Confession of Faith of Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni
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While our members must affirm the Statement of Faith our elders must, in addition, affirm the following Confession of Faith. The document represents: the sound doctrine we teach, a unity between us on key aspects of the Christian faith, sets a clear expectation to our members and represents the leaderships hopes for the congregation as a whole. This Confession is held by elders of member churches of Sola 5. Sola 5 is an an association of God-centred evangelicals in Southern Africa currently with member churches in Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Scripture texts are given to support the statements in this Confession. The aim in doing this is to give expression to the Confession’s own conviction that the Bible alone is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice, and to encourage readers to ground their own convictions directly on the Scripture. This Confession is not based on a superficial approach to theology whereby texts are used in isolation from their contexts to support statements by means of superficial verbal parallels. Rather, it is built on a responsible exegesis of the relevant texts in their literary and historical contexts, with due regard for the theological unity of Scripture.
- Creation, the Fall and Sin
- Redemption, the Person and Work of Christ
- The Application of Redemption
- The Holy Spirit in Redemption
- The Church
- The Christian Lifestyle
- Civil Institutions: The State and Marriage
- Death, Resurrection, Judgement and the Final State