This article is about all the aspects of professing your faith.
This article considers what it means to swear an oath. It explains that this should not be necessary in the church.
This article shows that just like in the Old Testament it was circumcision that made one a part of God’s people, baptism in the New Testament makes one a member of God’s church. Public profession of faith is a vow of commitment to our Lord as a result of his covenant grace and faithfulness to us, and not a qualification for church membership.
This article discusses the topic of public profession of faith, especially as it is outlined in the Continental Reformed "Form for Profession of Faith." The article considers what is profession of faith, the connection between profession and baptism, profession and Lord's Supper, and the path toward profession (by means of education). It discusses when to make profession of faith, and what should follow such a profession.
This article discusses the character of one's profession of faith. It shows that this is a public matter, with biblical precedents. It also explains how the Reformed practice is different from confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church. It emphasizes that profession of faith is a response to God's gracious work in our life.
This article shows how the sovereign, electing love of God is found already in the opening address spoken at the occasion of a profession of faith: "Beloved in our Lord Jesus Christ." It explains how this address is really first given at our baptism. It stresses the need for a prompt profession as a response to baptism.