“One and Only” or “Only-Begotten”?

From early on, the church has emphasized that Jesus is the only-begotten Son of God. We find this phrase in the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed. Until recently, it was also found in English Bibles, for instance in the well-known verse, John 3:16: God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son. … Continue reading “One and Only” or “Only-Begotten”?

PreCon 03: The confessions of the church

Why we use confessions "… do you wholeheartedly believe the doctrine of the Word of God, summarized in the confessions …?" We believe that the Bible contains God's special revelation. It is authoritative, necessary, perspicuous, and sufficient to teach us all we need to know about our salvation. Yet the church has also adopted some … Continue reading PreCon 03: The confessions of the church