|Written by Ben Winslett|
|Monday, 08 November 2010 08:37|
Each Primitive Baptist Church has her own Statement of Faith. The two terms generally describing this document is "Articles of Faith" or "Statement of Faith." Occasionally you will see such document described as "Abstract of Principles." Whatever the describing term, the document is generally a short, concise expression of the individual Church's founding principles. The number of articles usually varies between 8 and 14, and highlights the essential, non-negotiable doctrines of the Bible (The Godhead, election, redemption, regeneration, resurrection, ordinances, etc). Ordinarily, each article begins with the phrase "We believe."
While there is no such recorded "Statement of Faith" for the first century church recorded in Scripture, there are several "We Believe" statements given. Below is every such occurrence of the phrase as found in Scripture. I find them incredible encouraging and comforting!
Contained in the verses above are clear declarations of Christ's Divinity and our Faith in Him, salvation by grace, the experiential blessings of faithful living, redemption, the resurrection, and final preservation. This we believe!
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