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Scripture (Part 1) - by Michael Phillips
Our Confession of Faith - Part 4
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2 Timothy 3:16-17
Sep 08, 2013 pm - Today, with God's blessing, we will move on in our study of the Midland Confession of Faith. Drawn up by a fellowship of English Baptists back in 1655, it was adopted by this church in the mid 1980's as a fair summary of our faith. The preface we added to it at the time is important. We said it defines our teaching position, it does not limit our church membership or our fellowship with other Christians. In other words, while we hope all our members are in rough agreement with the Confession, you don't have to sign off on its every jot and tittle to find a home here. We have never confused the Confession with the Bible. The latter is complete and infallible; the former is always open to addition, subtraction, or revision. Still, it's a first-rate Confession of Faith and I highly recommend it. The framers of the Confession obviously put some thought into what they were doing. They didn't just come up with sixteen random ideas and slap them together. There's a logical progression in the document. It starts with the Eternal Life of God and ends with the Eternal Life He gives us in Christ. This is both logical and consistent with history. The Confession begins with what God is, and ... More >>>

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