Pastor Arden Hodgins continues his study through the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith in our Sunday School. The first chapter in the confession deals with the Holy Scriptures. Pastor Hodgins has a six point outline for this chapter dealing with the Scriptures namely, 1.Revelation, 2.Inspiration, 3.Cessation, 4.Illumination, 5.Interpretation and 6.Translation.
After having discussed the doctrine of inspiration, its extent, nature and implications, Hodgins move to the doctrine of cessation of special revelation. Hodgins has a four part outline which he covers in four parts. His outline for the study of cessation from the confession is 1. Clarification –what do we not mean by cessation, 2. What should be our attitude toward the idea of cessation, 3. Confirmation – why do we believe in cessation and 4. How are we to view the phenomena of tongues and prophecy today. Pastor Hodgins deals with the first two questions in this first part of our study today.