History of the North Carolina Chowan Baptist Association, 1806-1881

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Edwards, Broughton, 1882 - North Carolina - 111 pages
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Page 90 - We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction : that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error, for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us...
Page 93 - GOD'S PURPOSE OF GRACE. We believe that Election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which he graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners ; that, being...
Page 95 - We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked ; * that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus...
Page 91 - ... that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, he is every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior.
Page 93 - OF THE PERSEVERANCE OF SAINTS We believe that such only are real believers as endure unto the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and they are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
Page 92 - We believe that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification , that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the promise of eternal life...
Page 92 - That the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel ; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial and obedient faith ; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth, except his own voluntary refusal to submit to the Lord Jesus Christ ; which refusal will subject him to an aggravated condemnation.
Page 94 - We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord's Day, or Christian Sabbath ; and is to be kept sacred to religious purposes, by abstaining from all secular labor and sinful recreations ; by the devout observance of all the means of grace, both private and public • and by preparation for that rest that remaineth for the people of God.
Page 93 - Scriptures ascribe to fallen men to fulfill its precepts arises entirely from their love of sin; to deliver them from which, and to restore them through a Mediator to unfeigned obedience to the holy Law, is one great end of the Gospel, and of the means of grace connected with the establishment of the visible Church.
Page 90 - God for its author, salvation for its end,2 and truth without any mixture of error for its matter;3 that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us;* and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true centre of Christian...

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