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- We call ourselves Christians, or Disciples of Christ.
- We believe in God the Father
- We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and our Savior. We regard the divinity of Christ as the fundamental truth of the Christian system.
- We believe in the Holy Spirit, both as to His agency in conversion and as indwelling in the heart of the Christian.
- We accept both the Old and the New Testament Scriptures as the inspired Word of God.
- We believe in the future punishment of the wicked and the future reward of the righteous.
- We believe that the Deity is a prayer hearing and a prayer answering God.
- We observe the institution of the Lord’s Supper on the Lord’s Day. To this table we neither invite or disbar; we say it is the Lord’s Supper for all of the Lord’s children.
- We plead for the union of God’s people on the Bible and Bible alone.
- The Christ is our only creed.
- We maintain that all the ordinances should be observed as they were in the days of the apostles.
– (James A. Garfield, former US President)
- “In essentials, unity, in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, love”
All agree that there must be unity in the clear areas of biblical teaching, but in matters of opinion a wide variety of differences can be tolerated – as long as these opinions do not contradict biblical teaching, are not made a test of fellowship or church membership, or are not made essential to the church’s teaching. There is “No creed but Christ, no book but the Bible, no law but love.” The unity of the church is to be found only in the basics of New Testament teaching. All other sources ultimately become divisive.
– Author unknown