The Exclusivity of the First Commandment

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Reformed confessions like the Westminster Confession of Faith and London Baptist 1689 Confession of Faith begin with the doctrine of Scripture in order to emphasize that the written divine revelation of God is the foundation upon which all doctrines must be built. This includes the doctrine of God and his plan of redemption. Contemporary religious teachers are mostly opposed to the blatant and unashamed exclusivism of these confessions.

Some contemporary religious pluralists have proposed the idea that men and women who love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, to whatever extent their religion shares with the Bible truths about God (e.g. God is Creator, Judge, Righteous, Loving, etc), will be saved without hearing the Gospel and explicitly trusting in Jesus Christ the God Man who died as the substitute for sinners.

Yet these proponents of a new kind of Christianity are seemingly unaware of the…

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