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Church of Christ?

Why aren't you a member of the church of Christ?

Update:

The only church built and bought (by the blood of Jesus) by Jesus. The church of Christ is not a "denomination. In order to be a denomination, something must have come from a whole, if all churches are denominations then what is the whole they came from? Denominations were created by men, founded on the ideas and desire of men.

How can a church established by sinful man (we are all sinful) save a mans soul?

Only the church, formed by him who was perfect and with out sin (Jesus) can do that. Visit a local Church of Christ, sit and speak with an elder and learn more about the Church of Christ.

http://church-of-christ.org/

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The “church of Christ” is neither Catholic, nor Protestant. The church of Christ is not a denomination. The church of Christ identifies itself by name as a church that is trying to follow the “doctrine of Christ” (2 John 9). The “church of Christ” identifies itself by name as a church that belongs to Christ. The name points to the owner and builder. The name points to the one who purchased the church. (Matthew 16:18, Acts 20: 28)

    In contrast to this the name of many denominations point to the name of a man, a particular practice, or the way they are organized. A member of a denomination identifies himself by name as one who submits to the authority of that denomination and tries to follow the doctrine (teaching) of that denomination. Why not just follow the doctrine and authority of Christ?

    The church of the Bible is compared to a bride, with Christ being the groom. A bride honors the groom when she agrees to wear his name. But many churches today wear man made names.

    Suppose, for example, Mr. Smith asks his girlfriend to marry him. She agrees, but says, “Our friend Mr. Jones is a good man, so when we get married, instead of being called Mrs. Smith, I want to be called Mrs. Jones.” Would Mr. Smith have a reason to question her loyalty to him? Would he feel honored? Why would a bride wear another man’s name? Why would a church want to wear a man-made name? The “church of Christ” wears a name found in scripture (Romans 16: 16).

    The church of Christ wishes to restore the church to the teaching that was established and authorized by Christ and his apostles. We wish to have Biblical authority for everything we practice and teach. (Col. 3:17)

    The Bible teaches that Jesus is the head of the church and the church is his body. (Eph. 1:22-23) The church of Christ recognizes this, and therefore there is no “headquarters” on earth. Each congregation is independent and goes directly to the Bible to learn what should be taught and how we should worship. We believe the Bible is sufficient and we need no other authority or creed books. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:3) Christ has “all authority” and we wish to follow this authority by following the things He taught. (Matt 28:18-20) We don’t want to add any man-made doctrine. (If we follow the authority or teaching of men, then Christ does not have “all authority” in our spiritual lives.) If we teach as doctrine the commandments of men, this makes our worship vain! (Matthew 15:9)

    Please do not confuse the church of Christ with the “United Church of Christ”, the “International Church of Christ”, the “Church of Christ Scientists”, or the “Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints (Mormons)”. These groups are not the same and they teach drastically different things!

    If you wish to know more about those who simply want to be New Testament Christians (nothing more, nothing less, nothing else), I invite you to investigate the church of Christ by comparison to the Scriptures! I have included a few web sites below that you might wish to visit, or you can e-mail me with any additional questions.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Obama is a member of the "United Church of Christ". This team isn't the comparable because of the fact the Church of Christ!!!! they are considerably distinctive in doctrine, worship, and corporation.

  • 1 decade ago

    I am a member of Christ's Church

  • lana s
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I prefer a church with uplifting music and singing. That touches me more than the preaching. The words and feeling of the music is awesome, I am Baptist, and they are even getting further along in music and clapping hands and really showing praise and worship.....Amen

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  • 7 years ago

    Because its 2014 I'm 12 years old and it's a sham....

  • 1 decade ago

    Belonging to the Church in Christ wont be helpful because......

    Divine judgment is always deserved, inescapable, and selective. This can be seen from the apostle Paul’s words: “It is righteous on God’s part to repay tribulation to those who make tribulation for you, but, to you who suffer tribulation, relief along with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels in a flaming fire, as he brings vengeance upon those who do not know God and those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus.” (2 Thessalonians 1:6-8) “It is righteous on God’s part” to repay those who deserve adverse judgment for bringing tribulation upon his anointed ones. That judgment will be inescapable, for the wicked will not survive ‘the revelation of Jesus with his powerful angels in a flaming fire.’ Divine judgment will also be selective in that Jesus will bring vengeance “upon those who do not know God and those who do not obey the good news.” And the execution of divine judgment will bring comfort to godly ones who suffer tribulation.

    Source(s): Jehovah’s Judgment Will Come Against the Wicked.
  • John
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Uh what's better about church of Christ then a baptist, Methodist church, etc.

    Don't we go to church for God?

  • 1 decade ago

    Because I'm busy Sundays playing gigs on my jazz trombone. DER!! Why else would I not believe in a religion based on exaggerated stories and fictional fairy tales?

  • 1 decade ago

    tell us about it and make us desire to know more about it and we just might visit one and decide it is the denomination for us

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Cuz I'm too busy collecting souls for satan.

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