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Confession of Faith

In A Mennonite Perspective

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Plan of Salvation ______________

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Published by arrangement with the General Board of the General Conference Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Church General Board.

Continued authorization by the General Board of Mennonite Church Canada and the Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA.

The confession of faith is arranged in four groupings:

  • 1.) Articles 1-8 explore themes common to all Christian churches.

God; Jesus Christ; Holy Spirit; Scripture; Creation and Divine Providence; The Creation and Calling of Human Beings; Sin; Salvation.

  • 2.) Articles 9-16 examine the church and its practices.

The Church in Mission; Baptism; The Lord's Supper; Foot Washing; Discipline in the Church; Ministry and Leadership; Church Order and Unity.

  • 3.) Articles 17-23 describe the life of discipleship.

Discipleship and the Christian Life; Christian Spirituality; Family, Singleness, and Marriage; Truth and the Avoidance of Oaths; Christian Stewardship; Peace, Justice, and Non-Resistance; The Church's Relation to Government and Society.

  • 4.) Article 24 clarifies the reign of God.

The Reign of God

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How do confessions of faith serve the church?  They:

  • Provide guidelines for the purpose of interpretation of Scripture.

  • Supply guidance for Christian belief and practice.

  • Build a foundation for unity within and among Mennonite and other Christian churches.

  • Offer an outline for instructing new believers and for sharing information with seekers and inquirers.

  • Anchor Christian belief in changing times.

  • Aid in sharing Mennonite belief and practice with other Christians, members of other faiths, as well as with people of no faith.

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