Does your church have a 'statement of faith'?
You probably have a copy of our statement of faith in your home; it is usually titled "The Holy Bible." No, I am not joking with you. Christians are made Christians by following the teachings of Christ. All denominations must add something to it, such as a statement of faith or creed, to create their particular brand of Christianity. Since Paul stated, "Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment" (I Corinthians 1:10), we reject all methods of dividing the church of Christ, including the use of statements of faith. After all statements of faith are man-made documents. Why add a man-made document when we have the original inspired words of God?