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Trinity - by Michael Phillips
Our Confession of Faith - Part 3
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2 Corinthians 13:14
Aug 18, 2013 pm - Today, with the Lord's blessing, we'll move on in our study of the Midland Confession of Faith. The document was drawn up in 1655 to summarize the faith of some English Christians who very much believed in the Doctrines of Grace and the teaching of the New Testament on the Sacraments and church life. Unlike the Bible, the Confession doesn't cover everything we need to know and nothing it covers is covered infallibly. Only the Bible is God's Word without error or omission. Still, the old confession is a good one, and, back in the mid 1980's, we adopted it as a fair expression of our faith. The first article deals with God, and in particular, with what He is. The second article is on the Trinity, answering the question who He is. In the interest of full disclosure, I re-worded the article a bit for the sake of clarity, borrowing a line from the Westminster Shorter Catechism. It says-- We believe that there are three Persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one God, the same in essence, equal in power and glory. Like the Bible, the Confession does not use the word, Trinity, but that's the commonly accepted word for it, and I can think of ... More >>>

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