Articles Of Faith

The Articles of Faith for the Strict and Particular Baptists (SPB’s) of the 17th to 21st centuries may be arranged under four headings: (1) Church Confessions; (2) Associational Confessions; (3) Societal Confessions; (4) Personal Confessions. Each group drew up its own statement of faith. The 1644 and 1689 Confessions do not fit into these categories, as they were designed to secure religious liberty from those outside their camp, rather than serve as a cornerstone for denominational orthodoxy and congregational unity. The SPB’s were also refining their teachings during the earlier centuries, sharpening their views of sovereign grace and formulating more consistent views on the church. These developments, therefore, reduced the relevancy of the 1644 and 1689 Confessions rendering them obsolete.


  • Josiah Morling,  Personal Confessions

    A Declaration Of Faith

    Declaration Of Faith Read By The Pastor Elect, Mr. Josiah Morling, High Wycombe, Buck. I believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, in their entirety, are the real Word of God; that they are the full and perfect revelation of His mind, will, works, and ways; that holy men of God wrote them as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, and are the only infallible rule of faith and practice (Ps 119:128; Is 8:20; Jn 5:39; Acts 17:11; Rom 15:4; 2 Tim 3:15-17; 2 Pet 1:19-21.) I believe there is but one living and true God, who is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, independent, and immutable; that there are three co-equal and co-eternal Persons in the glorious God-head; Father, Word, and Holy…

  • John Throssell,  Personal Confessions

    The Doctrinal Basis For My Faith

    In 1895, recognition services were conducted at Salem Chapel, Ramsey, Hunts., for the appointment of the church’s new pastor, John Throssell. Mr. Throssell announced as the “Doctrinal Basis” for his faith: “I believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God. In it we see the existent of the Deity, being one God in three distinct Persons, being equal in all their perfections—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The plan of salvation rests on the work of the Trinity. 1. The determination of the Father, as seen in electing love and predestinating grace. 2. On the work of the Son, who in the fulness of time became incarnate, and in His life and death made atonement for sin, procuring salvation for His Church. 3. On…

  • John E. Hazelton's Declaration Of Faith (Complete),  Personal Confessions

    A Declaration Of Faith

    The church of God should continually "contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 3), and in these darkening and disastrous days, our testimony should not be like muffled bells, but clear and distinct. "The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle" (Ps 78:9). Was it cowardice, or expediency, or a fatal love of ease? We cannot but remember the words, "Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men" (Ps12:1). "Faithful," that is, men of truth; "Amen men," as Luther called them. Openness, as opposed to reticency, straightforwardness, thoroughness and steadfastness are qualities absolutely needed now; courage is required to call things by their…

  • Church Confessions,  Jared Smith On Various Issues,  John Jull

    The Articles Of Faith For The Strict Baptist Chapel At Carlton, Bedford

    The church of Christ meeting at Carlton, Bedford came together in 1672, when Gideon Fisher’s house was licensed for Congregational worship. In 1760, the congregation moved to a new chapel in Causeway with a seating capacity of 700 people. The late Kenneth Dix, chairman for the Strict Baptist Historical Society, served as pastor for this church between the years 1967 and 1970. During the early 1990’s, the congregation amalgamated with Harrold Evangelical Church, now known as the Grace Baptist Church meeting in the Old Mission Hall in Harrold High Street. The chapel was sold in the early 2000’s, converted to a private residence. The church was aligned with the teachings of the Strict and Particular Baptists, at least until the mid-20th century. The fourteenth pastor of…

  • Church Confessions,  William Styles, A Guide To Church Fellowship (Complete)

    The Articles Of Faith Of A Strict And Particular Baptist Church

    Articles Of The Faith And Order Of A Primitive Or Strict And Particular Baptist Church Of The Lord Jesus Christ, Based On The Declaration Of Faith And Practice Of John Gill, D. D., 1720 Anne Askew, Martyred 1846“I am not she that list My anchor to let fall, For every fleeting mist, My hope’s substantial."Gorge Murrell, St. Neots“I may lose all my friends. Well, be it so, if it is God’s will; but I am determined to go to hevane alone, rather than walk in fellowship with any who repudiate His truth, and decline to obey His commandments.”------------------------------- Introduction: Having been enabled, through Divine grace, to give ourselves to the Lord, and likewise to one another, according to the will of God[1], we count it…

  • Associational Confessions,  Church Confessions,  Societal Confessions

    The Gospel Standard Articles Of Faith

    Preface I was the pastor of a Strict and Particular Baptist church (Bethesda Chapel, Kensington) in London, England, for twenty years. The church was organized in 1866, with a number of prominent Strict Baptist preachers presiding over the meeting, such as John Hazelton of Mount Zion Chapel, Chadwell Street. As with many Strict Baptist churches of the mid-twentieth century, the Bethesda congregation decreased in number and her teachings merged with those of Low and Moderate-Calvinism. It was into that context I was appointed the pastor in 1999. For the first eleven years of ministry, I assumed the Low and Moderate Calvinist view of the gospel was that around which the church had been organized. However, as I explored the history of the church, and indeed,…