25 Reasons I Am A Member Of The Church Of Christ*

1. She was founded by the scriptural Builder- Christ (MT 16:18)

2. She was founded on the scriptural Foundation (MT 16:18; 1 Cor 3:11)

3. She was founded at the scriptural place- Jerusalem (Is 2:2-3; Luke 24:46-49)

4. She was founded at the scriptural time- The Pentecost following the resurrection of Christ (Acts 2)

5. Christ is the founder of only one church- His church (MT 16:18; Eph 4:4)

6. She is scriptural in name (Romans 16:16)

7. She is scriptural in organization- Christ, the Head (Col 1:18), Elders, the pastors/overseers/bishops (Acts 20:28), Deacons (Acts 6:1-6)

8. She has the Bible as her only creed, confession of faith, or church manual (2 Pet 1:3)

9. She believes all the Bible to be the inspired word of God (2 Tim 3:16-17)

10. She believes the Bible is a book to be rightly divided (properly handled) (2 Tim 2:15)

11. She is undenominational (John 17:20-21)

12. She is scriptural in doing missionary work (Mark 16:15-16)

13. She teaches that the kingdom has been established and Christ is now reigning (Dan 2:44; Col 1:13-14)

14. She gives scriptural answers to the question, “What must I do to be saved?” (Mk 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; etc.)

15. She teaches that man is saved by faith, but not faith only (James 2:17, 24, 26)

16. She teaches that man is saved by the blood of Christ (Heb 9:22; 1 Cor 15:1-4)

17. She teaches that a change of heart (repentance) is indispensable to man’s salvation (Acts 2:37-38)

18. Because of her teaching and practice concerning prayer (1 Thess 5:17-18)

19. She teaches and administers scriptural baptism (immersion for the remission of sins) (Rom 6:1-7)

20. She teaches that a child of God can so sin as to be eternally lost (2 Pet 1:20; 2 JN 8; etc.)

21. She teaches that infants are born pure and innocent rather than depraved (MT 18:3-6)

22. She teaches that miraculous manifestations of the Holy Spirit/Ghost have ceased (1 Cor 13:8-10)

23. Because of her scriptural teaching and observance of the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor 11:23-29)

24. She has scriptural music (a capella singing) in worship (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16; 1 Cor 14:15)

25. Because salvation is only in Christ’s church (Acts 2:47; Eph 5:23)

Does this describe the church you are a member of? If not, then you are not in the church described in the Bible and you are not saved. To change this please visit a church of Christ congregation today!

The Bible Plan of Salvation is as follows:

1. Hear- John 20:30-31, Romans 10:17

2. Believe- Hebrews 11:6, Romans 1:16

3. Repent- Luke 13:3, Acts 17:30

4. Confess Christ- Matthew 10:32, Romans 10:10, Acts 8:37

5. Be Baptized (Immersed) For The Remission Of Sins- Romans 6:1-6, Acts 2:38, Colossians 2:12, Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:21, Galatians 3:27

6. Be Faithful Unto Death- Revelation 2:10, 2 Peter 1:1-11.

Once you have done this you will be added by the Lord to His church and you will be saved (Acts 2:47)

Thank you and God Bless!

*Compiled from the book “Why I Am A Member Of The Church Of Christ” by Leroy Brownlow

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