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.