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1527 Confession of Faith

The Confession of 1527 The author is assumed to be Michael Sattler, a highly educated ex-monk, of a friendly disposition, who was martyred at Rothenburg, on the Neckar, May 12th. 1527 This may well be the very first Doctrinal and Devotional Statement drawn up on behalf of a Baptist Congregation, but... Read More

15th Century Creed of the United Brethren

The CREED OF THE 15th. Cent. UNITED BRETHREN - MORAVIANS - The Scriptures as the sole rule of faith and practice. The total depravity of man. The real Godhead and the real humanity of Christ. Justification through the sacrifice of Christ. The operations of the Holy Spirit. Good works as the fruit of... Read More

1644 London Confession

London Baptist Confession of 1644 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE. This confession was drawn up by the Particular Baptists to distinguish them from the, more numerous, General (Arminian) Baptists. There are two, or more, editions of this confessi... Read More

1655 Midlands Confession

CONFESSION OF FAITH 1655 (VARIOUS PARTICULAR BAPTIST CONGREGATIONS IN THE MIDLANDS OF ENGLAND) This post-reformation Particular Baptist Confession of Faith predates most of the confessions in current circulation. It illustrates those issues which concerned these believers at that time and shows link... Read More

1757 Carter Lane Declaration

CARTER LANE DECLARATION 1757 1757 DECLARATION OF THE FAITH AND PRACTICE OF THE CHURCH IN CARTER LANE, SOUTHWARK (based on the 1729 GOAT YARD DECLARATION OF FAITH) in the pastoral care of Mr. John Gill, &c. Having been enabled, through divine Grace to give up ourselves to the Lord, and likewise to on... Read More

Apostles Creed, Comments only

The APOSTLES CREED A very personal viewpoint During the Dark Ages faithful Christians were persecuted by the Roman Catholic State-Church, frequently by the infamous inquisition, for refusing to recite the Apostles Creed. It needs to be stated that I, also, would not wish to recite this document, as ... Read More

Doctrines of Grace, and comments

The DOCTRINES OF GRACE These are frequently referred to as The Five Points of Calvinism, but this is a misnomer because Calvin had died before this statement was drawn up. They are simply five key teachings found in the Bible and formulated by the Synod of Dort in 1618-1619. This was done to counter... Read More

Gadsby's Catechism

Q.1 Who is the only self-existent Being? ANSWER. God is the only self-existent Being. Ex. 3. 14; Psa. 90. 2; Isa. 45. 5, 22; Jn. 8.58. Q.2 Ought everyone to believe that there is a God? ANSWER. Everyone ought to believe that there is a God, and it is their great sin and folly who do not. Psa. 9.17; ... Read More

Regulative Principle, and comments

The REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE "Whatsoever God has not commanded in His Word for His worship is not allowable in divine Worship." This was in keeping with John Knox's dictum. "All worshipping, honouring, or other service invented by the brain of man in the religion of God, without His own express command ... Read More

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