Ilagan Baptist Church     

  

 

 

Our Church Covenant

 

Having  been  led,  as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to

receive  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ  as  our  Saviour  and on

profession of our faith in Him, having been baptized in the

Name  of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,

we  do now  in  the  presence  of  God, the angels and this

assembly,  most  joyfully,  enter  into  covenant  with one

another, as one body in Christ.

 

We engage,  therefore,  by  the  aid of the Holy Spirit, to

walk  together  in  Christian  love;   to  strive  for  the

advancement  of  this  Church,  in knowledge, holiness, and

comfort;  to  promote  its  prosperity and spirituality, to

sustain  its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines,

to  give it a  sacred  pre-eminence over all institutions of

human origin; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the

support  of  the  ministry, the expenses of the Church, the

relief of the poor,  and  spread  of the Gospel through all

nations.

 

We also engage  to maintain family and secret devotions, to

religiously educate our children, to seek the  salvation of

our kindred and acquaintances, to walk circumspectly in the

world;  to  be  just  in  our  dealings,  faithful  in  our

engagements,  and exemplary in our deportment, to avoid all

tattling, backbiting and excessive anger,  to  abstain from

the sale and use of intoxicating drinks  as a  beverage and

to be zealous in our efforts to advance the  kingdom of our

Saviour.

 

We  further  engage  to watch over one another in brotherly

love, to remember  each  other in prayer, to aid each other

in sickness and distress,  to cultivate  Christian sympathy

in feeling  and  courtesy  of  speech,  to  be slow to take

offense but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of

the rule of our Saviour 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

where we can carry out the spirit of this  Covenant and the

principles of God's Word.

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