Thursday, August 20, 2009

Evangelical Confessions

This is a first draft of Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms used by Protestant Evangelical churches over the centuries. Not all Evangelical churches use these documents, but many have found these useful in outlining what they believe the Bible is teaching. Some denominations have moved away from officially endorsing their historic confessions, while others have kept to these confessions.

Early Confessions and Creeds

Lutheran Confessions

Reformed Confessions

Continental Europe


The official documents of historical Presbyterianism are the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Westminster Larger Catechism, and the Westminster Shorter Catechism. The Scots Confession was the original confession of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) but was superseded by the Westminster Confession and Catechisms. The Children's Catechism does not have official standing but is a useful document to teach young children the basics of the faith.




Modern Statements

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