Articles of Faith
||We believe in only one true and living God and the trinity
of persons in the Godhead - Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost -
and yet not three but one God.
Gen. 1:26, 3:22, Deut. 6:4, Mal.
2:10, I Cor. 8:6, I John 5:7.
||We believe that the scriptures
of the Old and New Testaments are the words of God and the only
rule of faith and practice and prefer the translation made under
the authority of King James to any now existent.
II Tim. 3:16,
II Pet. 1:20-21, II Pet. 3:1-2.
||We believe that the whole of the
human family were created in Adam, their seminal head, and that
all, alike, fell in him by his transgression of the law and all
are partakers of his sinful nature.
Acts 17:26, Rom. 5:12,
18,19, I Cor. 15:21-22.
||We believe in a covenant of
redemption by the Holy Trinity and that a definite number of the
fallen sons and daughters of Adam were chosen in Christ before
the world began. And that they should be holy and without blame
before Him in love.
II Sam. 23:5, Heb. 13:20, Eph. 1:4, John
||We believe that all the chosen
in Christ shall be called, regenerated, and sanctified by the
Holy Spirit and that they will all be justified in the sight of
God by the righteousness of Christ imputed to them and will be
preserved through grace and never finally fall away.
6:44-45, Rom. 3:24-26 & 8:28, II Thes. 2:13, John 10:27-28, Titus
||We believe that evangelical
faith is the gift of God, and good works are the fruits of faith
and justify us in the sight of men and angels as evidences of
our gracious state.
Rom. 8:7-9, Eph. 2:8-10, Gal. 5:22-25, Heb.
||We believe that all the
spiritual blessings that are essential for the consummation of
the eternal salvation of the elect were given in Christ before
the world began and in time are bestowed upon them by virtue of
his atonement for them.
Eph. 1:3-4, II Tim. 1:7, Rom. 5:11.
||We believe baptism and the
Lordís supper are ordinances of Jesus Christ and that true
believers are the only subjects of baptism and that true
immersion is the only apostolic mode.
Mat 28:19-20, I Cor.
11:23-26, Acts 8:12, 36-39, Rom. 6:4.
||We believe that washing the
saintís feet is a duty enjoined by Jesus Christ and should be
done in the church capacity.
John 13:5, 14, I Tim. 5:10, Mat.
||We believe that no minister has
the right to administer the ordinances of the gospel but one who
is regularly baptized, called of God, and has come under the
imposition of the hands of the presbytery.
Acts 13:2-3, Heb.
5:4, I Tim 4:14.
||We believe that none but
regularly baptized believers have a right to commune at the
Luke 22:29-30, Mat. 26: 26-29, I Cor. 11:23-24.
||We believe in a resurrection of
the just and the unjust and that the vile bodies of the saints
shall be fashioned like the glorious body of Christ and that the
felicity of the saints and the punishment of the wicked will be
Isa. 66:22-24, Mat. 25:31-46, I Thes.
4:13-17, Rom. 8:11, Phil. 3:21.
||For as much as Almighty God has
called us, whose names are here unto subscribed by his grace and
out of darkness into marvelous light, into the love of His dear
Son, and into the love of His dear people, we, therefore, the
members of Crosbyton Primitive Baptist Church of Christ do
solemnly and humbly covenant to give ourselves to God and each
other in a Gospel way, first to attend upon the public worship
of God and to meet statedly for our conference business.
||We agree to hold conference
meeting quarterly or as needed.
||To maintain by divine assistance
the order and description of the Church of Christ as set forth
in the Holy Scriptures.
||To maintain by a godly practice
the sacred ordinances, examples, and principles of the Gospel of
Christ whereunto we trust he has called us.
||We hold Christian baptism and
the Lordís supper to be sacred ordinances of the Gospel to be
kept as divine symbols and practiced by His people in the
visible churchís capacity in His militant kingdom.
||We hold washing the saints feet
to be a lovely example enjoined by the great head of the church
to be kept and practiced by His living, believing people in the
church capacity, teaching us the lesson of humility, brotherly
love, and equality.
||We covenant to be and live
separately from the fascinating, deceitful, popular rising
spirit of the religious worlds as our Lord has commanded us to
devote ourselves in the simplicity and sincerity as in the
Gospel of Christ in our religion, faith, and practice as
commanded by our dear Redeemer in His inspired word and to not
forsake the assembling of ourselves together.
||And we further covenant with
each other not to join or visit any secret benevolent religious
order or fraternal institution of this world for what so ever
benevolent aims it may claim or object it may have in mutual
covenant in the light of Godís word.
||We agree to see after and
minister to the poor and afflicted of Godís people and give to
our pastor necessities brought about by services and to bear
equal part in church conference and to have this covenant and
articles of faith read quarterly.
Rules of Decorum
||Conference shall be opened and
closed by prayer or song.
||The moderator and clerk shall be
chosen by a unanimous vote of members present.
||The moderator shall endeavor to
preserve order, and shall be allowed the same liberty to speak
as other members.
||The moderator shall take the
vote on all questions and announce the decision, and in case of
a tie shall give the casting vote, but in no other case shall he
be allowed to vote.
||Only one member shall speak at a
time, who shall arise from his seat, and address the moderator
when he is about to speak.
||The person thus speaking shall
not be interrupted except by the moderator.
||He shall strictly adhere to the
subject and in no wise reflect on the member who spoke before
him, so as to make remarks on slips, failings, or imperfections,
but fairly state the case and matter as nearly as he can so as
to convey his light or idea.
||No member shall speak more than
three times on the same subject without permission first be
||Every motion made and seconded
shall come under the consideration of the church except it be
withdrawn by the member who made it.
||No member shall take the liberty
of laughing or whispering in the time of conference, nor absent
himself without explanation.