Hi! First off, thanks for visiting my webpage!
Second, I am a part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) here in America. If you are like me, you might be curious as to what we believe?
Well, here ya go:
- We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, & Spirit. We confess God ruled Israel during Old Testament times as the Father, that Jesus came to Earth as God incarnate, and that God interacts with us today through His Spirit.
- We believe that baptism saves you and forgives you of your sins, but we prefer that it should be given at a more appropriate age where you can choose salvation for yourself. We call this at the age “of accountability,” where you can choose and know right from wrong. For us, that means ages eight or ten and older. We also believe that baptism should be in immersion, but we DO honor those who had been baptized as babies/by pouring or sprinkling, and do acknowledge that that was their day of salvation. We believe all our sins are forgiven at baptism, and that we are saved by grace.
- We celebrate communion every Sunday, usually either by intinction or passing of bread and cups. Intinction is standing in line to dip the bread into the grape juice (if you didn’t know!). We believe the bread and wine to be symbolic of Jesus’ body, and that we do this in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice and new covenant, but also as an act of proclaiming his coming again. We also believe he is present with us, not in the bread or wine, but through the Spirit as our Host. Therefore, we commune with Him every Sunday.
- And lastly, we believe in the FREEDOM OF BELIEF. This means, that while we proclaim these beliefs above in Unity, we also allow for differentiation of belief in things that don’t matter, such as whether one can lose salvation if letting go of faith, if one cannot, and all things in between. Some of us are more Calvinist, others Arminian, others more Lutheran. We also allow different views of the Second Coming of Jesus, and literally anything else! We proclaim the old saying: “In necessary things unity; in uncertain things liberty; in all things charity.” We believe all of us are allowed to read our own Bibles and think for ourselves.
Thanks for visiting!