We are a small group connected to a larger “brotherhood” of churches across the United States, as well as East Africa.
We are committed to preaching salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible is accepted as the inerrant and authoritative word of God. The Dunkard Brethren believe that Christ will enable those who believe, to live simple, Christ-like lives, separated from the world and that they will seek to obey all the commands of Christ. The Good News of the Gospel is to be preached to the entire world. Besides sharing Christ in our known community, we support missionary labors in Africa, Haiti and among the Navajo Indians in New Mexico. As we live and labor for Christ, we look for the Blessed Hope of the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Dunkard Brethren Beliefs
Be it known unto all men: that there is a people who, as little children (Luke 18:17) accept the Word of the New Testament as a message from Heaven (Heb 1:1-2) and teach it in full (2 Tim 4:1, Matt 28:20).
They baptize believers by trine immersion (Matt 28:19) with a forward action (Rom 6:5) for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38); and lay hands on those baptized, asking upon them the gift of God’s Spirit (Acts 19:5-6).
They follow the command and example of washing one another’s feet (John 13:14-17). They take the Lord’s supper at night, at one and the same time, tarrying one for another. (John 13:30, 1 Cor 11:33-34)
They take the communion at night, after supper, as did the Lord. (Luke 22:19-20)
They greet one another with a holy kiss (Acts 20:37, Rom 16:16, 1Peter 5:14)
They anoint and lay hands on the sick (James 5:14-15, Mark 6:13
They teach all the doctrines of Christ: Peace (Heb 12:14); Love (1 Cor 13:1); Unity (Eph 4); both Faith and Works (James 2:17-20). Sisters cover, and brothers uncover their heads in worship (1 Cor 11:3-10).
They labor for non-conformity to the world in its vain and wicked customs (Rom 12:2, 1 Tim 2:9-10, 1 Pet 3:3-5)
They refrain from going to law (1 Cor 6:1-8)
Musical instruments are not used in worship (Eph 5:19, Col 3:16, Amos 6:5)
They advocate non-swearing (Matt 5:34-37), anti-secretism (2 Cor 6:14-17, Matt 24:26), opposition to war (John 18:36), and doing good to all men (Matt 5:44-46).
Dear reader, for the above, we contend earnestly, and you are entreated to hear and accept it as the word and the “faith once delivered to the saints”. (Jude 1:3)
Approved by the Tract Examining Committee. Distributed by the General Mission Board of the Dunkard Brethren Church