Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Affirmation of Faith - IM #3

Throughout Christian history, God's people have been articulating - in writing - the core convictions of Christianity. Today, I spent some time thinking through, hammering on, and reaffirming my belief in the Grace Church Member Affirmation of Faith.

Lord willing, this Sunday evening at the third Interest Meeting for Grace Church, Nathan Sawyer will walk us through our Affirmation. The 15 Articles are:
  1. The Word of God
  2. God
  3. Jesus Christ
  4. The Holy Spirit
  5. The Trinity
  6. Providence
  7. The Fall of Humanity
  8. Regeneration
  9. Repentance And Faith
  10. Salvation
  11. Christian Conduct
  12. The Church
  13. The Ordinances
  14. The Last Things
  15. Christian Cooperation
Thinking through our statement caused me to wonder...How many people are expected to read - much less have actually read - their church's Affirmation of Faith prior to applying for membership? It is probably safe to assume the statistics are not awe-inspiring. Do you know the core convictions of your church?


Ron said...

will you be posting a copy of Grace church's Affirmation of Faith for public reading?

Jordan said...

I was thinking I will begin yet another new series on SC dealing with our MAF. I'm thinking I will do one Article at a time and encourage people to interact with it...eventually posting all 15.

Quo Vadis said...

Unfortunately, at my current church if you sit through an hour long class and want to sign your name to a card with some commitments on it, then you are a member. I have read our church's Statement of Beliefs which is pretty much copied from a Sovereign Grace website.