HISTORY

From the beginnings of The Salvation Army in 1865 as the East London Revival Society to the present, there has always been a definite creed to which the movement’s members have subscribed. The first printed document of this kind was issued by the East London Christian Revival Society in 1866 or 1867 (the precise date is not known). This included seven articles of faith and a five-point bond of agreement: a 'creed' to believe and a 'code of conduct' to follow.

  • Download Earl Robinson's The History of Salvation Army Doctrine

Since that time, a series of Handbooks of Doctrine has continued the process of seeking to present doctrine in ways that will help people to understand the faith that Salvationists believe.

Currently, a series "Doctrine for today" is explaining each of the eleven doctrines in a format that involves brief and clear teaching. 

  • Download Robert Street's Doctrine for today - series introduction
  • Download Karen Shakespeare's Doctrine for today - doctrine 1
  • Download Richard Munn's Doctrine for today - doctrine 2
  • Download Ian Barr's Doctrine for today - doctrine 3