Grace in Justification

To Keach not only was Justification an act of God's doing, but it was an act of his grace. Grace brought deliverance and deliverance brought justification. For Keach this order could not be changed or re-worked as God first enacted his grace in saving a perishing world/people. Justification was grace's greatest gift. ".... the lost... Continue Reading →

Dealing with Heretics and Blasphemers- Keach

For Keach there were two things which rendered a Man an Heretick: 1. An Error in matters of Faith, Fundamental or Essential to Salvation. 2. A Stubbornness in continuing to hold to such a thought after it has been disproved. After believers work to convince the heretic of their abominable Error; and they remain obstinate,... Continue Reading →

Memoirs of Benjamin Keach- His Marriages

"Mr. Keach had been twice married. His first wife was a Miss Jane Grove, of Winslow, in Buckinghamshire, "a woman of great piety and prudence," to which might have been added, great affection and fortitude, which she manifested when her husband was set in the pillory, by standing by him and defending the cause for... Continue Reading →

The Wicked Are Undone

"Wicked men are undone by reckoning wrong; they do not keep their accounts well; they put the evil day far off; they measure their days not by the king’s standard, or by just rules and measures. Perhaps they reckon by their present health, their present strength, or by the lives of their progenitors. Their father... Continue Reading →


Taken from Keach's: A Golden Mine Opened, pp. 169-175, 1694 edition). That all the saints of God, or sheep of Jesus Christ, shall be saved, and none of them shall so fall away as eternally to perish. The truth of this point I shall prove by divers arguments and scriptures. And my first argument shall... Continue Reading →


Taken from Keach's: The Counterfeit Christian or the Danger of Hypocrisy, (London: John Pike, 1691) What can render the state of a person worse than to be an enemy of God, Jesus Christ, and the power of godliness; and yet to think he is holy and a good Christian? Nay, because his conscience is blind... Continue Reading →

Keach’s Catechism

This Catechism was originally published to clarify the theology of the Second London Baptist Confession that was written in 1677 and published after the Glorious Revolution in 1689. This particular edition of Keach's Catechism appears to have been edited at some point without changing its essential message. Q. 1. Who is the first and best... Continue Reading →

O Lord, ’tis matter of high praise, Thy Word on us doth shine, But happy they who feel its rays, And glorious power divine.   O let poor sinners feel their sin Prick them, as with a sword; And purge out all that filth within; So will we praise Thy Word.   Enlightened souls have... Continue Reading →

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