As a new pastor of a church that has been through some very rough waters the last 5 to 10 years or so (Same pastor the whole time), we are looking at our Constitution and By-Laws to make sure that they are fitting to the needs of the church. Since our Articles of Faith are a part of that document they are part of the review. The one that we use seems to be fairly standard across a broad spectrum of IFB churches, however, I have a problem with them. Maybe one of you elder statesmen can educate this young pup and give me some Godly counsel about the problem that I seem to be unable to let go of. Simply put, in most of the Articles of Faith or Statement of Faith in most churches the sections seem to go as follows: I. The Scriptures II. God the Father III. God the Holy Spirit IV. Satan or The Devil My problem lies in the fact that we as a group seem to skip right over our belief system concerning Jesus Christ. Why to we preach Him with such passion to a lost and dying world, yet ignore Him in our statement of held beliefs. I understand that this does not mean that we hold Him in lessor esteem or see Him as unimportant. But why do we not include a statement of Faith about Jesus Christ?