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Questions and Answers



Question:

Is the Church of Christ a denomination?

Answer:

No. The Savior prayed for it * John 17:20-21. The apostles pled for it * I Cor. 1:10-13. The apostles presented the plan of it * Eph. 4: 4-6 - ONE BODY - ONE SPIRIT - ONE HOPE - ONE LORD - ONE FAITH - ONE BAPTISM - ONE GOD.

Question:

Who established or began the Church of Christ?

Answer:

Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He is the purchaser * Acts 20:28. He is the builder - Matt. 16:18. He is the laid foundation - I Cor. 3:11. He is the tried foundation - Isa. 28:16. He is the Savior of it - Eph. 5:23.

Question:

Where is the headquarter of the Church of Christ?

Answer:

Heaven. In heaven is its head - Eph. 1:19-21; Eph. 4:8-10. From heaven came its law - Eph. 1:22. Under heaven it serves - Eph. 5:23-24. Toward heaven it worships - John 4:24; Acts 12:5.

Question:

Where did the Church of Christ begin?

Answer:

Jerusalem. Prophecy - Isa. 2:2-3; Micah 4:1-2; Zech. 1:16; Luke 24:47-49 fulfillment- Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4.

Question:

What are the acts of worship in the Church of Christ?

Answer:

John 4:24; Acts 2:42 Communion - Acts 20:7; I Cor. 10:16; I Cor. 11:20-23. Singing - Eph. 5:18; Col. 3:16. Praying - Acts 2:42; I Thess. 5:17, 25. Giving - I Cor. 16:1-2; II Cor. 9:6-7 Teaching/preaching - Acts 2:42; I Tim. 3:15; Acts 20:7.

Question:

What is the teaching or doctrine of the Church of Christ?

Answer:

The New Testament Christ is the only lawgiver - Eph. 4:7-16; Eph. 5:24; James 4:12. The Holy Spirit is the revealer - I Cor. 2:13; Eph. 3:1-6. The apostle's teaching is its manual - Acts 2:42; Eph. 2:20.

Question:

What is the organization of the church of Christ?

Answer:

Congregational self governing, autonomous, under Christ, the heavenly Bishop, Acts 14:23; I Peter 5:4; I Peter 2:25; Phil. 1:1 with elders who feed, tend to, and oversee the flock, congregation, among them - Acts 20:7, 28; I Peter 5:2-4; I Tim. 3:1-7; Heb. 13:17 with deacons to serve - Phil. 1:1; I Tim. 3:8-13 with evangelists to preach the word of God - Eph. 4:12; I Tim. 4:6; II Tim. 4:1-2 with members who minister and serve in word and deed - I Cor. 12:24-27.

Question:

How does a person become a member of the Church of Christ?

Answer:

1) Hear the word of the gospel - Mark 16:15-16; Acts 15:7; Rom. 10:17; Acts 18:8. 2) Believe the gospel - Mark 16:15-16; Acts 18:8; Acts 15:7; I Cor. 1:2 3) Repent of their sins - Acts 2:38 4) Confess that Christ is the Son of God - Acts 8:36-37; Romans 10:9-10 5) Baptized for remission of sins - Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:1-4; Acts 10:47-48; Acts 22:16; I Peter 3:20-21; Gal. 3:26-27; I Cor. 12:13. The Lord adds to the church - Acts 2:47 - be faithful unto death - Rev. 2:10; Rev. 14:13.

Question:

What name are the members of the Church of Christ called?

Answer:

Christians - Acts 11:26

Question:

Does the Church of Christ use mechanical instruments in its worship?

Answer:

No, it is not authorized by Christ - John 4:24; Col. 3:1. It was not practiced by the apostles - Acts 2:42; Eph. 2:20. God commands us to sing - Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; Heb. 13:15.

 

 


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