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                                     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

             merely.

   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

             reward.

   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

              saved.

   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

              commandments.

   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;

            Jas. 1:27).

     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.

            12:17-21).

     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;

            Matt. 7:1).

   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.

            12:16).

   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.

            7:12).

   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

            (Eph. 4:25).

   38.-   Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as unto the Lord, and not unto men

            (Col. 3:23).

   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.

            12:12).

   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;

            Col. 3:17).

   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;

             4:6).

   51.-   Obey rulers; submit to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake

            (Tit. 3:1).

   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.

             5:14).

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