Sunday, April 26, 2015

Vows: Church Membership

Vows for Admission of persons to Sealing Ordinances:
1.    Do you acknowledge yourselves to be sinners in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope save in His sovereign mercy?
2.    Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and rest upon Him alone for salvation as He is offered in the Gospel?
3.    Do you now resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will endeavor to live as becomes the followers of Christ?
4.    Do you promise to support the Church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?
5.    Do you submit yourselves to the government and discipline of the Church, and promise to study its purity and peace?

On xx September 1979, I answered these questions affirmatively when I joined Chalcedon Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA.   I believe it was a transfer of church membership from St James Anglican Church, Atlanta, GA, where I was confirmed on 8 March 1970 (age 11y11m).


  1. I still remember how nervous I was to stand up in front of the whole church and take these vows. I think I was 13? Don't remember the month though. These are important statements to consider and reaffirm each week at Communion, thank you for posting. :)

    1. I praise the LORD that He makes me remember my vows ~