ARTICLES OF FAITH

(Adopted August 14, 1829, modified February 2020)


1. We believe in one only true and living God: The
Father, The Son and Holy Ghost.


Deuteronomy 6:10, Isaiah 44:6
Jeremiah 10:10, Matthew 28:19
1 Corinthians 12:3-6


2. We believe that the scripture of the Old and New Testaments are the words of God and the only rule of faith and practice.


Acts 1:16, Acts 28:25
2 Timothy 3:16
2 Peter 1:20-21


3. We believe in the doctrine of election and that God chose His people in Christ before the foundation of the world.


Deuteronomy 7.6, Isaiah 42.1
John 15.16, 19, Romans 9.11-13
Ephesians 1.4, 2 Timothy 2.10


4. We believe in the doctrine of original sin and man’s impotency to recover himself from the fallen state in which he is in by nature by his own free will ability.


Genesis 2.16-17, Genesis 3.22-24
Romans 3.9-12, Romans 5.12-18
Ephesians 2.1, 5


5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the imputed righteousness of Christ through faith. The Just shall live by faith.


Romans 1:17, Romans 3.24-26
Romans 4.6-8, Romans 5.9-10


6. We believe that God’s elect shall be regenerated, called, converted, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit.


John 6.37-39,45, Romans 8.28-30
1 Corinthians 6.11, 2 Timothy 2.13
Titus 3.5, Jude 1


7. We believe that saints shall persevere by faith in grace and never shall fall finally away.


Psalm 37.24, Mark 13.13
Romans 2.7, Philippians 1.6
1 Peter 1.5


8. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and general judgment and that the joys of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked be eternal.


Daniel 12.2, Matthew 25.31-46
Acts 24.15, 2 Thessalonians 1.7-10


9. We believe that baptism and the Lord’s supper are ordinances of Jesus Christ and true believers are the subjects, and that the true mode of baptism is immersion.


Matthew 13.16, Matthew 28.19
John 3.23, Acts 8.36-38
1 Corinthians 11.24-26


10. We believe Elders should administer the ordinances.


Matthew 28.19
1 Corinthians 11.23-26


11. We believe that only members in good standing have a right to commune at the Lord’s table. We believe the communion table is to be guarded through church discipline, therefore only local church members should participate.


Matthew 7.6, 1 Corinthians 10.16
1 Corinthians 11.23-26, 29, 2 Corinthians 6.14-15
1 Corinthians 5.11


12. We believe that it is the command of Jesus Christ, who has all power in heaven and earth, to go teach, baptize and instruct anyone who has ears to hear.

Mathew 28.18-20
Mark 4.23
Luke 8.8
Luke 14.35


The supporting scriptures were not part of the original document.