Are the churches of Christ the
The churches of Christ Greet You (Romans 16:16)
From time to time someone will say, "The churches
Christ think they are the only ones who are right."
Here is our position and the plain truth of the
Bible is right; not sometimes, but all of the time! In order for
anyone to be right we must be in harmony with the Bible. We believe
departure from Biblical teaching is wrong (2 John 9‑11).
The idea is not that we are right and everyone
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
those things in the Bible without adding or subtracting anything (Rev.
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
when it comes to saying what the Bible says. Listen to the inspired
were written to a divided congregation in the city of Corinth:
"Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of
Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be
divisions among you: but that ye be perfectly joined together in the
and in the same judgment" (I Cor. 1:10).
It is possible to do what this verse teaches, but
require discarding of all denominational doctrines and names. This must
strange to the ears of some, but denominational doctrines are what
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.