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Tattoos for the Soul -Why We Need Confessions of Faith

full_why-we-need-confessions-of-faithFor twenty years, I have considered myself a “confessional Christian.” That means I subscribe to a historic confession of faith that I believe beautifully and accurately summarizes the Christian faith. This doesn’t surprise people who know me. I tend to wear my convictions on my sleeve. Literally. The tattoos that cover my chest and arms speak to the faith I hold dear. The tattoo on my hand reads “1689” for the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.

Because I love God, I love his word. And because I love God and his word, I love theology. And because I love theology, I love confessions of faith. To know God is to believe who he has revealed himself to be in Christ, to rest in his grace, and to obey him in faith. In all of this, we are dependent on the Holy Scripture, and are compelled to affirm and articulate the truths revealed therein. This is where confessions of faith play a vital role in the spiritual health of the Christian and the local church.

 

 

 

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  1. April 6, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.

  2. David
    April 6, 2015 at 9:27 am

    There was a great lecture on this very topic by Mark Dever at the Ligonier Pastor’s conference a few years ago. http://www.ligonier.org/learn/conferences/peace-purity-unity-church-2010-pastors/no-creed-but-christ/

    • April 6, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks for visiting my blog and for commenting. Thank you for the link also. I will check it out. Blessings.

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