What We Stand For

by James Garfield

We stand for...

  • We call ourselves Christians or Disciples of Christ.
  • We believe in God the Father.
  • We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and our Savior.  We regard the divinity of Christ as the fundamental truth of the Christian system.
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, both as to His agency in conversion and as indwelling in the heart of the Christian.
  • We accept both the Old and the New Testament Scriptures as the inspired Word of God.
  • We believe in the future punishment of the wicked and the future reward of the righteous.
  • We believe that the Deity is a prayer-hearing and a prayer-answering God.
  • We observe the institution of the Lord’s Supper on the Lord’s Day.  To this table, we neither invite nor debar; we say it is the Lord’s Supper for all of the Lord’s children.
  • We plead for the union of God’s people on the Bible and the Bible alone.
  • Christ is our only creed.
  • We maintain that all the ordinances should be observed as they were in the days of the apostles.