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God - by Michael Phillips
Our Confession of Faith - Part 2
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John 17:3
Aug 11, 2013 pm - A couple of weeks ago, we began an afternoon study of our Confession of Faith. I call it our confession because back in the mid 1980's we adopted it as a fair summary of what we believe and what we emphasize. Except for a couple of slight changes I made for the sake of clarity, the Confession was first published in the middle of England in the middle of the 17th Century. It's called The Midland Confession of 1655. If you ever noticed the name of our church, it won't surprise you to learn the confession is distinctly Baptist. You'll find the distinctive in Articles 13 and 14. But even though it is Baptist, what it chiefly is Orthodox, Evangelical, and Reformed. By 'Orthodox', I mean it confesses what all Christians at all times and places believe about God and Christ. The first two Articles, in particular, could be signed by a Baptist, a Lutheran, a Presbyterian, a Roman, Catholic, or any other Christian Church--but not by the cults. Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Christian Scientists may well be good people, hard-working, sincere, and religious, but they are not Christians--and not because I say they're not, but because the Whole Church says so. And what the Church's judgment is ... More >>>

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