From the introduction to “1689 A MODERN EXPOSITION.” This book is a commentary on the 1689 London confession of faith.

“Alongside of our appreciation for the great reformed confessions, we must remember that each generation must ground its faith in the Bible. People’s faith must not be rooted only in an allegiance to the confession. In our churches we must seek to make followers of Christ, not just Baptists, or Presbyterians, or reformed. The confession must not become simply a tradition held without personal conviction rooted in the Word of God. As Professor Murray observed, ‘When any generation is content to rely upon its theological heritage and refuses to explore for itself the riches of divine revelation, then declension is already under way and heterodoxy will be the lot of the succeeding generation.'”