"The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience..."
1689 Baptist Confession of Faith 1:1
In this sense Christ Reformed Baptist Church understands that any and all confessions of faith are always subordinate to the Holy Scriptures. Properly understood, confessions of faith are never considered equal with nor above the Word of God.
The doctrinal framework, which is founded upon the Holy Scriptures, that shall govern the preaching and teaching of this church will be those as expressed in the 1689 Baptist Confession and the 1693 Baptist Catechism.
C. H. Spurgeon once said concerning the 1689 Baptist Confession:
"This ancient document is the most excellent epitome of the things most surely believed among us. It is not issued as an authoritative rule or code of faith, whereby you may be fettered, but as a means of edification in righteousness. It is an excellent, though not inspired, expression of the teaching of those Holy Scriptures by which all confessions are to be measured. We hold to the humbling truths of God's sovereign grace in the salvation of lost sinners. Salvation is through Christ alone and by faith alone."
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