Puritan Board Sophomore
At what point in history -- and if it may be known, by whom -- was the phrase "Reformed" Baptist first used? I understand that most churches that hold to the Second London Confession, prior to the twentieth century, referred to themselves as "Particular" Baptists (referring to their belief in particular redemption). And as has been frequently pointed out, "Reformed" has historically been used to describe churches which hold to a specific ecclesiology as well as soteriology, not embraced by "Reformed" Baptists. When did Baptists and Baptist churches first start to use this phrase?