Reformed Baptist Fellowship

A Lethal Difference of Attitude

In Reformed Baptist Fellowship on October 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

“There is all the difference in the world between the one who signs a confession because he passionately believes it to be an accurate summary of scriptural teaching and the one who signs it because, at a pinch, he can just about make it say what he believes the Bible to teach.   The former sees the confession as a place to stand from where he can address both church and world; the latter may at best consider the confession to be an unnecessary appendage and, in time, he might well come to see the confession as a problem, a kind of restrictive cage.  Indeed, he might end up asking himself, ‘Well, sure, I can just about sign in good conscience – now, what can I get away with saying or doing?’   For such a person, the confession is (at best) a union card, merely a necessary prerequisite for working on the shop floor; it is not the lifeblood of his ministry.”

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  1. I really like the quote of carl trueman. The problem we are facing is, that many church mebers in our churches don’t know their confession. They signed it and they might believe it, but they will never be part of a confession teaching.

    I am a reformed Baptis, but I miss the catechism preaching we found in presbyterian churches. I believe that this would help our congregations to stand on their confession and to proclaim it. We don’t need any confession, if we don’t live them.

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