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The Creed of Nicaea

The Creed of Nicaea

The Creed of Nicaea as approved by the Nicene Council (A.D. 325) The First Ecumenical council of Nicaea was called by emperor Constantine. The council met to deal with the schism created by Arianism. The Arians wished to avoid the heresy of Sabellius who believed in a divine monad which, by expansion, projected itself as […]

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The Belgic Confession of Faith

The Belgic Confession of Faith

The Belgic (or Netherlands)Confession of Faith Introduction This is historically the first of our ” Three Forms of Unity”(Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession of Faith, and the Canons of Dordt),having been composed in 1561. It is often called the Belgic Confession because it was written in the southern Lowlands, now known as Belgium. Its chief author […]

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THE ANATHEMAS OF THE SECOND COUNCIL OF C...

THE ANATHEMAS OF THE SECOND COUNCIL OF CONSTANTINOPLE

THE ANATHEMAS OF THE SECOND COUNCIL OF CONSTANTINOPLE (553 AD) The Second Council of Constantinople was called to resolve certain questions that were raised by the Definition of Chalcedon, the most important of which had to do with the unity of the two natures, God and man, is Jesus Christ. The Second Council of Constantinople […]

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Canons of Dort

Canons of Dort

Canons of Dort (1619 A.D.) The Synod of Dordrecht November 13, 1618—May 9, 1619 First Head of Doctrine. Divine Election and Reprobation Introduction The Canons of Dordt constitute the judgment of the Synod of Dordt held in the Dutch city of Dordrecht in 1618-1619. These canons are in actuality a judicial decision on the doctrinal […]

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Definition of Chalcedon

Definition of Chalcedon

Definition of Chalcedon The council of Chalcedon met to resolve the Monophysite controversy in which Eutyches had refused to confess the existence of two natures in Christ both after the union as well as before. The definition summarizes the Church's teaching on the natures of Christ largely in negative terms. (451 AD) Following, then, the […]

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Westminster Shorter Catechism

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Westminster Shorter Catechism The Westminster Shorter Catechism was completed in 1647 by the Westminster Assembly and continues to serve as part of the doctrinal standards of many Presbyterian churches. The biblical proof texts included in this edition are those prepared by a special committee of the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in 1978. […]

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Apostles Creed

Apostles Creed

Apostles' Creed 1. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: 2. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord: 3. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary: 4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell: 5. The […]

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Westminster Confession

Westminster Confession

Westminster Confession (1647 A.D.) Chapter 1 Of the holy Scripture, Chapter 2 Of God, and of the Holy Trinity, Chapter 3 Of God's Eternal Decree, Chapter 4 Of Creation, Chapter 5 Of Providence, Chapter 6 Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment thereof, Chapter 7 Of God's Covenant with Man, Chapter […]

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Luthers 95 Theses

Luthers 95 Theses

Luther's 95 Theses (1517 A.D.) Out of love and concern for the truth, and with the object of eliciting it, the following heads will be the subject of a public discussion at Wittenberg under the presidency of the reverend father, Martin Luther, Augustinian, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and duly appointed Lecturer on these […]

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Canons on the Council of Orange

Canons on the Council of Orange

Canons on the Council of Orange (529 A.D.) CANON 1. If anyone denies that it is the whole man, that is, both body and soul, that was “changed for the worse” through the offense of Adam's sin, but believes that the freedom of the soul remains unimpaired and that only the body is subject to […]

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