Modern Church History – important documents, Cambridge Declaration

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Jeremiah 6:16

NKJV

16 Thus says the Lord:

“Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,
And walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.

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Cambridge Declaration

“The gospel declares what God has done for us in Christ. It is not about what we can do to reach him.”


Under “Creeds and Confessions” at Theopedia.com, I found the Cambridge Declaration in a very readable format. Theopedia.com introduces the Declaration in this way:

“Formulated April 20, 1996, by a group of conservative evangelical theologians and pastors, The Cambridge Declaration of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is a call to recover the historic Christian faith. The Five Solas of the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation form the outline of the declaration.”.


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Cambridge Declaration of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

“Evangelical churches today are increasingly dominated by the spirit of this age rather than by the Spirit of Christ. As evangelicals, we call ourselves to repent of this sin and to recover the historic Christian faith…”

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For Study:

(This isn’t necessarily an endorsement of all the views of these authors or organizations.)

Reformation Essentials – Five Pillars of the Reformation by Michael Horton

Recovering Reformation Theology: Rejecting Synergism and Returning to Monergism by Bob DeWaay

The Five Solas of the Reformation: A Brief Statement by Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D.

Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals’ posting of the Declaration

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Four minutes of your time:

James Montgomery Boice: “Here we stand”

 

Reformation Saskatchewan – J.D. Hall


Dear reader, our salvation is according to Scripture alone, by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone!


Message: Still Protesting – Sola Fide 2 – J.D. Hall

“The second of messages from JD at Reformation Saskatchewan, dealing with the topic of Sola Fide. JD explains why Roman Catholicism is not Christianity and why Protestants should still be protesting.”

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Discernment – some helpful resources

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1 John 4:1

NASB

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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The Discerning of Spirits

The Objective, Biblical Means to Discern Spirits

by Bob DeWaay

“My thesis is this: discernment is objective and the Scriptures alone give us the tools to discern spirits. In this article we shall see from the Bible that this is the case . . .”

HT: Sherry of He Hath Said, A Joyous Rejoicing!, quotes and notes and opinions, and X Mass H8ers Blog

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Discernment Database

Pulpit & Pen

Links to lists of resources on persons, movements, and churches that will help with discernment.

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YouVersion: A Discernment-Free Zone

Bud Ahlheim

“YouVersion is a discernment-free zone where potentially anyone self-identifying as Christian, especially those of celebrity status, can pen plans, edited, one presumes, for digital space only.  Content adherence to common sense Biblical interpretation, compliance with sound doctrine, or allegiance to orthodoxy is clearly not given editorial oversight.”

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Keeping informed – excatholic4christ’s “Weekend Review – News and Commentary”

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Thank you, Tom, for keeping us informed about these important events!

“I hope everyone had a nice week! It’s time to take a look at all the news that’s piled up in my in-basket over the last seven days: Pope Francis was wrong to equate Islamist terror with…”

Tom, excatholic4christ

Source: Weekend Review – News and Commentary

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