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Society Christian Church is a multi-denominational internet church fellowship currently meeting in Quincy, IL founded by General Pastor, Rev. Erik Strunk, D.D. We're an emerging church with an emphasis on Christian family ministry through Biblical Law of Attraction. Our worship services focus on traditional litugical worship and sharing God's Word straight from the Bible. We're pleased to teach from the King James Version because we believe God's Word should be understandable to everyone. We encourage strict Christian discipline, but everyone is welcome to dress as he/she feel fit.

WE confess (to declare faith in, or adherence to) the faith of the apostolic Christian Church as it is taught in the three Ecumenical (Universal) Creeds, Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian. Namely, that there is only one true God, and yet in this one God there are three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. WE confess that all are conceived and born sinful, standing under God's wrath and are unable to save themselves. WE confess that God the Son was born of the Virgin Mary. This Jesus Christ, who is true God and true man, died on the cross and rose to life again in order to save the world from God's wrath. He ascended into heaven and we now wait for Him to return on the Last Day to judge both the living and the dead. WE confess that we are saved by God's grace, for Christ's sake, through faith alone. WE confess that this saving faith comes to us as Gods free gift through the work of the Holy Spirit as Christ's Church proclaims the Gospel and administers the Sacraments (Baptism and the Lord's Supper). WE confess that the only authority for Christian teaching and life which is never in error, and never leads us astray is God's Holy Word, which He has given to us in the Old and New Testaments. For US Scripture (The Holy Bible) is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. WE believe that the Bible is inspired. We believe, teach and confess that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God the Holy Spirit and that God is therefore the true Author of every word of Scripture." WE believe that the Bible is inerrant, or infallible (without error.) WE place themselves under Scripture to be judged by it, not over it to judge it!

WE pray with the Church through the ages: Blessed Lord, who hast caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of Thy holy Word we may embrace and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which Thou hast given us in our Savior Jesus Christ, who lived and reigned with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God world without end. AMEN.

The Christian Confessions or Symbols are seen as secondary norms, or as true declarations of the doctrines of Holy Scripture, which all who would call themselves Christian must confess and teach. For this reason the confessional Christian Church demands of all its public teachers and ministers a bona-fide subscription to all its Confessions as the pure and unadulterated declarations of God's Word. (We call this a "quia" subscription – that is we subscribe to the Confessions "because" they are truly scriptural.) To put it another way. Holy Scripture is the deciding norm, it is absolutely necessary. The Bible decides what is true or false doctrine. The Confessions are the distinguishing norm, they are only relatively necessary. They determine whether or not a person has correctly understood the true doctrines of Scripture. (see Martin Luther's Small and Large Catechisms!) Therefore, we vision one universal church based on Galatians 6:10 and the Nicene Creed! Furthermore, our motto is "put up or shut up" according to Matthew 5:38-48!

(see also Salvation Marines)!