The confession of faith and covenant of the Mount Vernon Congregational Church in Boston, Mass. ; organized June 1, 1842

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T.R. Marvin, 1852 - Reference - 48 pages
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Page 13 - WE believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.
Page 15 - Attend then to the COVENANT. In the presence of God and this assembly, you do now solemnly avouch the Lord Jehovah, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, to be your God, the supreme object of your affection, and your portion forever.
Page 15 - ... all must stand before the judgment seat of Christ, and receive a sentence of retribution, according to the deeds done in the body ; and that the wicked will go into punishment, and the righteous into life, both of which will never end.
Page 15 - Spirit as your Sanctifier, Comforter, and Guide. You humbly and cheerfully devote yourself to God in the everlasting covenant of grace; you consecrate all your powers and faculties to his service and glory; and you promise, that, through the assistance of his Spirit and grace, you will cleave to him as your chief good ; that you will give diligent attention to his word, and...
Page 17 - In consequence of these professions and promises, we affectionately receive you as members of this Church, and in the name of Christ declare you entitled to all its visible privileges. We welcome you to this fellowship with us in the blessings of the Gospel, and...
Page 10 - This church will extend to other evangelical Congregational churches, and receive from them, that fellowship, advice, and assistance which the law of Christ requires.
Page 12 - This church considers immoral conduct, breach of express covenant vows, neglect of acknowledged religious or relative duties, and avowed disbelief of the articles of faith to which the members have assented, as offences subject to the censure of the church.
Page 15 - His grace, consecrating all your powers and faculties to his service and glory; and you engage that through the assistance of His Spirit, you will cleave to Him as your chief good, that you will give diligent attendance to His word and ordinances, that you will seek the honor and interest of his kingdom, and that henceforth, denying all ungodliness and every worldly lust, you will live soberly, righteously, and godly in the world.
Page 16 - ... for its peace, edification, and purity, and to walk with its members in Christian love, faithfulness, circumspection, meekness, and sobriety.
Page 10 - This Church will extend to and receive from other evangelical Congregational churches, that fellowship, advice, and assistance which the laws of Christ require. It holds itself bound to regard the decisions of mutual councils, and to seek the promotion of peace and brotherly love with all the churches of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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