8/5/2012 4:30:00 PM
Welcome to the first blog post on the Truth Community Fellowship website. We started regular Sunday meetings on February 12, 2012 and the early results have been exciting. Men and women throughout the region who share our desire for expositional Bible teaching and biblical sanctification have joined us. There is an infectious joy when we gather—so much so that Sunday is clearly our favorite day of the week!
You shouldn’t have to guess what a church believes, and at “TComm,” you don’t. With the apostle Paul, we are “not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). We embrace our responsibility before God to declare what we teach—and that is the point of this inaugural blog post.
Our working statement of faith is the London Baptist Confession of 1689. In future blog posts, we will explain why we chose the Confession and identify brief sections with which we differ. We will explain the role which the Confession will play in our future membership and leadership qualifications.
Why make so detailed a confession public so early in the life of our fellowship? Simple. We want you to know the spiritual direction of our body. You can find it in the language of this Confession and in the type of preaching you’ll hear each week at TComm.
We also want you to know the spirit in which we hold this confession. In that regard, we could not improve upon the words of Charles Spurgeon:
“This ancient document is the most excellent epitome of the things most surely believed among us. It is not issued as an authoritative rule or code of faith, whereby you may be fettered, but as a means of edification in righteousness. It is an excellent, though not inspired, expression of the teaching of those Holy Scriptures by which all confessions are to be measured. We hold to the humbling truths of God's sovereign grace in the salvation of lost sinners. Salvation is through Christ alone and by faith alone."
If you do not have a church home, we warmly invite you to visit Truth Community Fellowship. We meet each Sunday at 9 am in Legacy Hall at the Creation Museum. When you come, you’ll find one thing for certain.
You’ll find us “Teaching God’s People God’s Word.”
Pastor Don Green
Truth Community Fellowship