About Us

Thinking of God is an interdenominational fellowship of evangelical Christians who are committed to the fundamental authority of the Bible as the Word of God, and who hold to the truths of Reformed Christianity, as expressed in key confessions such as the Thirty-Nine Articles, the Westminster Confession, the 1689 Baptist Confession, and the Savoy Declaration. We believe that the great ecumenical creeds of the Church, and the teachings common to the historic confessions and catechisms of the Reformation, best summarise the key teachings of Christianity. As an organisation, we require both members and contributors to affirm the confessions in their articulation of:

  • The Trinity;[1]Article 1 of the 39 Articles (39A); Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) Chapter 2; Savoy Declaration of Faith and Order (SDFO) Chapter 2; the Second (1689) London Baptist Confession of Faith (2LBCF) Chapter 2.
  • The Divine attributes;[2]A 2 of 39A; WCF Ch 2; SDFO Ch 2; 2LBCF Ch 2.
  • Creation as initially good;[3]WCF Ch 1; SDFO Ch 1; 2LBCF Ch 2.
  • Humanity created in God’s image;[4]WCF Ch 4; SDFO Ch 4; 2LBCF Ch 4.
  • Humanity’s fall into sin;[5]A 9 of 39A; WCF Ch 6; SDFO Ch 6; 2LBCF Ch 6.
  • Divine wrath against sin;[6]A 9 of 39A; WCF Ch 6; SDFO Ch 6; 2LBCF Ch 6.
  • The Triune plan of redemption;[7]WCF Ch 7-8; SDFO Ch 7-8; 2LBCF Ch 7-8.
  • The incarnation of the Son of God;[8]A 2 of 39A; WCF Ch 8; SDFO Ch 8; 2LBCF Ch 8.
  • Christ’s life of active and passive obedience;[9]WCF Ch 8; SDFO Ch 8; 2LBCF Ch 8.
  • Christ’s death as a penal substitutionary atonement;[10]A 2 of 39A; WCF Ch 8; SDFO Ch 8; 2LBCF Ch 8.
  • Christ’s bodily resurrection, ascension, and rule at the right hand of the Father;[11]A 4 of 39A; WCF Ch 8; SDFO Ch 8; 2LBCF Ch 8.
  • The gospel’s call to all people to repent and believe;[12]A 18 of 39A; WCF Ch 15; SDFO Ch 15; 2LBCF Ch 15.
  • God’s predestination of the elect;[13]A 17 of 39A; WCF Ch 10; SDFO Ch 10; 2LBCF Ch 10.
  • Justification only by grace through faith in Christ;[14]A 11 of 39A; WCF Ch 11; SDFO Ch 11; 2LBCF Ch 11.
  • A life of holiness characterising the people of God;[15]A 12 of 39A; WCF Ch 13,16; SDFO Ch 13,16; 2LBCF Ch 13,16.
  • The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in all believers;[16]A 17 of 39A; WCF Ch 17,18; SDFO Ch 17,18; 2LBCF Ch 17,18.
  • The Divine inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture as originally given;[17]A 6 of 39A; WCF Ch 1; SDFO Ch 1; 2LBCF Ch 1.
  • The Church as all God’s elect, gathered into Christ’s body and manifested locally as congregations subject to the Word of God;[18]A 19 of 39A; WCF Ch 25; SDFO Ch 26; 2LBCF Ch 26.
  • Only two sacraments: baptism and the Lord’s supper;[19]A 25 of 39A; WCF Ch 27; SDFO Ch 28; 2LBCF Ch 28.
  • Christ’s bodily return to judge the world and bring in the new creation;[20]A 4 of 39A; WCF Ch 8; SDFO Ch 8; 2LBCF Ch 8.
  • The reality of heaven and hell: heaven as eternal bliss in the joyful presence of God and hell as eternal grief under God’s righteous judgment.[21]WCF Ch 32; SDFO Ch 31; 2LBCF Ch 31.

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1.Article 1 of the 39 Articles (39A); Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) Chapter 2; Savoy Declaration of Faith and Order (SDFO) Chapter 2; the Second (1689) London Baptist Confession of Faith (2LBCF) Chapter 2.
2.A 2 of 39A; WCF Ch 2; SDFO Ch 2; 2LBCF Ch 2.
3.WCF Ch 1; SDFO Ch 1; 2LBCF Ch 2.
4.WCF Ch 4; SDFO Ch 4; 2LBCF Ch 4.
5, 6.A 9 of 39A; WCF Ch 6; SDFO Ch 6; 2LBCF Ch 6.
7.WCF Ch 7-8; SDFO Ch 7-8; 2LBCF Ch 7-8.
8, 10.A 2 of 39A; WCF Ch 8; SDFO Ch 8; 2LBCF Ch 8.
9.WCF Ch 8; SDFO Ch 8; 2LBCF Ch 8.
11, 20.A 4 of 39A; WCF Ch 8; SDFO Ch 8; 2LBCF Ch 8.
12.A 18 of 39A; WCF Ch 15; SDFO Ch 15; 2LBCF Ch 15.
13.A 17 of 39A; WCF Ch 10; SDFO Ch 10; 2LBCF Ch 10.
14.A 11 of 39A; WCF Ch 11; SDFO Ch 11; 2LBCF Ch 11.
15.A 12 of 39A; WCF Ch 13,16; SDFO Ch 13,16; 2LBCF Ch 13,16.
16.A 17 of 39A; WCF Ch 17,18; SDFO Ch 17,18; 2LBCF Ch 17,18.
17.A 6 of 39A; WCF Ch 1; SDFO Ch 1; 2LBCF Ch 1.
18.A 19 of 39A; WCF Ch 25; SDFO Ch 26; 2LBCF Ch 26.
19.A 25 of 39A; WCF Ch 27; SDFO Ch 28; 2LBCF Ch 28.
21.WCF Ch 32; SDFO Ch 31; 2LBCF Ch 31.