Our Confession

As a church we hold to the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689. Although the Scriptures alone remain authoritative in faith and life, we believe the 1689 Confession is a faithful reflection of Biblical truth. Affirming the 1689 Confession isn’t a requirement for membership, but it is a requirement for elders and teachers within Bethany. We echo the words of Charles Spurgeon when he said this of the 1689 Confession: “This little volume is not issued as an authoritative rule, or code of faith, whereby you are to be fettered, but as an assistance to you in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness…Cleave fast to the Word of God which is here mapped out for you”.

 

Chapter 1 – The Holy Scriptures

Chapter 2 – God and the Holy Trinity

Chapter 3 – God’s Decree

Chapter 4 – Creation

Chapter 5 – Divine Providence

Chapter 6 – The Fall of Mankind, and Sin and Its Punishment

Chapter 7 – God’s Covenant

Chapter 8 – Christ the Mediator

Chapter 9 – Free Will

Chapter 10 – Effectual Calling

Chapter 11- Justification

Chapter 12 – Adoption

Chapter 13 – Sanctification

Chapter 14 – Saving Faith

Chapter 15 – Repentance to Life and Salvation

Chapter 16 – Good Works

Chapter 17 – The Perseverance of the Saints

Chapter 18 – Assurance of Grace and Salvation

Chapter 19 – The Law of God

Chapter 20 – The Gospel and the Extent of Its Grace

Chapter 21 – Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience

Chapter 22 – Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day

Chapter 23 – Lawful Oaths and Vows

Chapter 24 – Civil Government

Chapter 25 – Marriage

Chapter 26 – The Church

Chapter 27 – The Communion of Saints

Chapter 28 – Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Chapter 29 – Baptism

Chapter 30 – The Lord’s Supper

Chapter 31 – The State of Humanity after Death and the Resurrection of the Dead

Chapter 32 – The Last Judgment

 

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