Church Identity Records
Identifying the Congregates
of the people, by the people and for the people
These records are dependent on the separate and distinct nature of the Church as "one form of government" and the natural right of all people to retain their rights and govern themselves in love and liberty. All governments identify their members, participants, constituents, or associates by forms of witness. The Kingdom of God, and the Church that serves it, from the ancient Levite to the bondservants of Christ, are no different in that respect.
The obligation and duty of the Church will often depend on these records as they are not only a tool in the fulfillment of its purpose, but they mark the corners posts of its obligations and services. They may also aid the congregations of the people in identifying one another for service and care in the daily ministration from congregation to congregation. They may also assist the overseer in the protection of the congregation.
Like other governments the Church is dependent upon the people to identify themselves by bearing witness to one another. By giving service to each other and the exercise of communion of daily bread for, care of the needy in congregation; by continuous record of marriages, births and deaths; by a record of mutual support and assurance; by the brotherhood of a community of record in charitable congregation; by the consistent display of diligent attention to the common purposes of the Kingdom of God as appointed by Christ; and by the exclusive enjoyment of the blessing of Our Father who art in Heaven through the communion of the saints in every Congregation.
Like others governments the Church is dependent upon two or more witnesses to establish a chain of authentication and the written recording of that witness before a third party notary, through the network of Ministers of the Church.
The minister of each congregation must submit and notarize the application of the people in a recorded chain of authentication for those who contribute and pray at its living altars of clay and stone through freewill sacrifice. Those ministers in a mutual network of charity, in hope, and by faith form a peculiar people with Christ as their King with God as their Father. The whole network of the church does certify and monitor by the grace in our hearts the contiguous authenticity of the record of identification, and by their mutual attendance to faith, hope and charity.
This requires personal discipline on the part of the people because, unlike other governments, the Church is prohibited from "exercising authority". While most governments bind the people through forms of allegiance established by oath, application, acceptance of benefits, and acquiescence, the Church establishes bonds of charity and hope, faith and love under the perfect law of liberty. All the body of the Church's first loyalty is to righteousness of God and not each other...
To remain loyal to the precepts of honor and love all forms of identification sealed through the witness of the family of the Church become as sacred as the gospel itself. With the prohibition against bearing false witness and the requirement to attend to the weightier matters of law, judgment, mercy and faith, it is essential that a Church and congregation of record work together to establish and maintain a uniform and consistent ministry records system, verifiable on a national and international basis through that contiguous authentication of the whole Church as one body in and according to the purposes of Christ.
The Church appointed by Christ, the rightful and highest son of David the King of Israel. It is first a spiritual and then social network fused by faith, hope, and charity under that perfect law of liberty. Everyone who loves Christ will seek to gather together and form those congregations of record to solemnize the record of their love for Christ and God the Father alone by loving one another as they love themselves.
Application will be submitted through your local Minister of Record, who is in good standing with the Church. A "Sample digital Copy" will be sent to the Minister for his approval and the approval of the applicant and then an instrument of identification will be delivered to the Minister and distributed to the applicant and member of the congregation.
"Member of the Congregation" means a regular and diligent participant in the lives of the congregation. Those who do not diligently seek to gather together in the character of Christ, to secure the blessings of liberty and life of others in mutual congregation will not have access to the gifts and testimony of the Church in the form of Church ID. Forms for individual ID, permissions, and passports will only be available through your local Church and congregation of record.
To supply this chain of testimony is a right and responsibility to all who are a part. The whole church must regard this testimony of one to another as a sacred rite and pious duty and must be governed by a equal responsibility to, for and by all in the solemnization of church testimony in regards to all records and documents of Church Identification.
If you are not presently a member of an "active Church or congregation of record" you need to seek one out by establishing a consistent record with the Church according to the Biblical precepts of two or more witnesses, continuous faith, with mutual support, common sacrifice, forgiveness and thanksgiving.
Living Network of those seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
His Church Formation Packet
Individual Forms filled out on the net:
Declaration of Sacred Purpose
Notification of Ministry
Maintaining a consistent and ongoing relationship with the Church and other congregations will be an essential part of the continued renewal of identification of individuals, congregations and Churches.
More on Church formation.
Also see the Free Church Report