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Confessional Calvinism

In Reformed Baptist Fellowship on June 10, 2011 at 5:51 am

If men refuse the assistance afforded by the statements of doctrine slowly elaborated and defined by the church, they must severally make out their own creed by their own unaided wisdom. The real question between the church and the impugners of human creeds, is not, as the latter often pretend, between the word of God and the creed of man, but between the tried and proved faith of the collective body of God’s people, and the private judgment and the unassisted wisdom of the individual objector. – A.A. Hodge, Creeds and Confessions

Confessional Calvinism

  • Belgic Confession, 1561;
  • Heidelberg Catechism, 1563;
  • Second Helvetic Confession, 1566;
  • Canons of Dort, 1618 – 1619;
  • Westminster Confession of Faith, 1647;
  • Westminster Larger & Shorter Catechism, 1648;
  • Geneva Catechism, 1541;
  • The Scotts Confession, 1560;
  • The Thirty – Nine Articles, 1563;
  • The First London Confession, 1644;
  • The Baptist Confession, 1689;
  • The New Hampshire Baptist Confession, 1833;
  • The Formula Consensus Helvetica, 1675

  1. I think I’ll stick with the tried and true as they have been refined in the fires of affliction by our Reformed forefathers. The trend today is to be trendy not thorough in the tried and true means employed by the best Christian scholars of our good traditions.

  2. Those who claim they have no creed — have one — or they have no Christianity. Those who claim they have no creed have one — they just refuse to write it down. You will find out what their creed is — when you go contrary to it! (Try teaching the doctrines of grace in one of these “no creed” churches).

  3. [“It is even biblical to say that God has foreordained sin.” Edwin Palmer, The Five Points of Calvinism]

    [“…God desired for man to fall into sin… God created sin…” R.C. Sproul, Jr., Almighty Over All, 1999]

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