The Doctrine of Church Ordinances

The Doctrine of Church Ordinances

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We believe that there are two Christian ordinances and that they are both symbolical, not sacramental.


We believe that scriptural baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, setting forth, in symbol, his union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection; that the new birth, which comes through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, is the only prerequisite to baptism; that every believer should be baptized because of the example and command of our Lord; that it has no saving power, but is an act of obedience to walk in newness of life with Jesus Christ. We reject infant baptism for it is unscriptural; therefore, only those who are old enough to believe for themselves should be baptized.

Acts 2:38Rom.6:3-5Mt.3:13,1728:19,20Acts 8:36-39Eph.2:8,9Jn.5:24

The Lord’s Supper

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and cup by the members of the particular church as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ until He comes. Only those who are walking in obedient fellowship with Him ought to partake of it.

lk.22:14-20; 1 Cor.11:23-32