ABUNDANT  LIFE  BAPTIST  CHURCH,  BRONX NEW YORK
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FAITH STATEMENT.



 

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on progression of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son, and Holy Spirit, we do now, in the solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, and as one body in Christ.

 

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry and the expense of the church, and the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.

 

We also agree to maintain family and personal devotions, to teach our children the Christian truths; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk as examples before the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and examples in our departments; to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and the use of tobacco, Indian hemp, narcotic, etc. and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

 

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense; but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

 

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will as soon as possible, unite with some other church of like faith and order, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and principles of God’s word. AMEN