14. Of Saving Faith 
15. Of Repentance unto Life and Salvation 
16. Of Good Works 
17. Of the Perseverance of the Saints 
18. Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation 
19. Of the Law of God 
20. Of the Gospel and the Extent of Grace thereof 
21. Of Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience 
22. Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day 
23. Of Lawful Oaths and Vows 
24. Of the Civil Magistrate 
25. Of Marriage 
26. Of the Church 
27. Of the Communion of Saints 
28. Of Baptism and the Lord's Supper 
29. CHAPTER 29; OF BAPTISM

Paragraph 1. Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, to be unto the party baptized, a sign of his fellowship with him, in his death and resurrection; of his being engrafted into him;3 of remission of sins;4 and of giving up into God, through Jesus Christ, to live and walk in newness of life.5 

3 Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12; Gal. 3:27 

4 Mark 1:4; Acts 22:16 

5 Rom. 6:4

Paragraph 2. Those who do actually profess repentance towards God, faith in, and obedience to, our Lord Jesus Christ, are the only proper subjects of this ordinance.6 

6 Mark 16:16; Acts 8:36,37, 2:41, 8:12, 18:8

Paragraph 3. The outward element to be used in this ordinance is water, wherein the party is to be baptized, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.7 

7 Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 8:38

Paragraph 4. Immersion, or dipping of the person in water, is necessary to the due administration of this ordinance.8 

8 Matt. 3:16; John 3:23


30. Of the Lord's Supper 
31. Of the State of Man after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead 
32. Of the Last Judgment