Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and the Yahoo Answers website is now in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.
Why do Churches of Christ....?
Why do church of christ think they are the true church of Christianity?
- JoeBamaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Will only the Church of Christ be in heaven ?
An oft-heard assumption and criticism by those in denominationalism or with no
religious affiliation is that those in the Church of Christ think that they are the only ones going to heaven. An answer to this 'loaded' question can be found by looking at the authoritative New Testament with an honest, open, and loving heart.
First, we can affirm that besides those in Christ's church, there will be the faithful from
many generations on the other side of the cross. The righteous from both the patriarchal and Mosaic dispensations will be there. These pre-date the church Jesus established.
Also, heaven will be inhabited by the souls of those who are 'safe' (including the mentally handicapped and retarded, young children who die before reaching an age of
accountability, the aborted, etc.). These are blessed not by virtue of their conscious obedience to the gospel but through their innocence.
Second, we need to tactfully affirm that salvation is in Christ and the body He purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:28; Eph. 1:20,21; Eph. 5:23). The Bible teaches that we are saved by many things: grace (Eph. 2:5), mercy (Titus 3:5), Jesus (Acts 4:12), His blood (Rev. 1:5), the Holy Spirit (John 3:5), the word (James 1:21), faith (Eph. 2:8), repentance (Acts 2:38), confession (Rom. 10:9,10) and baptism (1 Pet. 3:21). Many mistakenly submit to one or some of these Biblical prerequisites to salvation. Churches of Christ, in the main, strive for balance in stressing the divine and human sides to salvation.
We should not insist on doing more, less, or other than what the Bible teaches.
Third, we sadly confess that not all members of the Church of Christ will be saved.
Without setting ourselves up as judges, or trying to do God's work for Him, we realize
that some who wear Christ's name are guilty of open or hidden sins that will condemn
them in the judgment if not repented of. Being a member of the church has never
eternally insured salvation in the New Testament, any more than being an Israelite
insured salvation in the Old Testament (1 Cor. 10:1-12).
"Speaking the truth in love" (Eph. 4:15), we can kindly and firmly say that salvation
today is in Christ and His church. We can and should urge honest-hearted people to
follow the Bible pattern of obedience to receive God's wonderful reward (Rev. 2:10)Source(s): http://www.jhcc.org/pdfs/faq16.pdf Is the Church of Christ the Only One? http://www.scripturessay.com/article.php?cat=&id=4... Come and See http://www.schwegler.us/tracts/Come%20And%20See.ht... Searching for Truth (video series) http://www.thebible.net/searchingfortruth/
- BiancaLv 61 decade ago
Why do any of think we have the true and perfect Church? I don't believe that anyone nor any organization can be perfect because they are still run by Men and Men are by nature flawed and imperfect.
- 1 decade ago
churches O F C H R I ST .They are supposed to serve Christ
- 1 decade ago
Cause they are Christian Churches?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
ummm.... there is suppoessed to be a ''true" church?
i thought they were just churches.
- Brian DLv 51 decade ago
Well what I wonder is why if people say they feel good about their faith must they attack others faiths. If your happy with your faith then don't worry about it. Just enjoy who you are.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
ummmmm????? so your saying the churches should be fake??