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Statement of Faith
Central Congregational Church
1879

Church Manual
As a Church of Jesus Christ associated in accordance with the teachings of the New Testament, for the public
worship of god, for the observance of gospel sacraments and ordinances, for mutual edification and encouragement
in the Christian life, and for the advancement of the Redeemer’s kingdom, we declare our union in Faith and Love
with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ. Receiving  the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God
and the only infallible rule of religious faith and practice, we confess our faith in the one living and true God, revealed
as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; the Creator and Preserver of all things, whose purposes and providence
extend to all events and who exercises a righteous government over all his creatures. We believe in the universal
sinfulness and of our race, since “By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed
upon all men for that all have sinned.” We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, having taken upon
Himself our nature has by His obedience, suffering, and death, provided a way of salvation for all mankind; and that
through faith in His name, whosoever will may be saved. We believe that, although salvation is offered freely to all,
they only repent and believe in Christ, who, in thus obeying the Gospel, are regenerated by the Holy Spirit; and that
all who are thus regenerated are kept by the powers of God, through faith unto salvation. We believe that the
Christian Sabbath, the Ministry of the Word, the Visible Church, and the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
are divinely appointed, and are binding on the followers of Christ until his coming. We believe that there is a day
appointed, in which God will raise the dead, and judge the world; that the wicked shall go “away into everlasting
punishment, and the righteous into life eternal.”  Do you solemnly profess to believe?
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