Irenic response to baited question about the Baptist Confession of Faith and editing of the phrase “good and necessary consequence” in Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures, paragraph 6:
6. The whole Councel of God concerning all things (i) necessary for his own Glory, Mans Salvation, Faith and Life, is either expressely set down or necessarily contained in the Holy Scripture; unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new Revelation of the Spirit, or traditions of men.
Nevertheless we acknowledge the (k) inward illumination of the Spirit of God, to be necessary for the saving understanding of such things as are revealed in the Word, and that there are some circumstances concerning the worship of God, and government of the Church common to humane actions and societies; which are to be (l) ordered by the light of nature, and Christian prudence according to the general rules of the Word, which are always to be observed.
i 2 Tim. 3. 15,16,17. Gal. 1. 8,9.
k John 6. 45. 1 Cor. 2. 9,10,11,12.
l 1 Cor. 11, 13,14. & ch. 14. 26. & 40.