THE LONDON CONFESSION OF FAITH                                                                  THE BLACK ROCK ADDRESS 1832



Forasmuch as Almighty God by His grace has been pleased to call us (whose names are underneath subscribed) out of darkness into His marvelous light, and all of us have been regularly baptized upon a profession of our faith in Christ Jesus and have given up ourselves to the Lord and to one another in a gospel church way to be governed and guided by a proper discipline agreeable to the word of God; We do therefore in the name of our Lord Jesus and by His assistance covenant and agree to keep up the discipline of the church we are members of in the most brotherly affection towards each other while we endeavor particularly to observe the following rules:

 In brotherly love to pray for each other, to watch over one another and if need be in the most tender and affectionate manner to reprove one another; that is, if we discover anything amiss in a brother, to go and tell him his fault according to the direction given by our Lord in the eighteenth chapter of Matthew, vs. 15-17, and not to be whispering and backbiting. We also agree with God's assistance to pray in our families, attend our church meetings, observe the Lord's Day, as God shall give health and shall providentially enable. And not absent ourselves from the communion of the Lord's Supper, as God shall give health and providentially enable. And be ready to communicate to the defraying of the church's expenses and for the support of the ministry as God hath prospered us.

 Whereas various interpretations of the Sacred Word have been given by different assemblies of professed Christians, we hereby receive and adopt the 1646 London Baptist Confession of Faith and the principles outlined in the Black Rock address of 1832 as expressing our conviction of the Word of God and do covenant to hold fast to the Faith expressed in these Articles of our Faith.

 These things we do covenant and agree to observe and keep sacred in the name of and by the assistance of God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.