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  Direction: A Confessing People
Confession as doctrine is an indispensable ingredient in the glue that holds a confessing church together; but it is not the glue by itself.
In a confessing church doctrine and ethics are inseparable.
A confessing church exists when the dangers to the faith are clearly discerned and when it then repents for its accommodation to the spirit of the times and realizes its dependence on the grace of God for its growth in a God-denying culture.
www.directionjournal.org /article/?550   (3210 words)

  
 Christian Resistance to the Nazi Regime
Initially, the Confessing Church was concerned with the the policy of exclusion that the Aryan Paragraph advocated.
The Confessing Church's leaders believed the exclusion of Jews from the church community was in direct violation of Christian teaching.
The agreement was to guarantee the safety of the Catholic Church's institutions in Germany.
members.aol.com /baronvanc/christia.htm   (753 words)

  
 CONFESSING CHURCH. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It was founded in 1933 by Martin Niemoeller as the Pastors’ Emergency League and was systematically opposed to the Nazi-sponsored German Christian Church.
The immediate occasion for the opposition was the attempt by the Nazis soon after their rise to power to purge the German Evangelical Church of converted Jews and to make the church subservient to the state.
The group is governed by representatives from each territorial church (the Council of Brethren) and its doctrines are based on the Barmen declaration and the Reformation creeds.
www.bartleby.com /aol/65/co/ConfessiCh.html   (165 words)

  
 Confessing Church Movement in the Church of the Brethren - Home P age
Confessing Church Movement in the Church of the Brethren
THE MISSION of the Confessing Church Movement in the Church of the Brethren is to affirm the historic and living faith of the Church of Jesus Christ.
A: Churches and individual who have become a part of the Confessing Church Movement can and have affirmed the four statements in their own words and added others when they were led to do so by the Holy Spirit.
www.confessingchurchmovementcob.com   (1226 words)

  
 Bonhoeffer Documentary - About Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Founded on the principle that a truly Christian church would not succumb to the demands of political ideology, the Confessing Church argued that the principles of belief were to be found in the scriptures, not in Nazi laws, and that the head of the Church was Christ, not a political Fuhrer.
Even before the Confessing Church was founded Bonhoeffer raised the question of church resistance against what he described as the illegitimate use of state authority.
Yet the German Protestant church that emerged from the ashes in 1945 was a very different one from the predominantly nationalistic church that had greeted Hitler in 1933.
www.bonhoeffer.com /bak1.htm   (773 words)

  
 Butler County church sparks a national movement
Roberts, pastor of the 220-member congregation in Jefferson, is widely considered the father of the Confessing Church Movement, a loose confederation of conservative, evangelical congregations in the Presbyterian Church (USA) that has taken a stand against what they believe is a compromise on Biblical essentials by top leaders in their denomination.
The "confessing churches" -- the concept is patterned after a movement in Nazi Germany during which a handful of churches took a stand against Adolf Hitler -- are taking the stand in response to longstanding complaints that the denomination's national body, known as the General Assembly, has rejected basic tenets of the Christian faith.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) is the Pittsburgh region's largest Protestant church and the fifth-largest nationwide, behind the Southern Baptist Convention, the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the National Baptist Convention.
www.post-gazette.com /neigh_north/20010822nchurch0822p2.asp   (1367 words)

  
 Disapproval And Love Are Not Mutually Exclusive
Because I agree with the Confessional Statement of the Confessing Movement that "the United Methodist Church is now incapable of confessing with one voice" that Jesus Christ is Son, Savior, and Lord, I am resolved that the United Methodist Church should identify itself as a confessional church.
Therefore, when members of the Confessing Movement speak of "United Methodist doctrine," we mean those doctrines that have become canonical for the church as a whole; those teachings we have agreed upon as expressing the corporate mind of the church and essential to the identity of the Christian community.
In spite of Jesus' reputation as the prince of peace and his emphasis, and that of the early church, on a commitment to love of enemies and of nonviolence, that emphasis is completely missing in the Confessing Movement.
www.confessingumc.org /cmdebate.html   (1801 words)

  
 liquidthinking
The confessing church seeks the visible church, a place, clearly visible to the world, in which people are faithful to their promises, love their enemies, tell the truth, honour the poor, suffer for righteousness, and thereby testify to the amazing community-creating power of God.
The confessing church has no interest in withdrawing from the world, but it is not surprised when its witness evokes hostility from the world.
The confessing church moves from the activist church's acceptance of the culture with a few qualifications, to a rejection of the culture with a few exceptions.
www.liquidthinking.org /2003/07/confessing-church.html   (348 words)

  
 Northminster Presbyterian Church - Confessing Church Movement - NPC Session Resolution
The Confessing Church Movement and the Renewal of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
In acknowledging the current state of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as seen in unprecedented expressions of unbelief within the denomination, the session invites the Northminster family as well as all congregations to a period of renewed reflection and prayerful study of these issues and the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
The session commends to the congregation for study the Presbyterian Coalition's theological statement "Union in Christ: A Declaration for the Church." Copies of that declaration and this resolution are being provided to all members of the Northminster family.
www.northminstertucson.org /beliefs/sessres.htm   (577 words)

  
 Presbyterian Outlook
The confessing church is completely absorbed in actively doing her witness to the Christian faith so that it may be for people like a lighthouse above the churning sea.
We are a confessing church when we, in our way and in our particular places, come to understand the confession with which the church at that time became a confessing church: The Theological Declaration of Barmen, of May 1934.
Through this conversion of her thought the church will be freed to see dimensions of both divine truth and human reality to which she was previously blind, and she will be freed to say and to do what is good and necessary.
www.pres-outlook.com /html/busch.html   (1813 words)

  
 GPTS - Resources: The Confessing Church
The church records several creeds of individual Christian teachers; but the creeds of the modern Protestant world are documents carefully constructed by some church courts of supreme authority in their several denominations, or by some learned committee appointed by them and then formally adopted by them as their doctrinal standard.
It is simply the declaration by the Church of its dependence upon the divine Author of the Scriptures, for the guidance of his Spirit in the interpretation of his word and in the formulation and application of its Standards.
The Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms of the Westminster Assembly, together with the formularies of government, discipline, and worship are accepted by the Presbyterian Church in America as standard expositions of the teachings of Scripture in relation to both faith and practice.
www.gpts.edu /resources/resource_subscription.html   (6145 words)

  
 Banner of Truth Trust General Articles
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The Rev. Paul Roberts, pastor of Summit Presbyterian Church in Butler, Pa., which became the first Confessing Church on March 2, said his congregation is not having an identity crisis.
As the Confessing Church Movement within the Presbyterian Church (USA) continues to grow, some people still are unsure as to how to get their congregation recognized as a Confessing Church.
www.banneroftruth.org /pages/articles/article_detail.php?52   (677 words)

  
 Evangelical Lutheran Confessing Fellowship - Confessing Movement Links
The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (ACE) - The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals exists to call the church, amidst our dying culture, to repent of its worldliness, to recover and confess the truth of God's Word as did the Reformers, and to see that truth embodied in doctrine, worship and life.
The Confessing Movement within the United Methodist Church - The Confessing Movement exists to enable the United Methodist Church to retrieve its classical doctrinal identity, and to live it out as disciples of Jesus Christ.
It was a struggle to recover the confession of faith and a struggle to remain faithful to it in the preaching and actions of the Church.
www.elcf.net /confess.html   (1660 words)

  
 Faith Church 5
Faith Church is a Confessing Church that is bible based and consists of a wide range of different people, of all ages and backgrounds.
If you are driving you will be pleased to hear that there is plenty of free available parking to the left side of the church both in our parking lot as well as the overflow lot beside the main parking area.
Faith Presbyterian Church is part of the Confessing Church movement within the Presbyterian Church (USA).
www.faithchurch.org /visitor.htm   (611 words)

  
 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly . ESSAY . Bonhoeffer for the Twenty-first Century . February 3, 2006 | PBS
The key to their thinking was the idea of a church that would be faithful to the historic Reformation confessions and resist the incursions of Nazi organization and ideology.
In Bonhoeffer's context, insisting that the church takes up space was a political statement, susceptible to interpretation along classical Lutheran lines in which the secular ruler is entitled to obedience in everything except matters of faith, which may be interpreted in such a way that they take up very little space, indeed.
But he was increasingly clear that the Confessing Church's stance was not sufficient to answer all of the questions he was facing in his own life.
www.pbs.org /wnet/religionandethics/week923/essay.html   (2944 words)

  
 First Presbyterian Church
The First Presbyterian Church of Hugo is a member of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., part of the Synod of the Sun, and a member of the Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery.
We are a member of the Confessing Church movement.
The church was formed October 5, 1902 and was the first organized church in Hugo.
fpc-hugo.org   (171 words)

  
 What Is the Confessing Church Movement?
Because it is a continually growing, unstructured, grassroots, collection of independently gathered churches and individuals within the Presbyterian Church (USA) that have agreed to assert the reaffirmation of three basic confessional statements.
Churches and individuals who have become a part of the Confessing Church Movement can, and have affirmed the three statements in their own words and added others when they were led to do so by the Holy Spirit.
The Church is a hospital for persons with wounded souls, of whatever nature, who wish to repent of their sins.
www.rts.edu /quarterly/spring03/confessing.html   (500 words)

  
 Presbyweb - News Confessing Church Movement - May 3, 2001
The session of First Presbyterian Church of Pearland Texas, a suburb of Houston, has adopted the statement of the confessing church movement within the Presbyterian Church (USA).
According to the pastor, part of his vision for the church is for it to be an "international house of prayer where members from many different national and racial backgrounds are welcome and are all united in prayer for each other and for the world, in and under the love of Christ."
A charter member of the church, James Bost, who is not currently on the session, also came to the session meeting and was granted privilege of the floor to urge the session to take this action.
www.presbyweb.com /News2001/05030102.htm   (423 words)

  
 213th General Assembly (2001) News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
LOUISVILLE — General Assembly Moderator Jack Rogers backed away somewhat from his harsh criticism of the Confessing Church Movement today, telling some 325 people at the Presbyterians for Renewal (PFR) breakfast that conversations with supporters of the movement have convinced him that he had misunderstood some of them.
The Confessing Church Movement, which has enlisted more than 300 churches, promotes three "affirmations": Jesus Christ as the sole means of salvation, the infallibility of the Bible, and marriage as the only appropriate context for sexual relations.
Rogers also said that he intended to use the creeds and confessions of the church "liturgically in worship at this Assembly." He made good on that promise, leading the first plenary session in a recitation of the Apostles’ Creed.
www.pcusa.org /ga213/news/ga01112.htm   (286 words)

  
 What is the Confessing Movement
The Confessing Movement is a witness by United Methodist lay men and women, clergy, and congregations who pledge unequivocal and confident allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ according to "the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3).
The Confessing Movement asserts that the Church has doctrine that binds the faithful, not to unchanging verbal formulations, but to God's self-revelation in human history that has been witnessed to by Scripture, summarized in confessional statements and standards, and praised in liturgical language that remains faithful to the apostolic witness.
This abandonment of classical Christianity is occurring in a church that has nearly lost its immune system with regard to false teaching--in a church that appears fearful of, and perhaps unwilling to face, even a minimal level of doctrinal discipline.
www.confessingumc.org /doc_whatis_cm.html   (840 words)

  
 Bendomenech.com: The Confessing Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
For any American or member of the church, innocence must be presumed, and Robinson shouldn't be confirmed, regardless of whether these allegations are true.
Any church denomination that is made up of some parishes that have no problem with openly gay priests, and other parishes that actually take the Bible's words on homosexuality literally, is destined for a messy and outspoken confrontation.
In the light of this Logos in reverse, the quest for hope is the ultimate hopelessness; the pursuit of happiness, the certitude of despair; the lust for life, the embrace of death....
www.bendomenech.com /blog/archives/001072.html   (1283 words)

  
 We are a Confessing Church Ministry - Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Los Alamitos. Serving Los Angeles County, ...
The Session of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church professes its faith by upholding the sacred doctrines of the Christian faith within the Reformed tradition according to the teachings of the Scriptures and the Confessions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
This statement is taken from the Confession of 1967 - 9.13 and the Larger Catechism - 7.260.
The constitution of our church states: “Those who are called to office in the church are to lead a life in obedience to Scripture and in conformity to the historic confessional standards of the church.
www.gspc.org /confessing.php   (550 words)

  
 The Confessing Reader » Church of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Ecumenical Patriarch on the Church of Sweden
In 1967 the ‘iceberg’ hit the Episcopal Church in the USA and after this many thousand members left the church in various rounds,” says Anglican Bishop Paul Hewett.
Kyrkans Tidning reported 10 April that Sten Sandmark, senior pastor in Oskarshamn, is leaving the Church of Sweden and converting to the Roman Catholic Church.
reader.classicalanglican.net /index.php?cat=15   (1347 words)

  
 Confessing Movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They reject church leaders such as United Methodist Bishop Joseph Sprague of Chicago and Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong as apostate.
The ordinary people in the pews, however, agree overwhelmingly that the aim of these Confessing Movements is simply to maintain the received Christian doctrine of the denomination as traditionally taught and as understood in the pews.
While the WordAlone Network has had little impact on church governance, they had some success at the 2006 Churchwide Assembly of the ELCA is slowing the efforts of those who sought to normalize homosexuality within the ELCA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Confessing_Movement   (1712 words)

  
 PC(USA) - News Release Number 03494- ‘Confessing church’ pastor to run for stated clerk
LOUISVILLE — One of five ministers who taped a “Call for Confession and Repentance” at the entrance to the Presbyterian Center here in a dramatic protest in October 2002 has announced that he is running for stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
The Rev. Linn “Rus” Howard, the pastor of Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church in Venetia, PA, is expected to formally announce his candidacy after Thanksgiving, according to his friend and associate, the Rev. Robert Kopp.
In their 2002 protest, the five ministers were hearkening to Martin Luther’s nailing of his “95 Theses” to a cathedral door in 1517 to protest corruption in the Roman Catholic Church — the first salvo in what became the Protestant Reformation.
www.pcusa.org /pcnews/oldnews/2003/03494.htm   (771 words)

  
 Comment on "confessing church"
[Go to www.layman.org and you can't miss it.] The PLC's service to the church includes a letter that is apparently being sent to every congregation and a "sample session resolution." And yes, they do fully intend the historical referent of "Confessing Church"; they explicitly attempt to identify their "movement" with Barmen.
If I confess the second assertion, am I not in conflict with my affirmation, when I was ordained and again each time I've been installed, that I "accept[ed] the Scriptures...
The Lay Committee informs us, in its accompanying "news" story, that "The elders of Lancaster Presbyterian Church in the Presbytery of Western New York have adopted and transmitted to their presbytery a similar evangelical statement, titled 'The Lancaster Affirmation'" (although that document is not provided).
www.witherspoonsociety.org /comment_on_confessing_church.htm   (809 words)

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