The Packanack Community Church recognizes the Holy Bible as the sufficient rule of fath and practice, and holds that living in accordance iwth the teachings of Jesus Christ is the true test of fellowship. Each member shall have the undisturbed right to follow the Word of God according to the dictates of one's own conscience, under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit.
The following statement of faith was adpoted as part of the church's original Constitution in 1947. It is not a test of one's faith but rather an expression of the spirit in which the church interprets the Word of God:
We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, goodness and love; and in Jesus Christ, his Son, our Lord and Savior, who for us and our salvation lived and died and rose again and lives forevermore; and in the Holy Spirit, which reveals to us the things of Christ, renewing, comforting and inspiring the souls of people.
The following Covenant was also adopted in 1947 as an expression of the common faith that holds us together:
We are united in striving to know the will of God as taught in the Holy Scriptures, and in our purpose to walk in the ways of the Lord as made known to us. We hold it to be the mission of the Church of Christ to proclaim the gospel to all mankind, exalting the worship of the one true God and laboring for the progress of knowledge, the promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of human brotherhood. Depending on the guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead us to truth, we work and pray for the transofrmation of the world into the Kingdom of God, and we look with faith for the triumph of righteousness and the life everlasting.
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