Rocky Mount Church

Statement Of Faith

I. We believe in one true and living God: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and that these three are one. John 1:1; 1John 5:7; John 14:16~26, 15:26; 1Peter1:2; Jude 1

II. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written word of God and our only rule of faith and practice. 2Peter 1:21, 3:16; 2Timothy 3:16

III. We believe in the fall of man and that he is incapable of recovering himself from his fallen state. Romans 5:12,18-19; 1Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:1-3; Colossians 2:13; Romans 3:10~18

IV. We believe in the doctrine of election by grace. Ephesians 1:4; Romans 9:11; 1Peter 1:2; John 6:37, 17:2; Romans 8:29

V. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. 1Corinthians 1:30; Romans 5:9; 2Corinthians 5:21

VI. We believe that God’s elect, a great multitude of people, shall be called and regenerated by the Holy Spirit. 2Timothy 1:9; Galatians 4:6; John 5:25, 6:63; Revelation 7:9

VII. We believe that the elect are preserved in grace and shall never fall eternally. John 10:27-28; 6:37-40; Jude 1; Hebrews 10:10,14; Romans 8:38-39

VIII. We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of Jesus Christ, that repentant believers are the only proper subjects of baptism, and that immersion is the only Scriptural mode. Mark 1:9; Romans 6:4; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:36-39; Matthew 26:26-27

IX. We believe that only duly ordained ministers have the right to administer the ordinances of Jesus Christ. We believe that only baptized members of the church have the right to commune at the Lord’s Table, and that the saints should wash each other’s feet. Mark 3:14; 1Timothy 4:14; Luke 22:14; John 13:5

X. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and a general judgment. We believe the punishment of the wicked is everlasting and the joy of the righteous is eternal. John 5:28-29; Matthew 25:46


The Church

Concerning the Local Assembly of the Saints:

We believe that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, the local assembly, is composed of baptized believers and, as a local assembly, should meet together for worship every Lord’s Day to sing together, to pray together, and to hear the proclamation of the Gospel. We believe the local assembly of the saints should meet, as often as they feel led, to Commune at the Lord’s Table, to wash the saints’ feet, and to study the Scriptures. We believe that the purpose of the Church is to glorify God and to magnify Christ; and within the Church, we are able to enjoy fellowship with the saints while encouraging one another to godly living as taught in the Scriptures.

We believe it is the responsibility of the ministry to instruct the saints from God’s word and to teach the whole counsel of God. We believe each member of the Church should, by precept and example, through word and deed, uphold the testimony of Christ. We believe it is the duty of the members of the Church to give of their material substance regularly for the support of the ministry, for the needs of the poor, and for the necessary obligations of the Church.

We believe the Church has the responsibility to maintain fellowship among her members and with sister Churches of the same faith and order. We believe the Church has the responsibility to exercise Scriptural discipline, in accordance with the commands of the Gospel, if one of her members conducts himself or herself in such a way that is not in harmony with the teachings of God’s word, thus, becoming a reproach to Christ and to His Church.

We believe the Church is accountable solely to her Head, the Lord Jesus Christ, and that no other institution has been given ecclesiastical authority; neither can her members maintain fellowship in any man-made institution that claims such authority.

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