No book, but the Bible. No name, but His Name.
James Garfield, the country’s eighteenth president and part of the Restoration Movement, described our beliefs this way…
We call ourselves Christians. We believe in God the Father.
We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and our Savior.
We regard the divinity of Christ as the fundamental truth of the Christian system.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, both as to his agency in conversion and as indwelling in the heart of the Christian.
We accept both the Old Testament and the New Testament Scriptures as the inspired Word of God.
We believe in the future punishment of the wicked and the future reward of the righteous.
We believe that the Deity is a prayer hearing and prayer answering God.
We observe the institution of the Lord’s Supper on the Lord’s Day. To this table we neither invite nor bar; we say it is the Lord’s Supper for all the Lord’s children.
We plead for the union of God’s people on the Bible and the Bible alone.
The Christ is our only Creed.
We maintain that the ordinances should be observed as they were in the days of the Apostles.
We use the early church as our example and try to follow the pattern we see as written in the book of Acts.
We don’t believe we are the only Christians, but we do believe in being Christians only.