6 2 Tim. Of the Law of God 18 Col. 3:16; Eph. Hurcules Collins, Pastor, Wapping, London 8 Ps. 2 1 Cor. 5 Deut. This title can be purchased in print form from Founders Press.For a discussion of how robust a confession of faith should be, see B.H. 1 Gen. 3:15 2001 Andrew Kerkham /h2> The Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 has its roots firmly in the Westminster Confession of Faith of 1647. 2:14; Eph. 1:5-7 3 Mal. 34:6,7; Heb. God, the supreme Lord and King of all the world, has ordained civil magistrates to be under him, over the people, for his own glory and the public good; and to this end has armed them with the power of the sword, for defence and encouragement of them that do good, and for the punishment of evil doers.1 This makes the baptism a congregational event in which we are reminded not only of the grace promised in our baptism, but of our responsibility to believe those gracious promises and act on those beliefs. 8 1 Cor. 19. These holy appointments are to be administered by those only who are qualified and thereunto called, according to the commission of Christ.2 5:17, Paragraph 1. Baptist Confession of Faith (1689) Rewritten in modern English by Andrew Kerkham 1st ed. The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly 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.9  Nevertheless, we acknowledge the inward illumination of the Spirit of God to be necessary for the saving understanding of such things as are revealed in the Word,10 and that there are some circumstances concerning the worship of God, and government of the church, common to human actions and societies, which are to be ordered by the light of nature and Christian prudence, according to the general rules of the Word, which are always to be observed.11 6 Lev. Hosea May 31 Of God and the Holy Trinity Brian Malcolm. 2 2 Chron. Paul Fruin, Minister, Warwick, Warwick 4;4 The Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 Rewritten in Modern English ©1975, Carey Publications, Ltd. 75 Woodhill Road, Leeds, U.K. LS16 7BZ ISBN 0 85479 940 0 (Use this number to order the confession in book form from your local Christian bookstore.) 20 Gen. 4:5; Heb. 2 Matt. 7:2,9, Paragraph 3. 110:3; 1 Cor. Samuel Ewer, Pastor, Hemstead, Herts 25:32-46, Paragraph 2. 1:19-21, 2:14,15; Psalm 19:1-3 6 Heb. # 167). 26 Acts 13:37 This promise of Christ, and salvation by him, is revealed only by the Word of God;3 neither do the works of creation or providence, with the light of nature, make discovery of Christ, or of grace by him, so much as in a general or obscure way;4 much less that men destitute of the revelation of Him by the promise or gospel, should be enabled thereby to attain saving faith or repentance.5 13:5-7; 1 Pet. Of Effectual Calling Jun 2. 13:8, Paragraph 2. 29 1 Cor. 6 Ps. There is but one only,(a) living, and true God:(b) who is infinite in … From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good, and wholly inclined to all evil,11 do proceed all actual transgressions.12 2:20; Acts 28:23, Paragraph 1. John Tomkins, Minister, Abingdon, Berks 17 Ezek. 13:14 6:17,18 Chapter 3. 4 Rom. Over the course of the next several months, we will be releasing “roundtable posts”, featuring two to three members of Mennonite Church USA congregations reflecting on an article from the Confession of Faith and … Of Marriage 116:11; 77:7,8, 31:22 7 Ps. 6 Titus 3:3-5; John 6:44, Paragraph 4. 8 Rom. 17 John 5:26 Of Saving Faith. Of Baptism Sure, John, go ahead. 2:2-9, Paragraph 5. 81:11,12; 2 Thess. 1;17 3:18 1 Gen. 3:19; Acts 13:36 Of Baptism and the Lord's Supper May 30 Of God's Decree Brian Malcolm. 12 2 Pet. 35 Rev. 4 Zech. Of Sanctification 4:25 6:5,6 We offer Baptism in the Novus Ordo form in English and in the Traditional form in Latin. Habakkuk 36:31; 2 Cor. 11 2 Cor. As it is the law of nature, that in general a proportion of time, by God's appointment, be set apart for the worship of God, so by his Word, in a positive moral, and perpetual commandment, binding all men, in all ages, he has particularly appointed one day in seven for a sabbath to be kept holy unto him,28 which from the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ was the last day of the week, and from the resurrection of Christ was changed into the first day of the week, which is called the Lord's Day:29 and is to be continued to the end of the world as the Christian Sabbath, the observation of the last day of the week being abolished. Of the Holy Scriptures Set forth by many of us, who are (falsely) called Ana-Baptists, to inform all Men (in these days of scandal and reproach) of our innocent Belief and Practise; for which we are not only resolved to suffer Persecution, to the loss of our Goods, but also Life itself, rather than to decline the same. 2 Rom. 19 Acts 6:4; Heb. Those whom God has accepted in the beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, and given the precious faith of his elect unto, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved, seeing the gifts and callings of God are without repentance, from which source he still begets and nourishes in them faith, repentance, love, joy, hope, and all the graces of the Spirit unto immortality;1 and though many storms and floods arise and beat against them, yet they shall never be able to take them off that foundation and rock which by faith they are fastened upon; notwithstanding, through unbelief and the temptations of Satan, the sensible sight of the light and love of God may for a time be clouded and obscured from them,2 yet he is still the same, and they shall be sure to be kept by the power of God unto salvation, where they shall enjoy their purchased possession, they being engraved upon the palm of his hands, and their names having been written in the book of life from all eternity.3 All persons throughout the world, professing the faith of the gospel, and obedience unto God by Christ according unto it, not destroying their own profession by any errors everting the foundation, or unholiness of conversation, are and may be called visible saints;2 and of such ought all particular congregations to be constituted.3 The covenant of works being broken by sin, and made unprofitable unto life, God was pleased to give forth the promise of Christ, the seed of the woman, as the means of calling the elect, and begetting in them faith and repentance;1 in this promise the gospel, as to the substance of it, was revealed, and [is] therein effectual for the conversion and salvation of sinners.2 11:13 1:4 2 Acts 3:22 10 Rev. By this faith a Christian believes to be true whatsoever is revealed in the Word for the authority of God himself,4 and also apprehends an excellency therein above all other writings and all things in the world,5 as it bears forth the glory of God in his attributes, the excellency of Christ in his nature and offices, and the power and fullness of the Holy Spirit in his workings and operations: and so is enabled to cast his soul upon the truth consequently believed;6 and also acts differently upon that which each particular passage thereof contains; yielding obedience to the commands,7 trembling at the threatenings,8 and embracing the promises of God for this life and that which is to come;9 but the principle acts of saving faith have immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, and resting upon him alone for justification, sanctification, and eternal life, by virtue of the covenant of grace.10 Each church fully subscribes to each doctrine of the confession. 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