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General Association Articles of Faith (1949)

We believe that the Inspired Scriptures are the Old and New Testaments, the infallible word of God, and the only safe rule of faith and practice.

We believe that there is but one living and true God, and in the Godhead or Divine Essence, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that we are fallen and depraved creatures, and cannot extricate ourselves from our fallen situation by any ability we possess by nature.

We believe that Salvation, Regeneration, Sanctification, Justification, and Redemption are by the Life, Death, Resurrection, Ascension, and Intercession of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We believe that God has adequately provided for mans eternal salvation, but that the free moral agency of man is unimpaired by these provisions of grace, so that it is possible for the child of God to turn away and be finally lost.

We believe that the joys of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked shall be eternal.

We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances of Jesus Christ appointed in the church, and that none but true believers are proper subjects, and the only proper mode of baptism is immersion. (A large number of our associations include feetwashing in this article).

We believe in the sanctity of the first day of the week, or Lord's Day, and that it ought to be observed in public or private worship of God, and that on it we should abstain from our worldly concerns, except in cases of necessity or mercy.

We believe in the resurrection of the body, both of just and of the unjust, but every man in his own order -- those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of damnation; and that God hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ.

We believe that it is a duty to be tender and affectionate on to another, and to study the happiness of the people of God in general, and to be singly engaged to promote the honor and glory of God.

We believe that Jesus Christ tasted death for every man, and that none can partake of his divine benefits except by repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; infants and idiots excepted, they being included in the covenant of God's grace.

(A large number of our associations add two articles as follows):

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the door into the church and that baptism is a duty in answer to a good conscience.

We believe that the Lord's people are one in Him, therefore they should be one at His table.

Italics indicates changes from the General Association Articles of 1870

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