Benjamin Keach on Christ's love

Curt Daniel writes:

"... Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) was the leading London Baptist responsible for the Second London Confession. He also revised the Westminster Shorter Catechism for the Baptists (1693). Keach was also the first major English hymnologist. Before the 1690's, virtually all Calvinistic and Baptist churches sung only psalms. Keach collected and wrote many hymns and published an extremely popular hymnbook which would pave the way for the Wesleys, Watts, Doddridge and Newton" (Curt Daniel, The History and Theology of Calvinism, p. 125).

In the appendices of The History and Theology of Calvinism, Daniel writes further:

"Benjamin Keach (1640-1704). Baptist. Adapted the Westminster Confession and Shorter Catechism for Baptists. The major organizer of Baptists after the Act of Toleration. Wrote Tropologia (reprinted as Preaching from the Types and Metaphors of the Bible), the largest work on Bible typology ever written. Later succeeded by John Gill and C.H. Spurgeon. Promoted congregational hymn singing."

Here is Keach cheapening and profaning Jesus Christ's precious love for His Bride (

"7. Christ's love held forth in the Gospel is a glorious love, in that it is an abiding and eternal love, nothing can separate the soul from Christ's love; 'Having loved his own that were in the world he loved them unto the end,' Rom. viii. 35, John xiii. 1.

8. Christ's love is a glorious love, because it is a love of complacency, he takes delight in his love, and in the soul beloved. Christ loves all men with a love of pity, but he loveth his elect with a love of complacency"
(Tropologia: A Key to Open Scripture Metaphors). [underlining mine--CD]