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Statement of Purpose Statement of Faith for the Confessional, Covenantal, Creedal - Presbyterian Forum

Discussion in 'Confessional, Covenantal, Creedal - Presbyterian' started by DarylFawcett, Dec 8, 2009.

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    Confessional*, Covenantal, Creedal - Presbyterian Forum

    A few things to know about what Presbyterians believe:

    • We hold the Scriptures to be in absolute authority and the final rule in faith and practice. Subservient to the Holy Bible, we subscribe to the Westminster Standards as containing a faithful summary of Biblical teaching.
    • We hold to the Doctrines of Grace as embodied by the TULIP acrostic: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints.
    • The history of salvation is worked out through various covenants between God and man. These covenants are commonly called the "Covenant of Creation" or "Covenant of Works" and was made with Adam. God then made another covenant, commonly called the "Covenant of Grace", wherein God promised to fulfill the conditions of the original covenant Himself and provide for the salvation of His fallen people.
    • We believe the type of church government most faithful to the Scriptures is a plurality of elders at all levels chosen by the people. (Acts 20:17; Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 5:17-20)(Acts. 6:1-6; 14:23).
    • We hold to infant baptism (paedobaptism).
    • We believe in the "five solas" of the Protestant Reformation: Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, Sola Gratia, and Soli Deo Gloria.
    To learn more about what Presbyterians believe please see:
    Westminster Confession of Faith
    Westminster Larger Catechism
    Westminster Shorter Catechism

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    *This forum is has the word "Confessional" in it because Presbyterians confess the Westminster Confession of Faith to be an accurate summary of the teachings of Scripture for doctrinal unity within our church. Please note that the word "Confessional" does not mean the forum is a place for confessing one's sins.

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