It is true that we are not married to the WCF as some infallible, never to be questioned document (I know people with similar convictions who are KJV only),
Fred, I am NOT going to assume that this little "dig" isn't addressed to us here? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Granted, there are some Presbyterians who are guilty of "married to the WCF" and deem it on par with Scripture, at least in a practical way. However, you being a Baptist are not subject to the WCF. But, the historic Baptist denomination, that which came forth out of the Protestant Reformation is something which, although not infallible, and which every Confession written by the denominations that resulted from the Protestant Reformation also affirm about themselves, i.e., the Scriptures are the sole and final authority in all matters of faith and life, has as its official statement of faith, the London Confession. It too, in total agreement with all the other denominations, e.g., Presbyterian, Congregational, Continental Reformed, German Reformed, French Reformed and Anglican, states that the Decalogue, the Ten Commandments are perpetual and binding upon Christians as a rule of life; not being under its condemnation but the expression of holiness and righteousness which was imputed to them and to which they desire to be conformed, as was the Lord Jesus Christ.

You are free, of course, to dissent and believe what you will. But as has always been the case, those who do dissent own the onus to prove that those statements of doctrine which are contained in those great Evangelical Confessions are in error.

But, returning once again to the original reason why I'm replying to you, charging that we, perhaps, are guilty of setting the WCF or any man-made document above Scripture is unfounded and uncharitable to say the least. ALL professing Christians hold to a "creed", yes, even the "Church of Christ", whose by-word is, "No creed but Christ; no doctrine but life." <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> When do you think you are going to write your Confession of Faith? And do you think that it will find enough support to be adopted by a great number of people? And do you think that it will withstand the test of time as have these other Confessions of the Reformation denominations? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

In His Grace,

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