ARTICLE IV: DOCTRINE

This church recognizes the Bible as the sufficient rule of faith and practice, and holds that living in accordance with teachings of Jesus Christ is the true test of fellowship. Each member shall have the undisturbed right to follow the word of God according to the dictates of his/her conscience, under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit.

The following statement of faith, (The Kansas City Statement of Faith, 1913), is an expression of the spirit in which the church interprets the Word of God.

    We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, goodness and love; and in Jesus Christ, his Son, our Lord and Savior, who  for us and our salvation lived and died and rose again and liveth evermore; and in the Holy Spirit, who taketh of the things of Christ and revealeth them to us, renewing, comforting, and inspiring the souls of men.

  We are united in striving to know the will of God as taught in the Holy Scriptures, and in our purpose to walk in the ways of the Lord, made known or to be made known to us.

  We hold it to be the mission of the Church of Christ to proclaim the gospel to all mankind exalting the worship of the one true God and laboring for the progress of knowledge, the promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of human brotherhood.

  Depending, as did our fathers, upon the continued guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth, we work and pray for the transformation of the world into the kingdom of God; and we look with faith for the triumph of righteousness and the life everlasting.

 

The following statement serves as our church covenant:

  We covenant with the Lord and with one another to walk together as followers of Jesus Christ. We propose to devote ourselves to the study, practice and spread of Christianity. We will endeavor to be loyal to this fellowship, to help one another in the Christian life according to our ability and opportunity, to support the work and attend meetings of this Church, and in every way to strive to make it a power in the service of God and mankind.

8 Church Street    
PO Box 261    
Searsport, Maine 04974    
(207)548-0327  

 

 

 

 

 

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