1 I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
No subsequent General Convention shall have authority to change the Basis of Union, until the proposed .change has been submitted to each local church, and the majority voting favorable to the change. Christian parents and guardians shall have liberty of conscience in the baptism of their children.
Make this house, 0 Lord, Thy dwelling-place through the Holy Spirit. The house is Thine; we are Thine; and the kingdom, and the glory and the power are Thine; bless us and this house, and use us for Thy glory, for Jesus' sake. (Date.) This is to certify that the bearer hearof, __________, has been duly licensed to preach, according to the Word of 29 God and the Constitution and General Rules of The Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Amen." Services may then be concluded with the doxology and the benediction, or in any other way, at the discretion of the minister. This is to certify that the bearer, _________ has been duly licensed as a Mission Worker of The Pentecostal Holiness Church, and is hereby affectionately commended to the fellowship of all Christians with whom __________ may be called to labor in the service of the Lord.
); and to do all we do to the glory of God and in the name of Jesus Christ (Col. 10: 31);-to wear no outward adorning, such as jewelry, gold, feathers, flowers, costly apparel or ornamentation of any kind (1 Tim. If he shall not be satisfied with the decision of the Board, or if a number of the members of the said church equal to the number of the Official Board that renders the decision shall be dissatisfied with the decision of the Board, they shall have the right to appeal to the whole church. Here let the candidates for baptism be invited to stand before the congregation, the minister addressing them as follows: "Dearly Beloved: This act of yours, coming seeking baptism in the name of the Lord, is a public testimony of your professed subjection to Christ and the grace vouchsafed to you in the pardon and cleansing of your soul from sin. Therefore we solemnly dedicate it to His service for the reading and the preaching of His blessed Word; for the administration of His ordinances, and for all other acts of religious worship.
2: 9; 1 Peter 3: 3); and a practical observance of all these Scriptural requirements, and a complete separation from anything which does not tend to deepen our own spirituality and promote the glory of God, is hereby required of all our members. All our members shall be required to observe the Lord's day according to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the holy apostles, and to abstain from doing their own pleasure thereon (Ex. In case said member shall be dissatisfied with the decision of the whole church, he may have the right of appeal to the Annual Convention, a majority vote of which shall be final. In case a member belonging to one local church and living in another community shall be charged with 16 immoral conduct or erroneous teaching, the Official Board of the local church in the community where he is living shall have authority to investigate said charges and report to the Official Board of the church to which he belongs. The church adopting this discipline shall not engage in festivals, ice cream suppers, oyster stews, fairs, bazars, or in any other business in the name of the church for the purpose of its financial support, but each member shall give directly of his means for the support of the cause as God has prospered him. But that you may further declare your determination to walk in the commandments of the lord and in the faith of Christ, you shall, in the presence of God and of this congregation, give answer to the following questions: - . And now, that He may accept this house as the work of our hands and add His approval and blessings to the same, let us devoutly pray." 27 Then, all kneeling, the minister shall offer the following prayer or any other, at his discretion: " 0 Lord, our Heavenly Father, with grateful hearts we bow in Thy presence at this hour, to thank Thee for all, Thy goodness to us; especially that Thou didst put into the hearts of these, Thy people, to build this place for Thy worship; and that Thou didst give them the means with which to complete it; and that Thou didst incline the hearts of the people who were not even Christians to contribute to this blessed work. For all this we thank Thee, and pray Thy richest blessings upon all who helped in this way, with money, or labor, or even good will, in erecting this house.