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RobbinsNest Ministries affirms the truth expressed in the Apostles’ Creed and the Baptist Catechism:

 

APOSTLES' CREED

 

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy universal Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.”

 

 

BAPTIST CATECHISM

RobbinsNest Ministries also affirms the truth expressed in the Baptist Catechism (patterned on the well-known Westminster Catechism). Following are the first ten questions and answers:

 

Who is the first and best of beings?

God is the first and best of beings.

Scripture: Isaiah 44:6; Psalm 8:1; 96:4; 97:9; 1 Samuel 2:2

 

What is the chief end of man?
The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:31; Psalm 16:11; 37:4; 73:25-26; Isaiah 43:7

 

How do we know there is a God?
The light of nature in man, and the works of God, plainly declare that there is a God; but His word and Spirit only, do effectually reveal Him unto us for our salvation.

Scripture: Romans 1:18-20; Psalm 19:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:15; 1 Corinthians 1:21-24; 2:9, 10; Matthew 11:27

 

What is the Word of God?
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, being given by divine inspiration, are the Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; Isaiah 8:20; Matthew 5:17-18; 1 Corinthians 2:13; Psalm 19:7-8

 

How do we know that the Bible is the Word of God?
The Bible evidences itself to be God’s Word by the heavenliness of its doctrine, the unity of its parts, and its power to convert sinners and to edify saints. But only the Spirit of God can make us willing to agree and submit to the Bible as the Word of God.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:6-7, 13-16; Psalm 19:7-9; 119:18, 129; Acts 10:43; 26:22; 18:28; Hebrews 4:12; Romans 15:4; John 16:13, 14; 1 John 2:20-27; 2 Corinthians 3:14-17; 4:4, 6

 

May all men make use of the Scriptures?
All men are not only permitted, but commanded and exhorted, to read, hear, and understand the Scriptures.

Scripture: John 5:39; Luke 16:29; Acts 8:28-30; 17:11

 

What do the Scriptures mainly teach?
The Scriptures mainly teach what man is to believe about God and what duty God requires of man.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; John 20:31; Acts 24:14; 1 Corinthians 10:11; Ecclesiastes 12:13

 

What is God?
God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.

Scripture: John 4:24; Psalm 89:14; 90:2; 147:5; James 1:17; Revelation 4:8; Exodus 34:6, 7; 1 Timothy 1:17; Numbers 23:19

 

Are there more Gods than one?
There is only one living and true God.

Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:4; Jeremiah 10:10; Psalm 96:4-5

 

How many persons are there in the Godhead?
There are three persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God, the same in essence, equal in power and glory.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:11; 8:6; John 1:1; 10:30; 14:9; 20:28; Acts 5:3, 4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:3