"In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely; and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness."
Statement of Beliefs
The United Church of The Lord Our Righteousness believes that all mankind is born in sin. It believes that salvation from this condition is obtainable solely through the grace of Christ - the gift of righteousness by faith alone to the repentant sinner.
It also believes that the eternal Son became flesh in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, who was born of the Virgin Mary by miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a sinless human life, perfectly fulfilling the divine law, and then offered Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of every person. He died on the cross, shedding His precious blood, in full substitution and atonement for the sins of all mankind. He was buried and on the third day He arose bodily from the dead, alive forevermore. He later ascended bodily into heaven where, at the right hand of the Father, He now continually intercedes for those who put their trust in Him.
These beliefs should be presented as truth today, and any person professing to hold these beliefs shall be accepted into our church fellowship if he or she so desires. This church shall have no other conditions of entry into fellowship.
Love God with all our heart, soul, and mind. (Mat. 22:37) We show our love:
By worshipping Him in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24), lifting up our voices to Him in praise (1Chron. 16:23-36; Heb. 13:15), calling upon His name in prayer (Ps. 145:18-19), by keeping His commandments (John 14:15).
To Love our neighbor as ourselves. (Mat. 22:38) We show our love:
By Fulfilling the Great Commission, providing authentic Christian voices as shining lights in a wilderness of religious confusion and discouragement, holding fast the Word of Life so that seekers may find a straight, well-lit path to the foot of the Cross and His throne of grace, proclaiming the Good News that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son to die for it so that no one must suffer the wrath to come, but all can call upon the name of Jesus and be saved (Mat, 28:19-20; Phil. 2:15-16; John 3:16; 1Thess. 1:10).
By upholding God's commandments, which serve as a schoolmaster to lead us to Jesus Christ but after we receive Jesus as our Savior, thy lead us into a present-day freedom from the bondage of sin (Gal. 3:22-26; Rom. 6:15-23).
By serving our community with food, drink, shelter, clothing, visiting the sick and the imprisoned and showing God's love for all the people not in word only but in loving acts of mercy and caring (Mat. 25: 34-40; 1John 3:18).
To Love one another. (John 15:12) We show our love:
By gathering around the cross in a community of shared lives, laying down our lives for one another (1John 3:16), serving one another (Gal. 5:13), praying for one another (James 5:16), confessing our faults to one another (James 5:16), exhorting to one another (Heb. 3:13), admonishing one another (Rom. 15:14), building up one another (1Thess. 5:11), comforting one another (2 Cor. 1:3-6), forbearing one another (Col. 3:13), bearing one another's burden (Gal. 6:2), forgiving one another (Eph 4:32), provoking one another to love and good deeds (Heb. 10:24), and offering one another a temporary haven of rest from the sins of the world.