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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Gershom, Jan 26, 2007.
There seems to be many. Which does your church look to or agree with?
My church has the 1963 version included in our constitution. There has been no move to change to the 2000 version as yet. Bruce
Our church, likewise, has the 1963 BF&M in our Constitution, as well. We updated our constitution in I believe, 2003 or 2004, one or the other. I don't remember that exact date, but I was the chairman, and voiced my opinion that I, personally, saw no reason to necessarily change, but was not opposed to the BF&M 2000, either, just to be clear, and could and did agree with either. The rest of the committe was of similar mind, as well. We likewise kept the 1963, probably as much for the reason of not having to do so much secretarial work, as any other. In retrospect, I would probably suggest updating to the 2000, simply to have the same confession as the state and national conventions, especially as the transfers of documents becomes ever easier, as computer technology advances.
As to the real differences, I suggest one look at this little humerous bit. It might place some of this in better perspective. At least, I thought it was humerous.
There are several confessions of faith, some dating back to three centuries. I have no great differences with most (although I definitely would with some), but I, personally, would word some things differently in each and every one, usually for greater clarity. But that's maybe just me, and my alter-ego, Language Cop.
The BF & M 2000