Creeds & Confessions

Redeeming Grace Church would also hold in general to the teachings of the London Baptist Confession of 1689.  

Redeeming Grace Church considers the Creeds and Confessions of the church not as inspired writings but as helpful doctrinal statements.  Many of the Creeds and Confessions were born out of a response to doctrinal heresy that were making their way into the church.  Men of God took a stand against the heretics of their day declared what the Bible clearly taught.

It is important that the church in any generation stands on the shoulders (so to speak) of the men of God who came before.  The church in the 21st century is not disconnected from the body of Christ who came before us, nor should we seek to come up with something new to preach and teach in this generation.  We preach God's Word, period.  God is not giving new revelation in our day.  He gave all of His revelation in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments.

All Creeds and Confessions are written by men and are not inspired by God.  They may be of great help in gaining further understanding of an area of doctrine, but they are not scripture.

Two of the most respected Confessions are the London Baptist Confession of 1689 and the Westminster Confession of Faith of 1647.  They have some areas of disagreement, the main one is in the area of Baptism.  We believe that Baptism is an ordinance for the professing believer, whereas the WCF would teach that Baptism is for those professing faith in Jesus Christ and thier children.

A good site for the London Baptist Confession of 1689 is here.

A good site for the Westminster Confession of Faith is here.

A site that does a side-by-side comparison of the two Confessions and highlights their differences is here.