DOCTRINES TO BE REJECTED
1.- That the Bible is only partly the work of inspiration– or if wholly so,
contains errors which inspiration has allowed.
2.- That God is three persons.
3.- That the Son of God was co-eternal with the Father.
4.- That Christ was born with a "free life".
5.- That Christ's nature was immaculate.
6.- That the Holy Spirit is a person distinct from the Father.
7.- That man has an immortal soul.
8.- That man consciously exists in death.
9.- That the wicked will suffer eternal torture in hell.
10.- That the righteous will ascend to the kingdoms beyond the skies
when they die.
11.- That the devil is a supernatural personal being.
12.- That the Kingdom of God is "the church".
13.- That the Gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ
14.- That Christ will not come till the close of the thousand years.
15.- That the tribunal of Christ, when he comes, is not for the judgment
of saints, but merely to divide among them different degrees of
16.- That the resurrection is confined to the faithful.
17.- That the dead rise in an immortal state.
18.- That the subject-nations of the thousand years are immortal.
19.- That the law of Moses is binding on believers of the Gospel.
20.- That the observance of Sunday is a matter of duty.
21.- That baby-sprinkling is a doctrine of Scripture.
22.- That "heathens", idiots, pagans, and very young children will be
23.- That man can be saved by morality or sincerity, without the Gospel.
24.- That the Gospel alone will save, without the obedience of Christ's
25.- That a man cannot believe without possessing the Spirit of God.
26.- That men are predestined to salvation unconditionally.
27.- That there is no sin in the flesh.
28.- That Joseph was the actual father of Jesus.
29.- That the earth will be destroyed.
30.- That baptism is not necessary to salvation.
31.- That a knowledge of the truth is not necessary to make baptism valid.
32.- That some meats are to be refused on the score of uncleanness.
33.- That the English are the ten tribes of Israel, whose prosperity is a
fulfilment of the promises made concerning Ephraim.
34.- That marriage with an unbeliever is lawful.
35.- That we are at liberty to serve in the army, or as police constables,
take part in politics, or recover debts by legal coercion.
THE COMMANDMENTS OF CHRIST
1.- Love your enemies; do good to them that hate you (Matt. 5:44).
2.- Resist not evil: if a man smite thee on one cheek, turn to him the
other also (Matt. 5:39-40).
3.- Avenge not yourselves; rather give place unto wrath; and suffer your-
selves to be defrauded (Rom. 12:18-19; 1 Cor. 6:7).
4.- If a man take away thy goods, ask them not again (Luke 6:29-30).
5.- Agree with your adversary quickly, submitting even to wrong for the
sake of peace (Matt. 5:25; 1 Cor. 6:7).
6.- Labour not to be rich; be ready to every good work, give to those who
ask: relieve the afflicted (1 Tim. 6:8; Rom. 12:13; Heb. 13:16;
7.- Do not your alms before men: let not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth (Matt. 6:1-4).
8.- Recompense to no man evil for evil: overcome evil with good (Rom.
9.- Bless them that curse you; let no cursing come out of your mouth
(Matt. 5:44; Rom. 12:14).
10.- Render not evil for evil, or railing for railing, but contrariwise,
blessing (1 Pet. 3:9).
11.- Pray for them that despitefully use you and afflict you (Matt. 5:44).
12.- Grudge not; judge not; complain not; condemn not (Jas. 5:9;
13.- Put away anger, wrath, bitterness, and all evil speaking (Eph. 4:31;
1 Pet. 2:1).
14.- Confess your faults one to another (Jas. 5:16).
15.- Be not conformed to this world: love not the world (Rom. 12:2;
1 John 2:15).
16.- Deny all ungodliness and worldly lusts. If thy right hand offend thee,
cut it off (Tit. 2:12; Matt. 5:30).
17.- Servants, be faithful, even to bad masters (Eph. 6:5-8).
18.- Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate (Rom.
19.- Owe no man anything (Rom. 13:7-8).
20.- In case of sin (known or heard of) speak not of it to others, but tell
the offending brother of the matter between thee and him alone,
with a view to recovery (Matt. 18:15; Gal. 6:1).
21.- Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart (Matt. 22:37).
22.- Pray always; pray with brevity and simplicity; pray secretly (Luke
18:1; Matt. 6:7).
23.- In everything give thanks to God and recognize Him in all your ways
(Eph. 5:20; Prov. 3:6).
24.- As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also so to them (Matt.
25.- Take Christ for an example and follow in his steps (1 Pet. 2:21).
26.- Let Christ dwell in your heart by faith (Eph. 3: 17).
27.- Esteem Christ more highly than all earthly things: yea, than your
own life (Luke 14:26).
28.- Confess Christ freely before men (Luke 12:8).
29.- Beware lest the care of life or the allurements of pleasure weaken
his hold on your heart (Luke 21: 34-36; Matt. 24:44).
30.- Love thy neighbour as thyself (Matt. 22:39).
31.- Exercise lordship over no one (Matt. 23:10-12).
32.- Seek not your own welfare only, nor bear your own burdens merely,
but have regard to those of others (Phil. 2:4; Gal. 6:2).
33.- Let your light shine before men: hold forth the word of life. Do good
to all men as ye have opportunity (Matt. 5:16; Phil. 2:16; Gal. 6:10).
34.- Be blameless and harmless, as the sons of God in the midst of a
crooked and perverse generation (Phil. 2:15).
35.- Be gentle, meek, kind-hearted, compassionate, merciful, forgiving
(2 Tim. 2:24; Tit. 2:2; Eph. 4:32).
36.- Be sober, grave, sincere, temperate (Phil. 4:5; 1 Pet. 1:13; 5:8).
37.- Speak the truth every man with his neighbour: put away all lying
38.- Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as unto the Lord, and not unto men
39.- Be watchful, vigilant, brave, joyful, courteous and manly (1 Cor.
16:13; Phil. 4:4; 1 Thess. 5:6-10).
40.- Be clothed with humility: be patient toward all (Col. 3:12; Rom.
41.- Follow peace with all men (Heb. 12:14).
42.- Sympathize in the joys and sorrows of others (Rom. 12:15).
43.- Follow after whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of
good report, virtuous and praiseful (Phil. 4:8).
44.- Refrain utterly from adultery, fornication, uncleanness, drunken-
ness, covetousness, wrath, strife, sedition, hatred, emulation, boast-
ing, vain-glory, envy, jesting, and foolish talking (Eph. 5:3-4).
45.- Whatever you do, consider the effect of your action on the honour of
God's name among men. Do all to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31;
46.- Reckon yourselves dead to all manner of sin. Henceforth live not to
yourselves, but to him who died for you, and rose again (Rom. 6:11;
2 Cor. 5:15).
47.- Be zealous of good works, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
wearying not in well-doing (Tit. 2:14; Gal. 6:9).
48.- Speak evil of no man (Tit. 3:2).
49.- Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).
50.- Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt (Col. 3:8;
51.- Obey rulers; submit to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake
52.- Be holy in all manner of conversation (1 Pet. 1:15-16).
53.- Give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully (1 Tim.