Aug 9, 2009

Hanserd Knollys on Ordo Salutis

Hanserd Knollys (1599-1691) was a leader, with William Kiffin and Benjamin Keach, among English Particular Baptists. Knollys was one of the seven men who sent out the invitation to the 1689 General Assembly that published the 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith. Two years after he had subscribed his name to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, he was called to his Master.

Knollys wrote:

"Thus being by the Spirit and Faith united with Christ, we are made a new creature, or creation, have a new heart, and walk in newnesse of life."

Clearly Knollys did not put faith after regeneration. Union with Christ, by faith, preceded all other blessings of salvation.

He also wrote:

"Our union by Faith, the Pardon of sin, our Reconciliation with God, the sanctification of our hearts and lives, our peace of conscience, and the Salvation of our Souls, are the Benefits of our Redemption by Christ, I Cor. 1: 30. These are as a Cluster of Camphire, full of divine virture, and spiritual sweetness unto believers, when they can apply these benefits unto themselves by Faith." (Song of Solomon)

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