WHAT WE BELIEVE

First of all, our congregation has no written creed but the Holy Scriptures to serve as our sole rule for faith and practice. We have seen that written creeds are not very useful and often fuel needless division, for if a creed contains less than the Bible, it contains too little; if it contains more than the Bible, it contains too much; and if the creed contains only the Bible, then why is it needed since we already have the Bible? “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” The Bible contains the inspired Word of God, and we believe that this eternal Word is powerful enough to make each of us complete in Christ. “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” Jesus has provided a book for His people which supplies us with “all things that pertain unto life and godliness”, and if we apply ourselves to understand what has been written therein, we will know what God wants us all to believe in order to be saved.