Matt. 5:5; 7:26; 8:12; 25:20; Luke 22:29-30; John 10:28; Rom. 2:7; I Cor. 15; 15:51-55;
II Cor. 5:1-4; Gal. 1:8; 5:21; I Thess. 2:12; II Thess. 1:8; II Tim. 2:12; Heb. 10:26-28;
James 1:12; II Peter 1:11; 2:12; Rev. 3:21; 5:9-10; 21:8).
XXVI.- That the kingdom of God, thus constituted, will continue a thousand years, during
which sin and death will continue among the earth's subject-inhabitants, though in a much milder
degree than now. (Isa. 65: 20; Ezek. 44:22, 25; I Cor. 15:24,29; Rev. 20:7-9).
XXVIII.- That the mission of the kingdom will be to subdue all enemies, and finally death
itself, by opening up the way of life to the nations, which they will enter by faith, during the
thousand years, and (in reality) at their close. (Isa. 25:6-8; I Cor. 15:24-26;
Rev. 20:12-15; 21:4).
XXIX.- That at the close of the thousand years, there will be a general resurrection and
judgment, resulting in the final extinction of the wicked, and the immortalization of those who
shall have established their title (under the grace of God) to eternal life during the thousand
years. (I Cor. 15:24; Rev. 20:11-15).
XXX.- That the government (in its mediatorial aspect) will then be delivered up by Jesus
to the Father, who will manifest Himself as the "All-in-all;" sin and death having been taken
out of the way, and the obedient of the race completely restored to the friendship of the Deity.
(I Cor. 15:28).
XXXI.- That the Scriptures, composing the book currently known as the Bible, are the only
source now extant of knowledge concerning God and His purposes, and that they were given
wholly by the unerring inspiration of God in the writers, and that such errors as have since crept
in are due to transcription or translation. (Neh. 9:30; John 10:35; I Cor. 2:13; 14:37;
II Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:1; II Peters 1:22).
Doctrines to be Rejected
That the Bible is only partly the work of inspiration- or if wholly so, contatins
errors which inspiration allowed.
That God is three persons. (This being the Doctrine of the Trinity)
That the Son of God was co-equal with the Father
That Christ was born with a "free life" (i.e., not being born under the same
condemnation to death as the entire human race)
That Christ's nature was immaculate.
That the Holy Spirit is a person distinct from the Father.
That man has an immortal soul.
That man consciously exists in death.
That the wicked will suffer eternal torture in hell.
That the righteous will ascend to kingdoms beyond the skies when they die.
That the devil is a supernatural personal being.
That the kingdom of God is "the church".
That the Gospel is confined to the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.
That Christ will not come till the close of the thousand years.
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.
That the resurrection is confined to the faithful.
That the dead rise in an immortal state.
That the subject-nations of the thousand years are immortal.
That the law of Moses is binding on believers of the Gospel.
That the observance of Sunday as a Sabbath is a matter of duty.
That baby sprinkling is a doctrine of Scripture.
That "heathens," idiots, pagans, and very young children will be saved.
That man can be saved by morality or sincerity, without the Gospel.
That the Gospel alone will save, without baptism and the continued obedience
of Christ's commandments.
That man cannot believe without possessing the Holy Spirit.
That men are predestined to salvation unconditionally.
That there is no sin in the flesh.
That Joseph was the actual father of Jesus.
That the earth will be burned up.
That baptism is not necessary to salvation.
That a knowledge of the truth is not necessary to make baptism valid.
That some meats are to be refused on the score of uncleanness.
That the English are the ten tribes of Israel, whose prosperity is a fulfillment of
the promises made concerning Ephraim.
That marriage with an unbeliever is lawful.
That we are at liberty to serve in the army, take part in politics, or recover debts
by legal coercion.
That the book of Revelation refers practically entirely to events which are to occur
after Christ returns (futurist theory).
That te book of Revelation refers primarily to events that occurred in 70 A.D.
That any theory that radically departs from the "continuous historical intepretation"
as generally elaborated by John Thomas in Eureka is to be received.
(This does not require unqualified acceptance of the interpretation of all events
and symbols-simply that the events "which must shortly come to pass" began
to transpire shortly after the Apocalypse was given to the Apostle John
in Patmos and that they have continued to unfold in the nearly 1900 years
since that divine revlation.)
Clarification[ The immersion in water into the name of Christ is an individual act of faith involving one's recognition and confession that he/she is, prior to valid baptism, "dead in trespasses and sins" and "by nature [one of] the children of wrath" (Eph. 2:1,3), "without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world" (Eph. 2:12). Baptism into Jesus Christ is a baptism "into his death" (Rom. 6:30) and acquires for the baptized person a title to mortal resurrection (Rom.6:5), a title not formerly possessed while "in Adam".
The condemnation to death acquired at birth by all of Adam's descendants in cancelled, removed or invalidated by the act of baptism, as are previous wicked works and the newly baptized person comes under the jurisdiction of "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" (Rom. 8:2), the previous birthright to death and jurisdiction of "the law of sin and death" being terminated (Rom. 8:1-2). If the newly baptized person ultimately receive death as the result of his unfaithfulness, it is predicated upon his relation to "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" and not from a relation to the federal class of "in Adam" or "the law of sin and death," that relationship having been removed. Validly baptized persons are no longer constitutionally "in Adam".]
Clarification: [The use of the term "responsible" means, as the 1877 Statement of Faith expresses it, "his servants," and is the intent of this Statement of Faith. Further, the Scriptures teach the resurrection of those "in Christ," which are comprised of the just and the and unjust (servants), or the whole household of God as the 1869 Statement of Faith puts it.]
"But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD." - Numbers 14:21