Practice of the Church

The worship service is patterned after the New Testament example and authority which consist of congregational singing, prayer and preaching. Musical instruments are not used in the services, because there is no new Testament command or example for them. Even though musical instruments were in existence during the time that Christ established his church, there is no record of their use in the worship services. We do believe in singing and making melody ion the heart, to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16).

Also, there are no Sunday Schools for lack of new Testament authority. Their beginning was not until the 18th century, in England, and then only to teach reading, writing and arithmetic to under privileged children. However, this does not mean, in any way, that Primitive Baptist do not believe in teaching children. The scriptures teach that parents are to teach their children at home, privately, (Ephesians 6:4), and then under the sound of a gospel minister, in the public assembly.

Primitive Baptist do not believe in tithing, as this was an Old Testament command. However, they do believe in giving, by laying aside upon the day of the week, as God has prospered, and one purposes in his heart, cheerfully supporting the church. (ICorinthians 16:2, II Corinthians 9:7, Acts 20:35).

Primitive Baptist believe that God’s children should deny ungodliness and worldly lusts and live soberly, righteously, and godly, in his present world. They should live unto him that died for them and shew forth praises of him that called them out of darkness, into his marvelous light. (Titus 2:12, II Corinthians 5;14-15, I Pete2:9, Romans 6:1-2).