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Gospel Glory: Proclaimed Before the Sons of Men, In the Visible and Invisible Worship of God

Gospel Glory: Proclaimed Before the Sons of Men, In the Visible and Invisible Worship of God

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Published by John Shearhart
Wherein the Mystery of God in Christ, and His Royal, Spiritual Government Over the Souls and Bodies of His Saints is Clearly Discovered, Plainly Asserted and Faithfully Vindicated, against the Deceiver and his Servants who endeavor the Cessation Thereof, upon What Pretense Soever.
Wherein the Mystery of God in Christ, and His Royal, Spiritual Government Over the Souls and Bodies of His Saints is Clearly Discovered, Plainly Asserted and Faithfully Vindicated, against the Deceiver and his Servants who endeavor the Cessation Thereof, upon What Pretense Soever.

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Gospel-Glory
 
Proclaimed Before The Sons of Men,
 
In the Visible and Invisible Worship of 
 
GOD.
 
Wherein the Mystery of God in Christ, and His Royal, SpiritualGovernment Over the Souls and Bodies of His Saints is ClearlyDiscovered, Plainly Asserted and Faithfully Vindicated, againstthe Deceiver and his Servants who endeavor the CessationThereof, upon What Pretense Soever.
 
By
 
Edward Drapes,
 
An Unworthy Servant in the Gospel of Christ.
 
am he that lives and was dead, behold I am alive for evermore;Amen and I have the keys of hell and death, Rev. 1:18.
 
Take heed brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one anotherdaily, while it is called today, lest nay of you be hardened throughthe deceitfulness of sin, Hebrews 3:12, 13.
 
London,
 
 
 
Printed for Francis Tyton and are to be sold at his shop at thethree Daggers, nigh the
 
Inner Temple Gate.
 
1649.
 
Editor’s Introduction
 
 The
First London Confession of Faith
is a unique document and
reflects the ancient Adoptionist’s faith and order rather than
the
Nicene Creed.
 The
Second London Confession of Faith
reflectsthe
Nicene Creed.
 
Edward Drapes was a ministering brother who walked with the
Particular Baptist Church meeting in the Glasshouse or Glazer’s Hall
in London. This church came into being from the Richard Blountmission to bring adult immersion back into England from theCollegians in Holland. Blount and his friends were not aware of anwho then, 1640, practiced immersion of adult believers in England.See my Notes and Studies on the Kiffin Manuscript for a betterunderstanding of all this. These are two different works. Soon aftertheir constitution as a gospel church, the Glasshouse Church becamevery aggressive in gospel outreach, as were the other ParticularBaptist Churches in London. They spread their faith and order as faras Wales and Ireland. The
First London Confession
went with them.Edward Drapes had been in Ireland but returned home to London.Soon after he completed this work, he passed on to be with the Lord.
 
Drapes’ work is a commentary and manual explaining the same
doctrines and order the Particular Baptists had set forth in
The FirstLondon Confession of Faith
. It is like the Pedobaptist works,
TheLonger and Shorter Catechism
s. Herein is not much in the way of the classroom, but sermons and lectures explaining and vindicating
 
the
First London Confession
. The section on Christology is excellentin all its particulars.
 
When readers consider Drapes’ remarks about Jesus Christ, each
reader should remember that Drapes is dealing with the Man, Christ Jesus, not the Eternal Word. Drapes distinguished between the DivineBeing, the eternal Word and the man, Christ Jesus. He shows us thetrue and proper manner of the composite nature of the God-Man andthe several offices of the Man, Christ Jesus, in His sacred humanity asthe Mediator of the New and Everlasting Covenant. Once wedistinguish and understand that Drapes did treat about Christ, inHumanity as a Man, as the Mediator of the New and Everlasting
Covenant then our fears and concerns about some of Drapes’ 
statements will vanish away.
 
Edward Drapes was decidedly anti-Nicene as were the majority of theother contemporary Particular Baptists who helped issue the FirstLondon Confession of Faith.. When the General Baptists startingcoming among the Particular Baptists in the 1670s, then theParticular Baptists started a slow but study drift into Nicenism andeven worse.
 
Further highlights in Drapes’ Christology are his holding forth the
same concepts that Richardson and Kiffin had set forth in theirwork,
Justification by Christ Alone
. I have especially appreciated themanner in which both Richardson and Drapes set forth the
intercessory work of Jesus Christ now while He is at the Father’s righthand. Their views have given me further relight into Paul’s statementabout Abel’s blood that speaks. Christ’s death and His blood speaklouder than even Abel’s blood. See in this section many true andproper statements about the true manner of Christ’s intercession in
opposition the Papal and Arminian concepts.
 
Drapes also joins with Richardson in showing that Faith is the meansor result of justification, and not the cause of it. This is another

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