Confession of faith

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a formulary containing the articles of faith; a creed.

See also: Confession

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Since your ladyship has spoken to me, I believe in the Devil." It is the Countess's interest to see the humorous side of this confession of faith. She takes no offence.
"If you want to hear my confession of faith on the subject, I tell you that in your quarrel with Sergey Ivanovitch I take neither side.
I never saw your equal, and I've met with some clippers in my time too." And with this simple confession of faith, the love-stricken dragoon left her to execute his part of the project which she had formed for the pair.
I have been greatly impressed by a sort of political confession of faith. A very remarkable document.
He repeated this defence, this excuse, this confession of faith, with wearisome iteration.
He had indeed been making his confession of faith, had he only known it; and its effect was to make Jukes, on the other side of the door, stand scratching his head for a good while.
(And drawing a painful breath, Sonia read distinctly and forcibly as though she were making a public confession of faith.)
A prayerful man, Jesus prayed right after His baptism at the Jordan (Luke 3:21), before selecting close friends and apostles (6:12), before asking for the confession of faith from Peter, and before predicting His own passion (8:18), at His transfiguration on the mountain (9:28), during His agony in the garden (22:41), and as He was dying on the cross (23:46).
At Baptisms a confession of faith would have been expected.
One WEEKTHOMAs is absent and the next week he is present and all we remember is"Doubting Thomas"not his confession of faith or the faith of the others.
The model often employed to summarize Baptist confessional traditions in the nineteenth-century South suggests basically only two confessional sources: the Philadelphia Confession of Faith (PCF, 1742) and the New Hampshire Declaration of Faith (NHC, 1833).
There, more than 1,000 people held up candles, simultaneously prayed aloud in multiple languages and listened to leaders of many denominations read the proclamations of "Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis." The declaration contains six principles, including statements decrying racial bigotry, attacks on immigrants and refugees, authoritarianism, sexual violence, the normalization of lying in political life, and ethnic nationalism.