1689 Confession of Faith

February 2016

SIX BENEFITS OF CONFESSIONS

CONSIDER SIX BENEFITS OF CONFESSIONS: 1. Confessions Help Identify Deviant Theology 2 Timothy 1: 13 “Hold fast to sound words.” Jude 3 “Contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” This is not to say that any and everything outside of the Confession is heretical, but it does warn us to check whatever is  not in the Confession against scripture. 2. Confessions Define A Church’s Unity and Like...

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What is a Confession of Faith?

What is a Confession of Faith? It is fine to say we believe the Bible.  Many cults and teachers of false doctrine do the same.  It is therefore important to define what we believe the Bible says.  Confessions do that very thing.  Confessions are always beneath and subject to the scriptures. Confessions are more detailed than Creeds.  The Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed, for instance are little more than a paragraph stating the most elementary essentials...

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