Doctrinal Statements

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  1. Paul3144

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    I was just wondering what doctrinal statements your church uses and if you require members to affirm it. Mine uses, and I affirm personally, the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. My church affirms the BF&M in its bylaws, but does not require one to affirm it for membership.
     
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    Same here, although I doubt most of our members know what the 2000 BF&M says. We have it printed word-for-word in our constitution and by-laws, but I'm not sure that gets read anymore than the weekly bulletin or monthly newsletter.
     
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    My church has a very detailed doctrinal statement - not sure the source. There is a shorter version and then there is the detailed version:
    http://www.cherrydale.org/clientimages/30992/miscdocuments/doctrinalstatement.pdf

    I am not sure if one has to affirm the doctrinal statement to become a member (I should know that but I don't) but those who want to be members must attend a Newcomer's class to learn about the church and our doctrine (there are a few other things they must do, too).
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    Our church uses the historic 1689 2nd London Baptist Confession. Everyone must have general adherence to its principles to join.

    When I taught in an ifb college, they used the New Hampshire Confession with 2 addenda - one on eccumenicism and one on eschatology (pre-trib). Faculty were required to sign it annually, although I knew a couple of men who openly said they signed it but "interpreted it" their own way.
     
  5. Salty

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    Which statement is required to be a member of the Baptist Board :smilewinkgrin:
     

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