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MOUNT VERNON CHURCH OF CHRIST STATEMENT OF FAITH

 1.      We believe that the 66 books of the Bible are inspired of God and is infallible, and when correctly translated they remain infallible. 2 Timothy 3: 16, 2 Peter 1:21, Revelation 22: 18-19

 2.      We believe that there is only one God, and He exist as three persons, (Father, Son and Holy Spirit.)  Matthew 28:19, Isaiah 45:21, John 14:26

 3.      We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. John 3:16, Matthew 3:17

 4.      We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. Romans 5: 6-8, 1 Peter 2: 21-24, Ephesians 1:7

 5.      We believe that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, and lives at the right hand of God. Romans 1:4, Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24. And is the head of the Church.   Ephesians 1:22, Colossians 1:18

 6.      We believe that a person must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, (Acts 8:37), must repent, (Acts 17:30), confess that Jesus Christ is the son of God, (Romans 10:9), and be baptized (immersed) for the remission of their sins, (Acts 2:38) to become a child of God.

 7.      We believe that the Lord's Supper is an essential part of the worship service on the first day of each week, and is commemoration of the Lord's death until He comes. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Matthew 26:26-29, Acts 20:7

 8.      We believe that unrepentant sin is an abomination to God and the Church. 1 Corinthians 6:9-12, God specifically prohibits homosexual behavior in Leviticus 20:13, Genesis 19:4-5, & 12-13, also in Romans 1:26-27

 9.      We believe that marriage is to be a sacred bond between persons of opposite gender.  Genesis 1:27-28, 2:22-24, Matthew 19:4-6

 10.  We believe that women are an important part of the Church, but are not to usurp the authority of man, 1 Timothy 2:8-15, 1 Corinthians 14:34

 11.   We believe that the Church is a self-governing body, free from interference by political authority. Therefore, the Church and State must be kept separate, having different functions. Acts 4:19-20, 5:29