Articles of Faith

1. Of the Holy Scriptures

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We believe (A) in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, and receive them as a gracious revelation of the mind and will of God; and we believe that (B) therein are revealed all the doctrines and truths which we here state. A: De 4:2, Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [...]

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2. Of God and the Holy Trinity

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We believe that (A) there is but one living and true God; that (B )there are Three Persons in the Godhead, - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and that (C) these Three Persons are equal in nature, power, and glory; and we believe that the Son and the Holy Ghost are as truly and as properly God [...]

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3. Of God’s Covenant

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We believe in (A) the everlasting and unchangeable love of God; and that (B) before the foundation of the world the Father did elect a certain number of the human race unto everlasting salvation, whom He did predestinate unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will; and we believe that [...]

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4. Of the Fall of Man

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We believe in (A) the Fall of our first parents, and that by it the whole of the human race became involved in, and guilty of, Original Sin; and that as they are born into the world, the whole of their posterity are, in consequence, actual transgressors against God. And we believe that (B) by the Fall all men were [...]

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5. Of Christ the Mediator

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We believe that (A) the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, being set up from everlasting as the Mediator of the New Covenant, and having engaged to be the Surety of His people, did, in the fulness of time, really and truly assume human nature, and not before, either in whole or in part. And we believe [...]

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6. Of Particular Redemption

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We believe that (A) the eternal redemption which Christ has obtained by the shedding of His blood is special and particular; that is to say, (B) that it was intentionally designed only for the Elect of God, the Sheep of Christ, who therefore alone share in the special and peculiar blessings thereof. A: Ga 3:13, Christ hath redeemed us from [...]

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7. Of Justification

By |2012-05-25T17:06:15-07:00May 25, 2012|

We believe that (A) the justification of God's elect is only by the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ imputed to them, without consideration of any works of righteousness, before or after calling, done by them, and that (B) the full and free pardon of all their sins, past, present, and to come, is only through the blood of Christ, [...]

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8. Of Regeneration

By |2012-05-25T17:05:41-07:00May 25, 2012|

We believe that the work of regeneration is not an act of man's free will and natural power, but that it springs from the operation of the mighty, efficacious and invincible grace of God. Ps 110:3, Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast [...]

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9. Of Divine Election

By |2012-05-25T17:05:23-07:00May 25, 2012|

We believe that (A) all those who were chosen by the Father and redeemed by the Son, and no others, shall, at the appointed time, certainly be convinced in their hearts of sin, by the Spirit, (B) be brought in guilty before God, and made the recipients of eternal life, coming to Christ for salvation, and believing on Him as [...]

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10. Of Efficacious Grace

By |2012-05-25T17:04:38-07:00May 25, 2012|

We believe that (A) all men are by nature so completely dead in trespasses and sins that they cannot, while in that state, know or feel anything of God in Christ, spiritually, graciously and savingly. And we believe that, (B) when quickened into everlasting life in Christ (as the elect alone are, or can be, or will be), the vessel [...]

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