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We are non-denominational and have no central headquarters or president. The head of the church is none other than Jesus Christ himself (Ephesians 1:22-23). Each congregation of the churches of Christ is autonomous, and it is the Word of God that unites us into One Faith (Ephesians 4:3-6).
Is it possible to be just Christians today?
The followers of Christ were first called disciples, And the word of God increased; and the number of disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly. Acts 6.7. When the word of God is proclaimed to people of honest hearts, the result is always disciples. We must return to discipleship in our churches.... Following Jesus.
Later the followers of the resurrected Jesus were called those of the way. Acts 9.2. The followers had a discipline, a method, a road, a way to travel. Following Christ demands a way of life. Simply claiming to be a follower does not make an individual one. There is a plan, a creed, a discipline, a doctrine to be followed if we are to be his disciple. We believe this way to be found only in the Bible. It must be our only creed.
Then in Acts 11.26 we find this statement, And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. The word means... One who follows... One who belongs to. A Christian then is one who follows or belongs to Christ.
Yes, it is possible to be just Christians today. The basis is simple:
Are we following Christ?
Do we belong to Christ?
If so, we are Christians.
What We Believe:
We believe the Bible to teach that we are all saved by grace through faith in Christ. God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no-one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2.6-10.
We believe that we maintain our salvation through striving to walk in the Light. If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, continues to cleanse us from all sin. 1 John 1.7.
How To Be Just Christians:
Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3.7, You must be born again. The only way or plan to be followed is Gods way (Gods Plan) for salvation. That way is simple.
We must acknowledge our sins. We are sinners. There is no chance to be saved until this condition is admitted.
There is none righteous, no not one...
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3.10 & 23.
For the wages of sin is death. Romans 6.23.
We must not trust in our feelings, in the advice of our neighbors; but trust only in the Word of God. Are we willing?
We must believe in Him. Without faith it is impossible to please him. For he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 6.11.
Our faith must cause us to Diligently seek him. Repentance is a most difficult command to obey.
But Jesus said, Except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
Peter on Pentecost answered those who had killed The Christ. Repent and be baptized......for the remission of sin.
Then in Acts 3.19, he says, Repent and be converted.
Diligently seeking God means that we must be willing to turn from our life of sin and serving self and turn (Repent) and serve him.
Jesus insisted upon a confession. He said, If you will confess me before men, I will confess you before my father. Matthew 10.32. Being a disciple of Jesus demands a confession. Too many today call themselves Christians, but by their confession it is obvious they are not. Romans 10.9 tells us that with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Sins are forgiven in baptism. Baptism is not for church membership, not because we are already saved people, or to satisfy our family or friends. Baptism is for the remission of sins.
In Acts 2.38, Peter said two things were required before sins could be remitted and the Holy Spirit could be given. Repent and be baptized.
Paul in relating the events surrounding his conversion experience in Acts 22 made this statement concerning his baptism. And now why tarriest thou? Arise and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Acts 22.16.
Romans 6.4-6 gives us some details about this new birth. Baptism is the crucifixion of the man of sin and the resurrection to a new beginning in Christ. We are buried with him by baptism into death: That like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For as we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
In baptism we become children of God by faith. For we are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (Have been clothed with Christ). Galatians 3.26-27.
You must be born again.
Our plea is that:
Men everywhere realize that we are all sinners,
Believe in God and the sacrifice of Jesus as His son.
Diligently seek Him through repentance and confession of His name.
Put on Christ, be clothed with His righteousness, in the act of New Testament baptism.
This church is an outward manifestation of the deep conviction in our hearts that Christianity is produced today by the same living Word of God which produced Christians in the New Testament.
We do not claim perfection as human beings. Our only perfection is found in the fact that we have been forgiven by the blood of Christ as we strive to walk in the Light. We are all sinners saved by grace through faith.
Our aim is to glorify God by exalting Christ in our daily walk and teaching... To Be Christians Only.
Our invitation is for you to come be a part of us as we seek to help each other toward heaven.