Savoy, Confession of

Savoy, Confession Of, a declaration of faith and order on the part of the Independents, agreed upon at a meeting in the Savoy in 1658. Chapters 1 to 19 of the Savoy Confession correspond verbally to the Westminster Confession; but chapter 20 "Of the Gospel and the Extent of the Grace thereof," is additional: "in which chapter, what is dispersed and inserted by intimation in the Assembly's confession is here brought together, and more fully, under one head." Chapters 21 to 27 correspond to chapters 20 to 26 of the Westminster, with the following exceptions: Clause four of chapter 20 clauses five and six of chapter 24 and the third clause of chapter 26 are omitted; the third clause of chapter 23 is modified; and chapter 25 is materially altered, a clause being added relating to the expectations of the Church. Chapters 30 and 31 are omitted; but the remaining chapters correspond. The Westminster has thirty-three chapters; the Savoy thirty- two. SEE INDEPENDENCY.

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