Statement of Practice

1. We deny the validity of an interdenominational philosophy at Radisson Road Baptist Church and in all of its subsidiary organizations because the local church is the “pillar and ground of truth,” {II Tim. 3:16), not any interdenominational group.
2. We as Radisson Road Baptist Church members comprising a New Testament church will establish the attitude that we are not ashamed to be people with convictions and we will let it be known with all due humility that we will have an evangelism-oriented goal in all church activities.
3. We declare ourselves as a separated people {II Cor. 6:11-18).
4. We declare ourselves against that type of cooperative evangelism and ecumenical counseling in which both modernists and fundamentalists (heretics and the orthodox) cooperate; whether sponsored by the National Council of Churches or cooperating with it, or other like organizations comprised of a mixed multitude.
5. We believe it is not an end in itself for souls to be won to the Lord; but for every saved soul, it is our earnest desire that he shall be integrated into the whole life of the local church.
6. In these days of theological confusion and ecclesiastical compromise, we believe it is wrong to identify our church in any way with heretics and false religious teachers. We believe it is unbiblical to associate with them, accept their sponsorship, increase their numbers, send them converts, add to their prestige, follow their leadership, and obliterate important Biblical distinctions with them.
7. As a New Testament Church we accept the following scriptures of the Bible as our authority for godly attitude toward heresy:
  1. Try them – I John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
  2. Mark them – Romans 16:17 “Now I beseech you, brethren mark them which cause division and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.”
  3. Rebuke them – Titus 1:13 “This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.”
  4. Have no fellowship – Eph. 5:11 “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
  5. Withdraw thyself – II Thess. 3:6 “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.”
  6. Receive them not – II John 10:11 “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him Godspeed; for he that biddeth him Godspeed is partaker of his evil deeds.”
  7. Have no company with him – II Thess. 3:14 “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.”
  8. Reject them – Titus 3:10 “A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition, reject.”
  9. Be ye separate – II Cor. 6:17 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”
8. Our doctrinal statement defines our beliefs. It does not, except where stated, define our personal fellowship.