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Fall of Man - by Michael Phillips
Our Confession of Faith - Part 7
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Ecclesiastes 7:29
Oct 27, 2013 pm - This afternoon, with God's blessing, we will continue our study of the Midland Confession of Faith. First published in 1655, we adopted it as a summary of our own beliefs in the mid-1980's. Confessions of Faith can never take the place of the Bible, but even so, they're very useful. Churches ought to stand for something, and Confessions remind of us what we stand for, and tell others what we believe and what beliefs mean the most to us. Thus far, we've looked at three of those beliefs: God, the Trinity, and the Scripture. We confess to believe in God, by which we don't mean anything and everything that goes by 'god', but a particular God, the God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Three Divine Persons, 'the same in essence in power and glory'. We also confess that God has revealed Himself to us, partly in nature, but mostly, in the Bible which is God's Word in a way that no other book is or can be. Article 4 touches briefly on the doctrine of Man, but mostly on Man's fall into sin and misery. It could be far longer than it is, but thankfully, it isn't. If you read books on the Fall of Man, you'll find a lot more speculation than you do Bible. Much of it is interesting and ... More >>>

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