Adoption

Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Adoption? God has granted[1] that, in and for His only Son Jesus Christ,[2] all those who are justified[3] share in the grace of adoption. By this they are numbered with and enjoy...

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Repentance to Life and Salvation

Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Repentance to Life and Salvation? Some of the elect are converted in later years, having lived for some time in their natural state[1] in which they have served various...

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Sanctification

Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Sanctification? Those who are united to Christ, effectually called and regenerated, have a new heart and a new spirit created in them through the efficacy of Christ's death and...

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What do we believe?

Creation

What is Creation?

In the beginning it pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,[1]to create the world and all things in it, both visible and invisible,[2]in six days,[3]and all very good.[4]This was a demonstration of the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodness.[5]

After God had made all other creatures, He created human beings, male and female, with reasoning and immortal souls, making them fitted for that life for God for which they were created.[6]They were made in the image of God, with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness.[7]They had the Llaw of God written in their hearts, and the power to fulfil it; yet they also had the possibility of transgressing, and were left to the liberty of their own changeable wills.[8]

Apart from the Law written in their hearts, they received a command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. While they kept this commandment they were happy in their fellowship with God, and had dominion over all other creatures.[9]



[1] Hebrews 1:2; John 1:2-3; Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13; 33:4

[2] Genesis 1:1; John 1:2; Colossians 1:16

[3] Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11

[4] Genesis 1:31; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Romans 5:12

[5] Romans 1:20; Jeremiah 10:12; Psalm 104:24; 33:5-6; Proverbs 3:19; Acts 14:15-16

[6] Genesis 1:27; 2:7; James 2:26; Matthew 10:28; Ecclesiastes 12:7

[7] Genesis 1:26-27; 5:1-3; 9:6; Ecclesiastes 7:29; 1 Corinthians 11:7; James 3:9; Colossians 3:10; Ephesians 4:24

[8] Romans 1:32; 2:12a,14-15; Genesis 3:6; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Romans 5:12

[9] Genesis 1:26,28; 2:17