The church of Christ
Matthew 16:18 '..upon this rock I will build My church'
Romans 16:16 '..all the churches of Christ salute you'
Welcome to a brief introduction to the church of Christ!
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I. The origin of the church:
From Matthew 16:18 we learn:
A. The church wasn't established in the Old Testament. Thus the rules governing this relationship will be found in the New Testament. (Acts through Revalation)
B. The church belongs to Christ, not man.
C. The word 'church' is spoken of in the singular. Jesus desires that all believers be united,and in one universal body. (Eph. 1:20-23; John 17:20-23).
From Acts 2:38,41,47 we learn:
A. Hearing the gospel, faith (2:37), repentance and baptism stand between the sinner and salvation.
B. Upon being baptized, one is added by the Lord to the church. The church that the Lord adds us to belongs to Him.
II. THE UNDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH:
If you have spent much time reading the Bible, then you already have realized that there are no denominations mentioned within its passages. Every Christian was simply a member of one united body of believers. Various congregations exsisted (Corinth, Rome, Ephesus,etc.), but they were all part of the same body. Each congregation practiced and believed the same doctrines or teachings, that is, what was being revealed through the apostles. There were no creed books or disciplines needed. The word of God is our only rule. Divisions or denominations were warned against by Paul in I Cor. 1:10.
This is what we at the church of Christ at 7th & Bell try to live and practice.
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