11 1 Cor. 1 Gen. 2:24; Mal. 2:14,16, Paragraph 4. 8 Heb. Although God knoweth whatsoever may or can come to pass, upon all supposed conditions,5 yet hath He not decreed anything, because He foresaw it as future, or as that which would come to pass upon such conditions.6 11:36 7:22,23 Of Sanctification 40:7,8; Heb. 11 Gal. 90:2 This certainty is not a bare conjectural and probable persuasion grounded upon a fallible hope, but an infallible assurance of faith,4 founded on the blood and righteousness of Christ revealed in the Gospel;5 and also upon the inward evidence of those graces of the Spirit unto which promises are made,6 and on the testimony of the Spirit of adoption, witnessing with our spirits that we are the children of God;7 and, as a fruit thereof, keeping the heart both humble and holy.8 36:26,27; John 6:44,45; Ps. 4:13, Paragraph 1. OR. 1:4, Paragraph 2. 9 Mark 6:18; 1 Cor. 2 Eccles. 7 1 Tim. 1:23; Heb. 25. 28:18-20; Eph. 1:20, 21; Acts 15:15, 16, Paragraph 10. 14:4 God the good Creator of all things, in His infinite power and wisdom does uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all creatures and things,1 from the greatest even to the least,2 by His most wise and holy providence, to the end for the which they were created, according unto His infallible foreknowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of His own will; to the praise of the glory of His wisdom, power, justice, infinite goodness, and mercy.3 They who are united to Christ, effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection, are also farther sanctified, really and personally,1 through the same virtue, by his Word and Spirit dwelling in them;2 the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed,3 and the several lusts of it are more and more weakened and mortified,4 and they more and more quickened and strengthened in all saving graces,5 to the practice of all true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.6 1 1 John 1:3; John 1:16; Phil. 5 John 1:12, Rom. 27 1 John 5:7; Matt. Thomas Winnel, Pastor, Taunton, Som. And though they may, through the temptation of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins, and for a time continue therein,9 whereby they incur God's displeasure and grieve his Holy Spirit,10 come to have their graces and comforts impaired,11 have their hearts hardened, and their consciences wounded,12 hurt and scandalize others, and bring temporal judgments upon themselves,13 yet shall they renew their repentance and be preserved through faith in Christ Jesus to the end.14 4 Rom. 15 2 Chron. 3 Gen. 1:28 The authority of the Holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed, depends not upon the testimony of any man or church, but wholly upon God (who is truth itself), the author thereof; therefore it is to be received because it is the Word of God.7 1:2; 2; Thess. 4:2,3, Paragraph 14. Carroll and Robust Confessionalism. 1:10 Although God created man upright and perfect, and gave him a righteous law, which had been unto life had he kept it, and threatened death upon the breach thereof,1 yet he did not long abide in this honor;  Satan using the subtlety of the serpent to subdue Eve, then by her seducing Adam, who, without any compulsion, did willfully transgress the law of their creation, and the command given to them, in eating the forbidden fruit,2 which God was pleased, according to His wise and holy counsel to permit, having purposed to order it to His own glory. The liberty which Christ has purchased for believers under the gospel, consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the severity and curse of the law,1 and in their being delivered from this present evil world,2 bondage to Satan,3 and dominion of sin,4 from the evil of afflictions,5 the fear and sting of death, the victory of the grave,6 and everlasting damnation:7 as also in their free access to God, and their yielding obedience unto Him, not out of slavish fear,8 but a child-like love and willing mind.9 All which were common also to believers under the law for the substance of them;10 but under the New Testament the liberty of Christians is further enlarged, in their freedom from the yoke of a ceremonial law, to which the Jewish church was subjected, and in greater boldness of access to the throne of grace, and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers under the law did ordinarily partake of.11 3 Heb. 1:20-22, Paragraph 3.      ‘This little volume,’ he wrote, ‘is not issued as an authoritative rule, or code of faith, whereby you are to be fettered, but as an assistance to you in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness.  Here the younger members of our church will have a body of divinity in small compass, and by means of the scriptural proofs, will be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in them. 8 Hosea 1:7 3:10; Rom. See Article 15, concerning the doctrine of original sin. 10 1 John 4:13; Heb. The Philadelphia Confession was a modification of the Second London Confession that added an John Ball,  Minister, Tiverton, Devon 1:19 15:25,26 You know this. Rather, what saves us is the “appeal to God for a clear conscience,” which is interpreted as a pledge to God to follow Jesus, and baptism is merely an appropriate symbol for that confession of faith. 5 Prov. 6 Rom. 3:31 This view argues that the act of baptism regenerates the person being baptized from spiritual death to life (infants and adults), even apart from faith in Christ (ex opere operato, “by the work performed”), and it’s necessary for our salvation. God has appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in righteousness, by Jesus Christ;1 to whom all power and judgment is given of the Father; in which day, not only the apostate angels shall be judged,2 but likewise all persons that have lived upon the earth shall appear before the tribunal of Christ, to give an account of their thoughts, words, and deeds, and to receive according to what they have done in the body, whether good or evil.3 54:8, 9 In the next few posts I will highlight different aspects of the baptism service I used when I served as a pastor in a local church. 10:14; 1 Pet. 5 Deut. 8 Gen. 3:6, Paragraph 3. 5:5,6 You have provided a rationale for paedo-baptism that is covenantal and not baptismal regeneration. 1:17; Deut. Baptism: Confession of Faith and Personal Testimony. 3:27, Paragraph 4. 24 Acts 11:19-21; 1 Pet. True believers may have the assurance of their salvation divers ways shaken, diminished, and intermitted; as by negligence in preserving of it,13 by falling into some special sin which wounds the conscience and grieves the Spirit;14 by some sudden or vehement temptation,15 by God's withdrawing the light of his countenance, and suffering even such as fear him to walk in darkness and to have no light,16 yet are they never destitute of the seed of God17 and life of faith,18 that love of Christ and the brethren, that sincerity of heart and conscience of duty out of which, by the operation of the Spirit, this assurance may in due time be revived,19 and by the which, in the meantime, they are preserved from utter despair.20 23:19; Eph. God, having all life,17 glory,18 goodness,19 blessedness, in and of Himself, is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creature which He hath made, nor deriving any glory from them,20 but only manifesting His own glory in, by, unto, and upon them; He is the alone fountain of all being, of whom, through whom, and to whom are all things,21 and He hath most sovereign dominion over all creatures, to do by them, for them, or upon them, whatsoever Himself pleases;22 in His sight all things are open and manifest,23 His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature, so as nothing is to Him contingent or uncertain;24 He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works,25 and in all His commands; to Him is due from angels and men, whatsoever worship,26 service, or obedience, as creatures they owe unto the Creator, and whatever He is further pleased to require of them. 1 Exod. 9 1 Cor. Book The Anabaptists. 10:1; Col. 2:17 1:5-11 Saints by profession are bound to maintain a holy fellowship and communion in the worship of God, and in performing such other spiritual services as tend to their mutual edification;4 as also in relieving each other in outward things according to their several abilities, and necessities;5 which communion, according to the rule of the gospel, though especially to be exercised by them, in the relation wherein they stand, whether in families,6 or churches,7 yet, as God offers opportunity, is to be extended to all the household of faith, even all those who in every place call upon the name of the Lord Jesus; nevertheless their communion one with another as saints, does not take away or infringe the title or propriety which each man has in his goods and possessions.8 13:5-7; 1 Pet. 5 1 Tim. 2 Acts 3:22 6 John 14:6 1:6; 2 Tim. However, would they be right? I've been teaching through the gospel of Matthew and a few weeks ago I reached chapter 3. 9 Gen. 17:1 These angels and men thus predestinated and foreordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed, and their number so certain and definite, that it cannot be either increased or diminished.10 But the New Testament way to confess your faith is not to go forward. It has ever since born the name of the Second London Confession. 4 Rom. 4:28 7 Col. 1:13; John 8:36 6 Matt. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins. 29 Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11 5:2,3,6 36:31; 2 Cor. Good works are only such as God has commanded in his Holy Word,1 and not such as without the warrant thereof are devised by men out of blind zeal, or upon any pretense of good intentions.2 10 Rom. Confession is an expression of faith that qualifies one for baptism “unto” the remission of sins (Acts 2:38). May 31 Of God and the Holy Trinity Brian Malcolm. 13 Gen. 1:20; Isa. 7 1 Kings 8:27; Jer. 1:10,11; 2 Thess. Ruth 2:19; John 13:18, Paragraph 5. 12. 13:8 4:6; Eph. 6 2 Cor. 8 Eph. 95:1-7, 65:2 27 1 Cor. 6:16; 1 John 5:4,5 8 Jer. 4:28, Paragraph 1. 11 Ps. In fact, there is no phase of baptism that is not a confession. Hosea 3 10:29-31 Chapter 3. 14. 8 Col. 2:14,16,17; Eph. 10:14,17 Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment thereof, Of the Gospel and the Extent of Grace thereof, Of Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience, Of the State of Man after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead. A majority understand the Lord’s Supper as a memorial (64%), while a number embrace the spiritual presence view (26%), Text formatting is available via select HTML. This is one of the practices that makes the EFCA unique. 8:30, 9:11,16 8:28 5 Eph. 8:15 4:10; Amos 9:8,9; Isa. This effectual call is of God's free and special grace alone, not from anything at all foreseen in man, nor from any power or agency in the creature,7 being wholly passive therein, being dead in sins and trespasses, until being quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit;8 he is thereby enabled to answer this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it, and that by no less power than that which raised up Christ from the dead.9 8:3; Mark 16:15,16; John 3:16; 15 Acts 20:17, 28; Phil. 1:2; Job 26:13 8:30, 11:7; Eph. 1:7; 1 Cor. The justification of believers under the Old Testament was, in all these respects, one and the same with the justification of believers under the New Testament.18 10 1 Cor. 8 1 Cor. 32:5, Ps. The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith in Modern English This title can be purchased in print form from Founders Press. 30:19, Paragraph 2. 3. John Tomkins, Minister, Abingdon, Berks 42:5,11 15:54-57 4:13 7:29 8:4,6; Deut. 2:13,14 22 Dan. 1 Gen. 3:15 12:7; 3:21-23 Below is a list of the chapters of the confession. 2 Rom. We may be moved and induced by the testimony of the church of God to a high and reverent esteem of the Holy Scriptures; and the heavenliness of the matter, the efficacy of the doctrine, and the majesty of the style, the consent of all the parts, the scope of the whole (which is to give all glory to God), the full discovery it makes of the only way of man's salvation, and many other incomparable excellencies, and entire perfections thereof, are arguments whereby it does abundantly evidence itself to be the Word of God; yet notwithstanding, our full persuasion and assurance of the infallible truth, and divine authority thereof, is from the inward work of the Holy Spirit bearing witness by and with the Word in our hearts.8 12 James 4:12; Rom. 19:5,6, Paragraph 2. 11;6,13; Rom. 5:9, 10 18 1 Cor. 6 Eph. 119:32 1 John 10:28,29; Phil. 4 1 Cor. 21 Ps. 145:17 With the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation, Rom.10:10. 64:6; Ps. 6 Luke 24:27,44; Rom. The Baptist Confession of Faith (1689) With slight revisions by C. H. Spurgeon. 4:9,10; John 6:23; Matt. 10 Rom. . 9:13, Paragraph 7. 1742 The Philadelphia Confession; 1788 The Coalheaver's Confession.      We the MINISTERS, and MESSENGERS of, and concerned for upwards of, one hundred BAPTIZED CHURCHES, in England and Wales (denying Arminianisim), being met together in London, from the third of the seventh month to the eleventh of the same, 1689, to consider of some things that might be for the glory of God, and the good of these congregations, have thought meet (for the satisfaction of all other Christians that differ from us in the point of Baptism) to recommend to their perusal the confession of our faith, which confession we own, as containing the doctrine of our faith and practice, and do desire that the members of our churches respectively do furnish themselves therewith. 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