Church

Church

The History of the Lord’s Church stretches back to the first century. The Lord Jesus Christ promises to build, and did build, only one church (Matthew 16:18, Acts 2:47, Col. 1:18, Ephesians 4:4). This He did through the inspired preaching of the apostles in Jerusalem in 30 A.D. on the first Pentecost after His resurrection from the dead (Acts 2)

Faithful churches of Christ are strongly committed to the restoration of nondenominational, New Testament Christianity. We are not a denomination. Christ established His church exactly like He wanted it and no one has the right to change any part of it. The New Testament gives us the pattern for admission into the church, as well as for her worship, mission, organization, names, and doctrines. Those who follow this divine pattern are not a denomination, but members of the same true church established by Christ in the first century. They are members of the same body as all the Christians in the first century were. There were no Catholic or Protestant, man-made, sects in the first century. Indeed, the division which denominationalism represents is contrary to the Lord’s prayer for unity (John 17:20-21) as well as Paul’s pleas for the same (1 Corinthians 1:10). Therefore, we must oppose it as sinful (Jude 3) and plead for the New Testament doctrine of pure, non-denominational Christianity.

We remain strongly committed to the Restoration Plea to “Speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent.” Such is a plea to abandon the man-made churches, names, creeds and teachings that are unauthorized by the New Testament. It is a plea for unity in Christ and His one true church. We are dedicated to the church’s threefold work of evangelism, edification, and benevolence (Matthew 28: 18-20; Galatians 6: 1 0; James 1 :27). We are committed to the gospel plan of salvation for a lost and dying world, including faith in Christ as Lord and Savior, repentance of all sins, the good confession, immersion in water (baptism) for the remission of sins, and faithfulness to Christ (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 10:10; Revelations 2:10). We invite YOU to join us in this greatest of all works. In all things, may God receive the glory!