In a near thread, it was suggested that I post areas of disagreement with the London Baptist Confession of 1689. My first inclination is to not do so, because, I consider two outcomes. First, that there will be a lot of posts, but little agreement - but that isn't untypical of most of the interaction on the BB, so that reason is forlorn in a lack of support. Second, that there will be some misunderstanding that the nuance I take is some manner discrediting the whole document. Not so, but an attempt to display my own thinking. What the respondent take of that thinking is of their own desire. Third, that I would have in the next days, very little time to respond to those who would inquire. But, again, as the Lord allows, I figure I will make the attempt. So, it is the emphasis of this thread to begin and mark areas of disagreement with the respondents understanding that what I don't mark as an area of disagreement, then I agree. Perhaps the first area concerns the statement on free will. "God has indued the will of man, by nature, with liberty and the power to choose and to act upon his choice. This free will is neither forced, nor destined by any necessity of nature to do good or evil." I disagree that there is any "free will" abiding in the unregenerate humankind, and most certainly that the will is not by nature destined to do good or evil. Such free will is highly overrated, and in my opinion non - existent. I consider the will of unregenerate humankind corrupted to the point that any "good decisions" are only corrupt decisions that are made to appear good, for the time, but ultimately result in decay and ruin. That the unregenerate humankind will is subject to the god of this world, and of the demands of the impulses of this world and worldly. Of course, because I hold such, then any suggestion that the work of God "renews their wills," elsewhere in the document, I must restate as that new will in which God instills in the believer as part of the giving of a new nature. It remains my opinion that the new nature contains NOTHING of the old so there is no old will renewed, rather a completely and separate will that takes up residence and battles against all that the old nature and will continues to support. We are a "New creature created in Christ" not some old renewed. Ok, so that is a start. I will either start other threads or continue with other areas of disagreement in this one. It depends on pages. After all, I am old, and not nearly as smart as some others on the board.