Baptist Catechism

Beddome's Scriptural Exposition of the Baptist Catechism has recently been reprinted. It is available here.

Dr. James M. Renihan has said
The recent reprint of The Baptist Catechism has given families and study classes a helpful tool for memorizing the great doctrines of the Christian faith. Now, a hidden jewel, Benjamin Beddome's 'A Scriptural Exposition of the Baptist Catechism,' takes its place alongside the Catechism to give much needed assistance to the same families and classes. Beddome shows how the doctrines contained in the Catechism are founded upon Scripture, and explains them for all to understand. This is indeed a wonderful instrument to make skilled craftsmen from apprentices!

And Dr Tom Nettles
Beddome's exposition is particularlly helpful for doctrine classes in churches and can give substantial help to any leader that would want to convene such a study.

Dr Michael Haykin gives the background
During his early years at Bourton Beddome used Benjamin Keach's Baptist Catechism extensively, but felt the questions and answers needed to be supplemented so composed what was printed in 1752 as 'A Scriptural Exposition of the Baptist Catechism by Way of Question and Answer,' which basically reproduced the wording and substance of the catechism drawn up by Keach, but added various sub-questions and answers to each of the main questions.
It proved quite popular. There were two editions during Beddome's lifetime, the second of which was widely used at the Bristol Baptist Academy, the sole British Baptist seminary for much of the 18th Century. In the 19th Century it was reprinted once in the British Isles and twice in the United States, the last printing being in 1849.

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