We are a fellowship of Baptist believers who trace our spiritual ancestry to the roots of all Particular Baptist churches in England and America, founded upon the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689.
In the year 1689, representatives from more than 100 Baptist churches throughout England and Wales gathered in London to approve and publish a statement or confession of their faith. As they stated in the preface to that document, It was their purpose “to join together in giving a testimony to the world of our firm adhering to those wholesome principles by the publication of this [confession].” Since that day the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith has been the standard of Baptist confessions both in England and America. When C.H. Spurgeon, pastor of London's Metropolitan Tabernacle,1854 - 1892, republished the 1689 Confession for his 6,000 member congregation nearly 200 years later, he wrote in his introduction to it, “This ancient document is the most excellent epitome of the things most surely believed among us. It is not issued as an authoritative rule or code of faith, whereby you may be fettered, but as an assistance in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness...Cleave fast to the Word of God which is here mapped out for you.”
The Confession is composed of thirty-two chapters, each covering in detail an individual point of doctrine. Beginning with the foundational doctrine of the sufficiency and infallibility of the Bible in Chapter One, the Confession sweeps through the entirety of Scripture as it describes and distills the great truths concerning the nature of God, His works of Creation and Providence, Man and his nature, the Fall of Man, Jesus Christ - His Person and work, salvation by Christ, holy living, and the nature of the Church to name but a few choice selections from this remarkable doctrinal statement. It remains today as a testimony to the ardent labors of those who stood unflinchingly for "the faith once delivered to the saints" in a day when their profession of Christ and of Baptist principles often came at the cost of goods, family, liberty, and sometimes life itself.
We heartily and humbly agree with the closing words of the introduction to the Confession prepared by its original signers, and affirm with them that it is “our earnest prayer that the God of all grace will pour out those measures of his Holy Spirit upon us, that the profession of truth may be accompanied with the sound belief and diligent practice of it by us, that His name may in all things be glorified through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
To view the complete text of the 1689 London Baptist Confession click on the link below:
Coweta Particular Baptist Church's constitution was the fruit of countless hours of labor among the membership over the space of two years, meeting regularly to discuss each article and each line. Counsel was received from the constitutions of other churches, both historic and modern, of like faith and practice, in order to craft a final document that reflects the church's historical Baptist roots while also addressing issues specific to our modern culture and challenges.
This constitution expresses our understanding of the organization and function of a true Gospel church under the headship of its Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To that end numerous Scripture references are provided that anchor our constitution firmly upon the infallible and unerring Word of God. A Family Covenant, taken from the covenant of the church that Mr. Benjamin Keach pastored in Horsley-down, London, England, is appended to the Constitution and forms the basis of the members' covenant with one another and to our Lord upon acceptance into membership.
The Constitution was approved and adopted unanimously by the membership at the church's constituting service on March 25, 2012. Since that time additions have been made to address specific issues that have arisen in the life and practice of the church to more clearly define our doctrinal positions. To view the complete text of the Constitution, please click on the link below.
Click below to listen to the message from our Constituting Service on March 25, 2012, or to read the text of the message.