Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Affirmation 2010

I recently got my copy of the April-June edition of the Bible League Quarterly, published by the Bible League Trust in the UK.  I always look forward to reading through the articles in this little gem.  This issue has a note about "Affirmation 2010," a non-sectarian confessional document spearheaded by Malcolm Watts and "signed by twenty-five brethren, most of them ministers of churches represented by Baptist, Congregational, Independent, and Presbyterian."  "Affirmation 2010" has a website and I plan to order the 30 page document.  The website offers the preface to the document:

In view of the present violent opposition from the adversary of God and man, and the evident confusion and grave departure from Biblical Truth in the professing Church, we believe it laid upon us to make solemn affirmation of the doctrine we seek firmly to believe and strenuously to maintain.

It is understood that this Affirmation does not cover every tenet of the Faith once delivered to us, but statement is herein made, and emphasis given, to the doctrine particularly assailed at the present time.

Aware, as we certainly are, of our own great weakness, and depending as always upon the support and strength of our faithful God, we unitedly make solemn and public testimony to vitally important truth, while at the same time firmly rejecting the errors and novelties which are contrary to them. We call upon all who love the Truth to join with us in making this formal affirmation of Faith, and we pray God to use it to the overthrow of false doctrine and practice.

“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19

You can also listen to an interview with Bible League Trustee Pooyan Mehrshashi on Affirmation 2010 on the internet broadcast, "The Heart of the Matter."


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