Skip to comments.The Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 with Scripture Proofs [3 of 34]
Posted on 11/08/2013 6:51:37 AM PST by Alex Murphy
CHAPTER 2; OF GOD AND OF THE HOLY TRINITY
Paragraph 1. The Lord our God is but one only living and true God;1 whose subsistence is in and of Himself,2 infinite in being and perfection; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but Himself;3 a most pure spirit,4 invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto;5 who is immutable,6 immense,7 eternal,8 incomprehensible, almighty,9 every way infinite, most holy,10 most wise, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and most righteous will,11 for His own glory;12 most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him,13 and withal most just and terrible in His judgments,14 hating all sin,15 and who will by no means clear the guilty.16
1 1 Cor. 8:4,6; Deut. 6:4
2 Jer. 10:10; Isa. 48:12
3 Exod. 3:14
4 John 4:24
5 1 Tim. 1:17; Deut. 4:15,16
6 Mal. 3:6
7 1 Kings 8:27; Jer. 23:23
8 Ps. 90:2
9 Gen. 17:1
10 Isa. 6:3
11 Ps. 115:3; Isa. 46:10
12 Prov. 16:4; Rom. 11:36
13 Exod. 34:6,7; Heb. 11:6
14 Neh. 9:32,33
15 Ps. 5:5,6
16 Exod. 34:7; Nahum 1:2,3
Paragraph 2. 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.
17 John 5:26
18 Ps. 148:13
19 Ps. 119:68
20 Job 22:2,3
21 Rom. 11:34-36
22 Dan. 4:25,34,35
23 Heb. 4:13
24 Ezek. 11:5; Acts 15:18
25 Ps. 145:17
26 Rev. 5:12-14
Paragraph 3. In this divine and infinite Being there are three subsistences, the Father, the Word or Son, and Holy Spirit,27 of one substance, power, and eternity, each having the whole divine essence, yet the essence undivided:28 the Father is of none, neither begotten nor proceeding; the Son is eternally begotten of the Father;29 the Holy Spirit proceeding from the Father and the Son;30 all infinite, without beginning, therefore but one God, who is not to be divided in nature and being, but distinguished by several peculiar relative properties and personal relations; which doctrine of the Trinity is the foundation of all our communion with God, and comfortable dependence on Him.
27 1 John 5:7; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14
28 Exod. 3:14; John 14:11; I Cor. 8:6
29 John 1:14,18
30 John 15:26; Gal. 4:6
1. Of the Holy Scriptures
2. Of God and the Holy Trinity
3. Of God's Decree
4. Of Creation
5. Of Divine Providence
6. Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment thereof
7. Of God's Covenant
8. Of Christ the Mediator
9. Of Free Will
10. Of Effectual Calling
11. Of Justification
12. Of Adoption
13. Of Sanctification
14. Of Saving Faith
15. Of Repentance unto Life and Salvation
16. Of Good Works
17. Of the Perseverance of the Saints
18. Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation
19. Of the Law of God
20. Of the Gospel and the Extent of Grace thereof
21. Of Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience
22. Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day
23. Of Lawful Oaths and Vows
24. Of the Civil Magistrate
25. Of Marriage
26. Of the Church
27. Of the Communion of Saints
28. Of Baptism and the Lord's Supper
29. Of Baptism
30. Of the Lord's Supper
31. Of the State of Man after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead
32. Of the Last Judgment
Ending Statement and Signatories
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I’m a 1689 Baptist. A small percentage of modern Baptists would agree with their own Baptist ancestors.
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I did have a Methodist geometry teacher once. She was from the South and WHAT a drawl. I was hard put to pay attention. She was a good teacher once I got used to the sound and rhythm of her drawl. Miss Hill.
When you find a site that provides the list of "41,000 different Protestant denominations", we can start to talk about whether/how they differ. If you cannot locate a list with 41,000 unique entries, we can start to talk about making a priori assumptions that there are 41,000 and that they all differ.
What is a number for how many different Christian denominations we can all agree upon?
How many different Catholic denominations can we agree on?
There’s not 41,000 denominations, though I wouldn’t care if there were 100,000 denominations. That’s 100,000 defeats for Rome’s power hungry little hands.
Depends I guess (on how one defines “Catholic”) but if one defines “Catholic” as those churches in communion with the Bishop of Rome (the Pope) the answer to your question to me would be: none.
It also depends on how one defines "denomination" and "different" :)
That’s an interesting photo. I have seen “explainations” that say it was actually a Bible given to him by some Arabic patriarch (not pictured, from some Coptic church allegedly).
I don’t know. And (at least) for me, that’s the point. There exist no firm absolute source to determine the photograph’s authenticity, (at least nine that it could find after literally spending hours one Sunday afternoon searching) much less what he is actually kissing, so,for myself there isn’t much reason to get all worked up about it.
But, should anyone be concerned he is kissing a Koran: I have of course considered that possibility and concluded that, from a human standpoint, it’s not that odd to show such gratitude for what another (this case a Muslim) would consider such a “treasure”. It’s not as if he is worshipping the book. After all, if someone gave me a prized possession of theirs, I may kiss it too to show how much I appreciate the gesture.
But that’s just me. “Your mileage may vary” I guess.
You're absolutely right.
i am shocked, this section is actually very good on describing God and the Trinity. ( even down to agreeing with the filioque )
I am shocked that you are shocked.
“When you find a site that provides the list of “41,000 different Protestant denominations”, we can start to talk about whether/how they differ. If you cannot locate a list with 41,000 unique entries, we can start to talk about making a priori assumptions that there are 41,000 and that they all differ. “
see how the mind of man differs from that of God -
John 17:20 “ i do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they all may be one; even as thou Father art in me and i in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me”
how many who claim to know Jesus, believe in Jesus have ever meditated on this prayer and have ever asked themself, was this prayer to the Father answered?
i would say it was answered and Christians have been “one” in His Church for close to 2,000 years now.
of course, Satan has planted weeds at various points over the 2,000 year history, nonetheless, there still is only ONE faith, ONE Lord, One Baptism.
That was my source.
There's a awful lot of different Catholic and Orthodox denominations listed on that page.
THIS was the source of that number.
I wouldn't even IMAGINE how many of anything when it comes to religion, but I understand your snarl back to me. Shows me a lot about your character.