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Why do Churches of Christ....?

Why do church of christ think they are the true church of Christianity?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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)

  • Bianca
    Lv 6
    1 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

  • Cause they are Christian Churches?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ummm.... there is suppoessed to be a ''true" church?

    i thought they were just churches.

  • 1 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.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ummmmm????? so your saying the churches should be fake??

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