Since the reformation, the church has needed to respond to various movements and controversies. These statements generally don’t teach new doctrine, but rather serve to contrast a contemporary movement with the ancient truths from scripture.
- The Canons of Dordt (1619) – A response to Arminianism
- The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978) – A response to higher criticism of scripture
- The Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (1988) – A response to the egalitarian movement
- The Cambridge Declaration (1996) – A response to the modern ecumenical movement
- The Nashville Statement on Biblical Sexuality (2017) – A response to the LGBT movement
- The Dallas Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel (2019) – A response to the social justice movement