“The Christian Church/Church of Christ” By: Hoyt W. Allen

1) Strives to follow the pattern of the church founded by Christ and not be a denomination.  Matthew 16:13-18 2) Wears a Bible name (Christ) and avoids using man’s name, which is sin.  I Corinthians 1:10-17 3) Has members who call themselves Christians and who are developing into followers of Christ.  Acts 11:26 4) Views the Bible as the inspired Word of God and sees no need for further revelation. II Timothy 3:16,17 5) Believes in the Godhead – Father, Son , and Holy Spirit.  Matthew 28:18-20 6) Pleas for the unity of believers.  John 17:21 7) Exalts Christ as the only head of the church.  Ephesians 5:23 8) Offers the same “plan of salvation” as found in the Book of Acts:

  1. A) Believing in Christ – 16:31
  2. B) Repenting (turning away from) of sins – 17:30
  3. C) Confessing Christ audibly – 8:37
  4. D) Being baptized (immersed in water) – 2:38
  5. E) Living faithfully – 14:22

9) Worships via

  1. A) Singing – Colossians 3:16
  2. B) Praying – Acts 2:42
  3. C) Sharing – II Corinthians 9:6,7
  4. D) Communion – Acts 20:7
  5. E) Preaching – Acts 28:31
  6. F) Praising – Hebrews 13:15
  7. G) Teaching – Titus 2:15

10) Governs itself and selects:

     Elders (pastors), Evangelists (ministers), Deacons (servants) and various committees to carry out needful tasks.  I Timothy 3:1-13, II Timothy 4:1-5, Titus 1:5