THE WARRiors Creed

                                                                                                            Article I: 

To always keep and abide by the greatest Commandments, as stated by our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 10:27); Letting every thing to be done with charity (1 Corinthians 13:13, 16:14), Which includes: Loving one another of the brethren (Romans 13:8), putting on kindness, meekness, long suffering, forbearing and forgiving one another (Colossians 3:12-14); With the continuation of setting our affection on things above through the walk of our faith (Colossians 3:2; 2 Corinthians 5:7); And in everything, to be Holy as Christ is Holy, and that it remain so through all manner of conversation and works, perfecting our holiness through the fear of God (2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 1:15-16); And in like manner, to walk in the light, as Christ is the light, by the which having fellowship with one another, and the sanctification of all sin through the blood of Jesus Christ (1 John 1:7). 

                                                                                                            Article II: 

To make disciples of all men, out of every nation, tongue, and kindred that seeks in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19); Teaching those that desire to live of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that it may dwell within them richly with all wisdom, not in glory of ourselves, but in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 9:14,16; Colossians 3:16); Guiding the brethren towards a desire of spiritual gifts, that they may not be ignorant of them, but rather seek after them, coveting earnestly the best gifts, to be used for the glory of the kingdom, and as a witness unto all men (Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1,4-11,31, 14:1,39; Ephesians 4:11-12); And to create men of understanding (1 Corinthians 14:20), that they may know the will of the Lord (Ephesians 5:17); Having their hearts knit together in love, that they may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, and that the Lord may give them understanding in all things (Colossians 1:9, 2:2; 2 Timothy 2:7). 

                                                                                                           Article III: 

To put on the whole armor of God, without lacking, that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 6:11); From the breastplate of righteousness, to the helmet of salvation; From the sword of the Spirit, to the shield of faith; Having our feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace, to our loins girt about with truth (Ephesians 6:13-20; 1 Thessalonians 5:8); That we may be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might, for the pulling down of strongholds; Knowing fully well that our weapons are not carnal, and our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness in high places (2 Corinthians 10:3-4; Ephesians 6:12); Therefore let us take our every thought captive, so as to cast down every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, through the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). 

                                                                                                           Article IV: 

To be ever consistent in prayer and supplication in the Spirit for all things (Philippians 4:6; Ephesians 6:18), that we may glorify God with thanksgiving; With few being as important as these, we shall continually pray without ceasing, that God would open a door unto us, speaking of the mysteries of Christ and his word, that we may understand with all Godly wisdom (1 Thessalonians 5:17; Colossians 4:2-3); And by keeping our hearts and minds on Christ Jesus, that we may ever think and pray on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report; And by that in which we receive, the peace of God shall be with us (Philippians 4:7-9); And through our prayer and fasting, there shall be nothing that is impossible unto us; Even unto the removing of mountains, and by the casting out of unclean spirits, the kind of which does not come forth but by prayer and fasting (Matthew 17:20-21; Mark 9:29); Wherefore we shall not allow the appearing of our fast be unto men, but rather unto the Father in secret, by the which the Father shall reward openly (Matthew 6:18). 

                                                                                   Article V: 

To rejoice evermore, and in everything to give thanks, as it is the will of God in Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:16,18); And may our rejoicing be not in iniquity, but in truth, making melody in our hearts to the Lord in psalms, hymns, and singing of all things unto God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 13:6; Ephesians 5:19-20); And whatsoever we do by word or deed, that it be done with thanksgiving, all in the name of the Lord Jesus; And Giving thanks to the Father, which hath made us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints, delivered us from darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son (Colossians 1:12-13, 3:17). 

                                                                                                          Article VI: 

That we be perfectly joined together in the same mind and judgement, and that we speak the same thing by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, so that there be no divisions among us (1 Corinthians 1:10); Being likeminded, having the same love, and being of one accord, that through a humbleness of mind, we may esteem each other better than ourselves, allowing this same mind which be in Christ Jesus, to be in us (Philippians 2:2-5); And being of one mind, that we may be perfect, of good comfort, and live in peace, so as the God of love and peace may live with us (2 Corinthians 13:11). 

                                                                                                         Article VII: 

To be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks of the hope that is in us with meekness and fear; And that our speech be with grace, seasoned with salt, that we may know how to answer every man (Colossians 4:6; 1 Peter 3:15); That we may in all things approve ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in distresses and afflictions, in strips and labors, in watching’s and fasting’s, and by pureness and knowledge; With everything by the Holy Spirit, the Word of truth, and the power of God, as having nothing, yet possessing everything (2 Corinthians 6:3-10); Through this we must receive the word with all readiness of mind, and search the scriptures daily, studying to show ourselves approved unto God, rightly dividing the Word of truth (Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 2:15); And to be as newborn babies, desiring the sincere milk of the Word, that we may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:2); So as to walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, increasing in the knowledge of God, and that we study to be quiet, that we may walk honestly towards them that are without, being able to prove all things (Colossians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, 5:21); And by holding fast to these things, we may redeem the time, walking in wisdom towards them that are without, as the days are numbered (Ephesians 5:16; Colossians 4:5). 

                                                                                                        Article VIII: 

To do our own business, working with our own hands, that we may walk worthy of the vocation that we are called, with all lowliness, meekness, longsuffering, and forbearing one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (1 Thessalonians 4:11; Ephesians 4:1-3); And by our laboring the things which are good, we may be able to give to those that are in need, for God loves a cheerful giver (Ephesians 4:28; 2 Corinthians 9:27); And by doing so, we might walk worthy of the Lord, being fruitful in every good work, and having sufficiency in all things, that we may abound to every good work (Colossians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 9:8); And to know that God will supply all our needs according to his riches by Christ Jesus; Therefore we must remain steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labor in the Lord is not in vain (Philippians 4:19; 1 Corinthians 15:58). 

                                                                                                        Article IX: 

To abstain from all appearance of evil, that we may not render evil for evil unto any man, but to always follow that which is good, both amongst ourselves, and unto all men (1 Thessalonians 5:15,22); Blessed is he who walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful (Psalm 1:1). 

                                                                                                        Article X: 

To watch for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, standing fast in our faith, being strong in the Lord, and letting all things be done with charity; Therefore let us not sleep as others do, but let us be sober, and watch (1 Corinthians 16:13-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:6). 

“I Charge you by the Lord that this letter be read unto all the Holy brethren. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.” 

(1 Thessalonians 5:27; 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15) 

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all. Amen.” 

(2 Thessalonians 3:18)