Article #7 –     “We believe the Visible church of Christ is a congregation of faithful persons who have attained fellowship with each other and have given themselves up to the Lord and one another, having agreed to keep up a Godly discipline agreeable to the rules of the Gospel.”


                        Matthew 16 : 24

Matthew 16:24            Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

                        Matthew 28 : 19,20

Matthew 28:19            Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Matthew 28:20            Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

                        Acts 2 : 41,42

Acts 2:41         Then they that gladly received this word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Acts 2:42         And they continued stedfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of break, and in prayers.

                        1 Cor. 12 :12 – 14

1 Corinthians 12:12     For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:13     For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free: and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:14     For the body is not one member, but many.

                        1 Cor. 13:13

1 Corinthians 13:13     And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.