Doctrinal Statement

Constitutional Declaration of Fundamentals

of the Dalkena Community Church

Newport, Washington

Established 1951

 

WHEREAS, it is the wish of those who place their names upon the Dalkena Community Church roster to so fellowship themselves together as a church assembly, and at the same time not to lose their membership in the church of their choice located at some distant point, we make the following declaration as to the church doctrine to be preached among us.

I

Believing the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, it is infallible and superior to conscience or any private or personal feeling, manifestation, revelation, or leading. The Bible shall be our infallible guide in all matters of faith and conduct.

* II Timothy 3:16–17 * II Peter 1:20–21 * I Corinthians 2:13 *

II

We believe in the Trinity of the God-Head: God, the Father; Jesus, the Son; the Holy Spirit.

* Genesis 1:25 * Matthew 28:19 * Deuteronomy 6:4–5 * II Corinthians 13:14 * I John 5:7 *

III

We believe in salvation for man, whereby he is saved from his sins, and becomes a new creation, by true repentance, confession to God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ; that God's spirit bears witness with our spirit that we have been accepted by the Father as children of the living God.

* John 1:12 * John chapter 3 * Romans 10:9–13 * Romans 8:16–17 * II Corinthians 5:17 *

* I John 1:4 * Ephesians 2:8–9 * Acts 16:31–32 * I John 5:11–13 *

IV

We believe that each repentant, believing person not already baptized, should be baptized in or with water as soon as practical.

* Matthew 28:19 * Acts 3:38 * Acts 16:33 * Mark 16:15–18 *

V

We believe that each Christian should regularly partake of the Lord's Supper, and that each should honestly examine himself to be sure he is in the faith.

* Matthew 26:26–30 * Luke 22:19–20 * I Corinthians 11:23–28 *

VI

We believe that each Christian should attend all services possible and should do his/her best to keep a spirit of harmony among the Christian people by careful talking; and that each should do their best to support the Church by their prayers, efforts and finances.

BELIEVING the above Declaration of Fundamentals and accepting the By-Laws as adopted at the first annual meeting, and as amended from time to time, ascribe our names to the roster as follows.

(Names of original Charter Members were listed here)