Berean Baptist Church
4800 SW 20 St - Ocala FL 34474 - (352) 237-5611
Dr Mike Patton, Senior Pastor
...they (the Bereans) received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily,
whether those things were so. (Acts 17:11b)
KJV 1611 - INDEPENDENT - FUNDAMENTAL
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus as our Savior, and on profession of our faith, having been baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We also engage, to maintain family and private devotion; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, back-biting and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage, to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage, that when we remove from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this Covenant, and the principles of God’s Word.
"Walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God." (Ephesians 5:2)