Recognizing the relation we sustain to God and man, and trusting in the boundless goodness of our Heavenly Father, we, the undersigned, feel it our duty to make a public profession of "his love abroad in our hearts."
The better to promote union and Christian love in our fraternity, we mutually agree to watch over ourselves and each other, in faithfulness and charity; and interchange all those duties incumbent on persons associated as we are; exercising brotherly love towards one another, while God in his mercy shall permit this union; and, we mutually adopt and subscribe the following articles of faith:
Article 1. We believe and trust on one supreme and immutable God, the Father of all, who is infinite in wisdom, power, and goodness.
Article 2. We believe in one Lord Jesus the beginning of the creation of God, bull of grace and truth, who has all power in Heaven and Earth to do God's will.
Article 3. We believe that all that Jesus Christ has done, or shall do, for fallen man is the effect of God's love and not the occasion of it.
Article 4. We believe the Holy Bible to have been dictated by the inspiration of God and to reveal enough for man to know of his duty here and destination hereafter.
Article 5. We believe in rewards and punishments according to the good or evil deeds of mankind; but that all punishment will be limited and remedial.
Article 6. We believe that pure and undefiled religion is to visit the fatherless and the widow in their afflictions and to keep ourselves unspotted from the world's pollution.
Article 7. We believe that no man can be happy in the society of the blessed until born of God's Spirit and love.
Article 8. We believe, notwithstanding the piety and goodness of Christian professors, that the best must become still better to enjoy God's presence in glory.
Article 9. We believe that in the fullness of time, Jesus, who tasted death for every man, will see the "travail of his soul, in the reconciliation of all things to God."
Article 10. We believe it our reasonable duty, as far as possible, to live peaceably with all men, manifesting the spirit of our religion in our intercourse with mankind, and in our devotion to God.
Article 11. We believe it our duty, also, to meet on the first day of the week, for social and divine worship; and attend the delightsome services of the sanctuary, in prayer, singing, reading and hearing God's word; and to unite in the sacramental solemnities on such occasions, as are appointed, "looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith."
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