- What is the distinctive plea of the churches of Christ?
- The Historical background of the Restoration Movement
- How many churches of Christ are there?
- How are the churches organizationally connected?
- How are the churches of Christ governed?
- What do the churches of Christ believe about the Bible?
- Do members of the churches of Christ believe in the virgin birth?
- Does the church of Christ believe in predestination?
- Why does the church of Christ baptize only by immersion?
- Is infant baptism practiced?
- Do ministers of the church hear confession?
- How often is the Lord’s supper eaten?
- What kind of music is used in the worship?
- Does the church of Christ believe in heaven and hell?
- By what means does the church secure financial support?
- Does the church of Christ have a creed?
- How does one become a member of the church of Christ?
- Open Invittation
Members of the churches of Christ do not conceive of themselves as a new church started near the beginning of the 19th century. Rather, the whole movement is designed to reproduce in contemporary times the church originally established on Pentecost, A.D. 30. The strength of the appeal lies in the restoration of Christ’s original church.
There are no conventions, annual meetings, or official publications. The “tie that binds” is a common loyalty to the principles of the restoration of New Testament Christianity.
The original writings of the sixty six books which make up the Bible are considered to have been divinely inspired, by which it is meant that they are infallible and authoritative. Reference to the scriptures is made in settling every religious question. A pronouncement from the scripture is considered the final word. The basic textbook of the church and the basis for all preaching is the Bible.
No. Only those who have reached the “age of accountability” are accepted for baptisms. It is pointed out that the examples given in the New Testament are always of those who have heard the gospel preached and have believed it. Faith must always precede baptism, so only those old enough to understand and believe the gospel are considered fit subjects for baptism.
Not only is this return to New Testament Christianity a wonderful basis upon which all believers in Christ can unite, it is absolutely solid ground. If we do just what our Lord commanded we know that our salvation is certain. Come with us as we go back to the Bible, back to Christ and his church!”Who are the churches of Christ and what do they believe in?” was written by Batsell Barrett Baxter, and updated by Rob Redden