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Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention

The Baptist Faith and Message (BF&M) is the statement of faith of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The original statement was ratified in 1925, with revisions and amendments made in 1963, 1998, and 2000. Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention I. The Scriptures The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end,…
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New Hampshire Baptist Confession of 1853

This is the New Hampshire Baptist Confession. According to BibleHub.com, this Confession was drawn up by the Rev. John Newton Brown, D.D., of New Hampshire (1803-1868), about 1833, and has been adopted by the New Hampshire Convention, and widely accepted by Baptists, especially in the Northern and Western States, as a clear and concise statement of their faith, in harmony with the doctrines of older confessions, but expressed in a milder form. New Hampshire Baptist Confession of 1853 Declaration of…
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Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

This is the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978). In October of 1978, over 200 evangelical pastors, theologians, and leaders of many different denominational backgrounds came together to make a unified statement for the infallibility and inerrancy of the Bible to safeguard against liberal attacks and beliefs. Not only are there affirmation statements (“We affirm…”) but denial statements as well (“We deny…”) to counter contrary positions. The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy Preface The authority of Scripture is a key…
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The Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion

These are the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of the Church of England, which began with the Ten Articles in 1536, and finalized with the full Thirty-nine articles in 1571. The Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion THE ARTICLES OF RELIGION Agreed upon by the Archbishops, Bishops, and the whole clergy of the Provinces of Canterbury and York, London, 1562. I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite…
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The Athanasian Creed

This is the Athanasian Creed, which is one of the four authoritative creeds of the Roman Catholic Church/Early Christian Church. Sometimes known as Quicunque Vult or Quicumque Vult (for the opening two words of it in Latin). This creed is named after Athanasius (AD 293-373), the champion of orthodoxy against Arian attacks on the doctrine of the Trinity. It was developed in the Fifth Century AD. The Athanasian Creed 1. WHOSOEVER would be saved / needeth before all things to…
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1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith

This is the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. Also known as the Second London Baptist Confession or just The Confession of Faith, this was written by an English Reformed/Calvinistic group of Baptists called the Particular Baptists and first published in 1677, and later republished in 1988 and 1689. The following is a Modern English rendition of the original Old English text, translated by Michael Cheng of Grace Family Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Visit his translation page here. 1689 London…
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The Chalcedonian Creed

This is the Chalcedonian Creed (sometimes referred to as the Chalcedonian Definition or the Definition of Chalcedon) and agreed upon in AD 451. The Chalcedonian Creed We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a reasonable soul and body; consubstantial with the Father according to the Godhead, and consubstantial…
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The Nicene Creed

This is the Nicene Creed (AD 325; Revised at Constantinople in AD 381): The Nicene Creed I believe in one God the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were…
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Westminster Confession of Faith

To read other Christian creeds and confessions, go here. Westminster Confession of Faith This is the Westminster Confession of Faith (1643–46) [Text of the American Version]. This creed was created from 1643 through 1646 by the Westminster Assembly as part of the Westminster Standards to be used as a confession of the Church of England. For the Church of Scotland, it became and remains the “subordinate standard” of doctrine, and it continues to be influential within Presbyterian churches all around…
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The Apostles’ Creed

This is the Apostles’ Creed, which some believe to have come to form around 125-250 AD, and totally solidified by the Third or Fourth Century A.D.: The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost [Spirit1], born of the virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; [he descended into hell;2] the third day he…