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1999 Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith (current)

Description

Mennonite Brethren have their roots in the Anabaptist-Mennonite movement of sixteenth-century Europe. However, as a nineteenth-century renewal movement, Mennonite Brethren blended Lutheran Pietism and Baptist Evangelicalism with their Anabaptist roots. For Mennonite Brethren, their confessional statements functioned as a public testimony of what they believed, based on their understanding of the Christian Bible. The Confession of Faith serves as an outline for instruction, church polity, and discipline.

Below is a listing of the 18 articles in the 1999 Confession of Faith (currently in effect), with links to Commentary and Pastoral Application on each article (Confession of Faith: Commentary and Pastoral Application [Winnipeg, Man.; Hillsboro, Kan.: Board of Faith and Life and Kindred Productions, 2000]).

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All 18 Articles of Confession (1999)

Confession_of_Faith_all 18 articles (84.1 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 1. God.

01com (112.0 KB)

01pa (166.7 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 2. Revelation of God.

02com (128.1 KB)

02pa (107.6 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 3. Creation and Humanity.

03com (88.5 KB)

03pa (101.0 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 4. Sin and Evil.

04com (117.9 KB)

04pa (121.3 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 5. Salvation.

05com (99.9 KB)

05pa (145.2 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 6. Nature of the Church.

06com (96.3 KB)

06pa (92.9 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 7. Mission of the Church.

07com (122.5 KB)

07pa (96.0 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 8. Christian Baptism.

08com (97.0 KB)

08pa (91.2 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 9. Lord’s Supper.

09com (122.3 KB)

09pa (139.4 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 10. Discipleship.

10com (96.7 KB)

10pa (86.4 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 11. Marriage, Singleness and Family.

11com (121.0 KB)

11pa (113.1 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 12. Society and State.

12com (133.0 KB)

12pa (101.1 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 13. Love and Nonresistance.

13com (92.8 KB)

13pa (126.1 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 14. The Sanctity of Human Life.

14com (100.1 KB)

14pa (101.2 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 15. Stewardship.

15com (97.4 KB)

15pa (122.2 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 16. Work, Rest and the Lord’s Day.

16com (116.8 KB)

16pa (146.4 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 17. Christianity and Other Faiths.

17com (126.2 KB)

17pa (103.1 KB)

Commentary & Pastoral Application. Article 18. Christ’s Final Triumph.

18com (136.5 KB)

18pa (122.9 KB)

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