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The Niagara Bible Conference Creed (1878)

Some have sadly only remembered historic fundamentalism by five points from the General Assembly of the Northern Presbyterian Church in 1910. While these points are true, they have been shaved down from the 1878 Niagara Bible Conference Creed that states, “We believe that the world will not be converted during the present dispensation, but is fast ripening for judgment, while there will be a fearful apostasy in the professing Christian body; and hence that the Lord Jesus will come in person to introduce the millennial age, when Israel shall be restored to their own land, and the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord; and that this personal and premillennial advent is the blessed hope set before us in the Gospel for which we should be constantly looking.:

14 point creed of the Niagara Bible Conference of 1878:

  1. The verbal, plenary inspiration of the Scriptures in the original manuscripts.

  2. The Trinity.

  3. The Creation of man, the Fall into sin, and total depravity.

  4. The universal transmission of spiritual death from Adam.

  5. The necessity of the new birth.

  6. Redemption by the blood of Christ.

  7. Salvation by faith alone in Christ.

  8. The assurance of salvation.

  9. The centrality of Jesus Christ in the Scriptures.

  10. The constitution of the true church by genuine believers.

  11. The personality of the Holy Spirit.

  12. The believer’s call to a holy life.

  13. The immediate passing of the souls of believers to be with Christ at death.

  14. The premillennial Second Coming of Christ.

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