Are the churches of Christ the Only Right church?
The churches of Christ Greet You (Romans 16:16)
From time to time someone will say, "The churches of Christ think they are the only ones who are right."
Here is our position and the plain truth of the matter: The Bible is right; not sometimes, but all of the time! In order for us or anyone to be right we must be in harmony with the Bible. We believe that any departure from Biblical teaching is wrong (2 John 9‑11).
The idea is not that we are right and everyone else is wrong, but that the Bible is RIGHT and anyone out of harmony with it is WRONG. We plead with people to believe the Bible, teach the Bible, and practice those things in the Bible without adding or subtracting anything (Rev. 22:18‑19).
The Bible has never been wrong. The Bible is right, even if not one person in the whole world believes it. If no one lives up to its teaching ‑ the Bible is still right. Every person who differs from the Bible is WRONG.
Our plea has never been "Everyone join us," but has always been, "Let us all unite upon the teachings of our Lord." We CAN see the Bible alike! It is possible for all men to speak the same thing when it comes to saying what the Bible says. Listen to the inspired words that were written to a divided congregation in the city of Corinth:
"Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you: but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment" (I Cor. 1:10).
It is possible to do what this verse teaches, but it will require discarding of all denominational doctrines and names. This must sound extremely strange to the ears of some, but denominational doctrines are what divide us. The Lord says, "No divisions among you."
Speaking the same thing will require saying only
Bible says on all subjects. Religious conferences cannot vote and
example, women to preach to audiences of men and still be right. The
decided against such a long time ago (Read 1 Cor. 14:34‑35; Titus 2:15;
We must go back to the Bible as our only
guide in religion.