Subscription to a Confession (Part 4 of 4) 

In confessional denominations, one of the most debated issues is about subscription. Here is the question at hand: To what degree should an elder or eldership subscribe to a denomination’s Confession of Faith?

A Vision of Confessionalism (Part 3 of 4)

A Confession of Faith serves as a tool for discipleship. Because of its robust theology – unlike most statements of faith – a confession can help a Christian understand the depth of Holy Scripture in great detail.

The Parameters of Confessionalism (Part 2 of 4)

A Confession of Faith is not a systematic theology book. A systematic theology book has its place, but it is not a functional expression of faith for a local church. A person could study systematic theology for a lifetime and die realizing they have only scratched the surface. And there is the other end of the spectrum. A Confession of Faith cannot be summed up in a few statements on a church website.

The Nature of Confessionalism (Part 1 of 4)

It has become fashionable for many non-mainline Protestant churches to be vague about theology and doctrine. And the traditional mainline protestant churches have jettisoned their historic creeds and confessions. If not on paper, then with function. The reasons for the ambiguity are numerous. However, what is trendy is not historical. For most of church history, denominations and churches had robust creeds and confessions. These creeds and confessions provided clarity, which helped guard against heresy and doctrinal confusion.

The Value and Utility of Confessions

But what is the point of a church committing to a confession of faith if she does not use it? In other words, one of the reasons a church commits to a confession of faith is because of its utility. Here are several ways a local church can use a confession of faith to build up the body of Christ. 


In this episode we discuss Section 4 of our Confession of Faith, God is the creator of the world! We also talk around the edges of the more controversial points of biblical creation.

God’s Decree (Confession of Faith, Section 3)

When you read the Bible, God’s decree pops off the page. God is sovereign, yet not all people rightly understand God’s decree. In this episode, we attempt to explain section 3 of our Confession of Faith while also answering a few objections.