Does Anyone Have a "Baptist" Catechism?

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    I had one as a youth written by W.B. Riley of First Baptist, Minneapolis, but it is long gone. It had statements and questions that were to be memorized - paralleling confirmation in the Catholic/Lutheran environment of the 1930's.

    Am looking for one in print OR in cyberspace.
     
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    Bob,

    I knew there had to be such a thing out there, but I've been looking for a while and can't find it.

    I think some of the reformed catechisms used by the German evangelical and Reformed churches in the USA (now part of the UCC) are some of the most eloquent expressions of faith around.

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    There is a good one at the end of James P. Boyce's book Abstract of Systematic Theology. Check the SBC Founders website . I'm sure they'd have a good one there. Tom Nettles at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has written a book about the history of catechism among Baptist churches, but I forget the exact title right now. The flu has me down for the 2nd time this month :( Otherwise, my memory would be perfect, right? :rolleyes:
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    Dr. B.
    Here is a link to the Charleston Catechism: http://www.reformedreader.org/ccc/bapcat.htm

    Here is Charles Spurgeon's Catechism: http://home.earthlink.net/~andrepar/creed12.htm

    Benjamin Keach's Catechism: (Particular Baptist) http://home.earthlink.net/~andrepar/creed16.htm

    The Shorter Baptist Catechism ( in Russian) http://www.gracetorussia.com/Books/BaptistShorterCatechism.htm

    William Gadsby's Catechism: (English Strict Baptist) http://www.the-faith.org.uk/gadsby.html

    Hope it helps.

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    For a catechism in print, this one may still be available - The Baptist Catechism commonly called Keach's Catechism (put forth in 1869, adopted by the Philadelphia Baptist Association in 1742, being the edition published in London in 1794, newly revised by Paul King Jewett, 1952). Whew! And I left out over half the information. This is a small booklet about 4" X 6" with 48 pages and published by Baker Book House. I purchased it probably 15 or more years ago for 50 cents. I'm not sure if it is still in print.

    The back cover contains this quote by C. H. Spurgeon: "In matters of doctrine you will find orthodox congregations frequently changed to heterodoxy in the course of thirty or forty years, and that is because, too often, there has been no catechising of the children in the essential doctrines of the Gospel. For my part I am more and more persuaded that the study of a good Scriptural catechism is of infinite value to our children..."
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dr. Bob Griffin:
    I had one as a youth written by W.B. Riley of First Baptist, Minneapolis, but it is long gone. It had statements and questions that were to be memorized - paralleling confirmation in the Catholic/Lutheran environment of the 1930's.

    Am looking for one in print OR in cyberspace.
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    Jonathan: I would recommend the one prepared by John Piper's church (Bethlehem Baptist in Minneapolis). You can find info on it at www.desiringgod.org
     
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    Charles Spurgeon wrote a catechism for the families in his church, but I see somebody else has already provided the link to it.
     

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