Free Will Baptist Church Covenant
Having given ourselves to God by faith in Christ, and adopted the Word of God as our rule of faith and practice, we now give ourselves to one another be the Will of God in this solemn Covenant. We promise, by His Grace, to love and obey Him in all things, to avoid all appearance of evil, to abstain from all sinful amusements and unholy conformities to the world, from all sale and sanction of intoxicating beverages, and to “provide all things honest in the sign of all men.”
We agree to faithfully discharge our obligation in reference to the study of the Scriptures, family devotions, sector prayer, social worship; and by self-denial, faith and good works, endeavor to “grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together for church and conferences, public worship and all the observances of the ordinances of the Gospel; nor fail to pay according to our ability for the support of the church, of its poor and all its benevolent work. We agree to accept Christian admonition and reproof with meekness, and to watch over one another in love, endeavoring to “keep the unity of the Spirit” in the bond of peace. To be careful of one another’s happiness and reputation, and seek to strengthen the weak, encourage the afflicted, admonish the erring, and as far as we are able, promote the success of the church and the Gospel. We will everywhere hold Christian principle sacred and Christian obligations and enterprises supreme, counting it our chief business in life to extend the influence of Christ in society, constantly praying and toiling that the Kingdom of God may come, and His Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. To this end we agree to labor for the promotion of educational and denominational enterprises, support of missions, the success of Sunday schools, and evangelistic efforts for the salvation of the world. And may the God of peace sanctify us wholly and preserve us blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.