What is the Christian Church?

front-bibleyellowsmallerThe Christian Church is not a denomination.  It is the church that was established on Pentecost (Acts 2)
right after the ascension of our Lord.

The name Christian is worn because Christ is the head of the church and as His body it belongs to
Him (Colossians 1:18; Matthew 16:12 and Romans 16:16).  Biblically, the members of this church
are called Christians (Acts 11:26).

One becomes a member of this church upon the same conditions all believers have become a part
of the Lord’s church.  Through faith in Christ (Matthew 16:16); repentance toward Christ (Acts 2:38);
confession of Christ (Matthew 10:31-33); and baptism by immersion into Christ (Mark 16:16 and
Galatians 3:27) is one added to the church (Acts 2:47).

front-ringsmallWe observe the Lord’s Supper every Lord’s Day because the first Christians did (Acts 20:7).  In
this communion, we remember the death of our Lord as well as the promise of His coming again
(I Corinthians 11:25-26).

The teaching and doctrine we follow are what have been given through Jesus Christ and the
Holy Spirit inspired apostles (John 16:13-14 and Galatians 1:8-9).  We believe that the gospel of
Christ is sufficient for the salvation of mankind (Acts 4:10-12).  The Bible is our only rule of faith
and practice.

front-biblelilysmallThe plea of the First Christian Church is to abolish all man-made creeds and doctrines and to restore
in practice and spirit the New Testament Church that is revealed in God’s Word.

We are not the only Christians….just Christians only.

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