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Election - by Michael Phillips
Our Confession of Faith - Part 8
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Ephesians 1:3-14
Nov 10, 2013 pm - This afternoon 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 and priorities in the mid-1980's. Confessions of Faith are not the Bible, and they shouldn't be treated as though they are. Even the most revered human creed is open to debate and revision, and like the Bereans, we ought to-- Search the Scriptures daily to see if these things are so. But to say our Confession of Faith is not the Bible is not to say it's worthless or that we're free to put our own personal whims above it. We're not. For more than three hundred years godly and wise Christians have subscribed to this particular confession, and much of what it says dates back to the Early Church, and has been held to by all Christians everywhere and in every age. In other words, old and widely believed Confessions of Faith demand our respect and the benefit of the doubt goes to them--not to us--when we differ. This is not a human rule made up on the spot by a man who loves church history, but a fair application of Hebrews 13:7-- Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the ... More >>>

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