WHAT WE BELIEVE
THE APOSTLES CREED
I believe in GOD the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. The third day He arose from the dead, He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of GOD the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic (universal not roman) church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.
THE ARTICLES OF RELIGION
THE HOLY TRINITY
We experience the one God through the three
THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST
In Christ there are two natures, The Divine
and the Human joined together in one person.
Scripture reference: (John 1:1-4)
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
The Bible contains all we need to know to be saved.
Scripture reference: (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
THE OLD TESTAMENT
The Old Testament is not contrary to the New; in both the
This corruption of the nature of every man is called
Every person is free to choose right or wrong; but even if you
choose right, you must have God's help to live a good and holy life.
Scripture reference: (Mark 10:17-23)
THE JUSTIFICATION OF MAN
We are saved by faith in Christ and by that
WORKS OF SUPEREROGATION
The belief one can do more good than God
requires is called "works of supererogation."
Scripture reference: (Luke 17:10)
SIN AFTER JUSTIFICATION
Christians who truly repent receive God's
The Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men and women in which
the pure word of God is preached and the sacraments duly administered.
Scripture reference: (Matthew 16:13-19)
We do not believe in the idea of purgatory, which is the doctrine that
there is a place other than heaven or hell where souls go to be cleansed.
Scripture reference: (Luke 16:19-31)
SPEAKING IN THE CONGREGATION IN SUCH
A TONGUE AS THE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
Public worship and the sacraments should be
conducted in a language the people can understand.
Scripture reference: (1 Corinthians 12:1-12)
THE MARRIAGE OF MINISTERS
The ministers of Christ are not commanded by God's law to abstain from marriage.
Scripture reference: (1 Timothy 3:8-13)
RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH
It is not necessary that the rites and ceremonies should in all places be the same or exactly alike.
All righteous governments should be supported and defended by Christians.
Scripture reference: (Romans 13:1-14)
Christians have a right to own private property. However,
A CHRISTIAN MAN'S OATH
Christians should not swear. They may take oath,
however, as may be required by the courts of the land.