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I would like to know more about the Church of Christ denomination … Would like to know more about their beliefs. -Mike
The church of Christ, among the top ten largest churches in America, considers themselves a brotherhood rather than a denomination. What ties them together is a common commitment to Christ and to God's word as revealed in the Bible.
The name is seen as a description rather than a title (Rom 16:16). They desire to use a name that honors the founder of the church, Jesus Christ. All of the names for the church in scripture give glory to the Lord. Instead of focusing on a "title" for the church, the Churches of Christ strives to live up to the description of the church in the Bible.
Since there is no official creed other than scripture for Churches of Christ, it is improper to speak of what the "Church of Christ" doctrine is. Instead, they speak of what the Bible teaches. They believe that Jesus is God in the flesh (Jno 1) who was crucified for our sins and raised from the dead to conquer death for all who believe in him (1 Cor 15). Belief is to express itself in action or it is not faith (Jas 2). Union with Christ begins by repentance and being immersed into Christ (Rom 6). They take Communion on the first day of the week, (1 Cor 11), speak to each other in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Eph 5:19), help those in need (Gal 6:2), and support missions around the world (Mar 16:15). They believe in Heaven for the faithful (Jno 14:1-6) and Hell for the unrighteous (Rev 19).
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For more information on this topic, use the following links:
- Excerpt from "Handbook of Denominations"
- Who are Churches of Christ
- Links (Check "brotherhood links")
- Churches of Christ Online