Personal Confessions

The doctrinal statements adopted by the Strict and Particular Baptist churches were often drawn up by the pastor of each congregation. Sometimes a pastor might write a doctrinal statement which was never adopted by a church. In such cases, these declarations serve as personal confessions of that pastor’s faith and order.

  • 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…