Two Proposed Revisions to The Baptist Faith and Message

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josh p's picture

Both of those revisions seem justified (no pun intended). If I was a SB I would also want some revision to the fatherhood section to clarify that God is not the Father of the unbeliever. Never knew that the BFAM was based on the New Hampshire!

TylerR's picture

The 1833 NHCF is my favorite short confession of faith. It is the grandfather of the GARBC Articles of Faith and the BFM!

Tyler Robbins is a former Pastor. He lives with his family in Olympia, WA. He blogs as the Eccentric Fundamentalist

josh p's picture

I knew about the GARBC but not the BFAM. I guess it makes sense. It's probably my favorite too.

Jonathan Charles's picture

Isn't there tension between keeping a statement of faith brief or turning it into a systematic theology?

josh p's picture

Not sure if you are responding to me but the fatherhood stuff is just basic orthodoxy. Seems worthwhile to me. 

Jonathan Charles's picture

josh p wrote:

Not sure if you are responding to me but the fatherhood stuff is just basic orthodoxy. Seems worthwhile to me. 

No, I was not responding to any post.  I had in mind working on my own statement of faith for ordination, and then revising our church's doctrinal statement.  I felt a tension between declaring succinctly what I/we believe on the main things, yet feeling at every point that I needed to add a sentence or two about this, or a paragraph about that.  At the rate I was going, I would have produced a small book. 

josh p's picture

Haha yeah that's easy to do. You should post your doctrinal statement when you finish it. It would fun to read.