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We regard the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 as excellent, though not inspired, expressions of the teaching of the Word of God. Because we acknowledge the Word of God written to be the supreme authority in all matters of faith, morals, and order, we adopt this historic document as our doctrinal standard. We find it to be an assistance in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness. At no time does any teaching contained in the 1689 supersede the teachings of the word of God and wherever there is conflict the scriptures alone are authoritative. This confession is used as a general guideline for teaching purposes.
It is understood that where any confession or teaching limits God's ability and places him in a box of our own making we are open to it's possibility up to any point the scriptures are either denied or refuted.
Why we use the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith As A Basic Guideline:
This meaty and profoundly reverent confession of faith holds several benefits for subscribers:
•It is a repository of the great doctrines of Christian orthodoxy regarding the Scriptures, the Trinity, and the Person of Christ.
•Its distinctives are biblical. Its Reformed approach to God, His decree, the work of Christ, the application of salvation, the law of God, and Christian worship is biblical. Its Baptist approach to the covenants, the ordinances, and the local church are all deeply and substantially biblical.
•It identifies them with their historical origins. There are great and important historical differences between Anabaptists, General Baptists, and Particular Baptists.