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Offices of Christ - by Michael Phillips
Our Confession of Faith - Part 11
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Zechariah 9:9
Dec 08, 2013 pm - Midland Confession #11: Offices of Christ This afternoon, with God's blessing, we will get back to our study of the Midland Confession of Faith. In 1655 a fellowship of English Reformed Baptists published the document and it has stood the test of time. While other Confessions are more detailed or more widely received, it's hard to name one better than this. I thank the Lord that we adopted it as a fair summary of our own faith and priorities back in the 1980's, and that, for all our defects of mind and will, we have preached and defended it for the better part of thirty years. Though the Confession covers several important doctrines, most of it is spent on the Doctrines of Grace, explaining what God has done to save us from our sin and misery. What has He done? In the first place, He chose us for salvation. Secondly, He called us to salvation, at the same time, enabling us to believe the Gospel, and be justified, now He sanctifies us in His Church, and finally He perfects and glorifies us at the Second Coming of Christ. All of these things are necessary for our salvation, and we do ourselves a disservice when we ignore them for the sake of 'peace and unity'. But as important as ... More >>>


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