Characteristics of the True Church
We, as a church, have certain responsibilities to the deacons and to God. We should commit ourselves to being a church of Jesus Christ. This will involve three commitments. First, we should commit ourselves to being a church that has the true teaching of the Bible. That means that every person in the congregation must devote themselves to studying the Bible, so that they will know false teaching when they hear it. Second, we must commit ourselves to the proper administration of baptism and the Lord’s supper. We will try to do the best job we can administering these important signs ordained by Christ. Third, we must commit ourselves to the practice of church discipline. We will love God’s reputation more than the reputation of men, and we will confront sin in our church. Through this, we hope to see the sinner repent and our church maintain holiness before God.