The churches of Christ Greet You (Romans )
When we speak of True Christianity, we are speaking about those people who follow the Bible ONLY.
When we speak of True Christianity, we are NOT speaking about “Christian” denominationalism.
Please prayerfully study these things…
True Christianity was founded by Christ! Jesus is the purchaser (Acts ), the builder (Matt. ), the head (Eph. ), the lawgiver (James ), the Lord (Acts ), and the Savior (Eph. ).
True Christianity had its origin
The GOVERNMENT of True Christianity is an absolute Monarchy! Jesus, its head, is in Heaven (Eph. -23; 4:8-10), its law came from Heaven (Rom. 8:2; Eph. -16; James -27), it serves under Heaven (Eph. -24; cf. Ecc. 1:9), and it worships toward Heaven (John ; cf. Acts 12:5).
The WORK of True Christianity is saving souls! Christians preach the Gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-4; Acts 8:4; 1 Thess. 1:8), provide for their poor (Acts -35; 6:1-7; 1 Tim. ), and edify themselves together in love (Eph. -16).
True Christianity uses the New Testament as its doctrine! Jesus gave the Word (Matt. -29; Luke ; John ), the Holy Spirit revealed the Word (1 Cor. -13; Eph. 3:1-6), and the apostles preached and taught the Word (Acts ; Eph. ; 2 Tim. 4:1-5).
The MESSAGE of True Christianity
the Gospel! The Gospel has facts to believe: the
and resurrection of Christ for our sins (1 Cor. 15:1-4), commands
to obey: believe in and confess Christ (Mark ,
True Christianity is devoted to the Word of Christ! The WORD is inspired (2 Pet. -21; 2 Tim. -17), infallible (Psalm 119:160), complete (James ; 2 Tim. -17), comforting (1 Thess. -18), life giving (Matt. 4:4), and eternal saving power (Matt. 24:35; 1 Pet. ; Heb. ; Rom. ; James ).
True Christianity is universal – it’s for ALL nations! Its commission is world-wide (Matt. 28:18-20), its invitation is to all (Matt. -30; Rev. 22:17), its scope involves every race, color, and tongue (Mark ; Gal. -28), its duration is age lasting (1 Cor. 15:23-26), its fellowship is for the obedient (Heb. 5:8-9; 1 John 1:7; cf. John 1:1-5), and its benefits are eternal (2 Pet. 1:10-11; Rev. 21:1-7).
True Christianity is undenominational
its unity! Jesus prayed for unity (John 17:20-23), the apostles pled
(2 Cor. 13:11; Phil. 1:27; 1 Peter 3:8), the Bible gives the plan for
(Ephesians 4:4-6 says): there is one body – unity in
(Rom. 12:4-5; 1 Cor. -27),
one Spirit – unity in life (1 Cor. ;
Gal. -25), one hope –
in trust (1 Thess. -18;
Peter 1:3-4), one Lord – unity in authority (1 Cor. 8:5-6), one faith –
unity in message (Romans 10:17; Gal. 1:6-12; 2 Thess. 1:7-10), one
baptism – unity
in practice (penitent believers are immersed in water to be saved –
2:38; 8:12, 35-39; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Mark 16:16; 1 Pet. 3:21), and
God – unity in worship (Matt. 4:10; 1 Cor. 8:5-6).
The faithful perpetuate unity (Eph. 4:1-3).
The ORGANIZATION of True Christianity is congregational! Every local church: is independent and self-governing under Christ - the heavenly bishop (Acts ; Phil. 1:1; 1 Peter ; 5:4), has elders (pastors, bishops) who feed, tend, oversee, and rule the flock among them (Acts , 28; 1 Peter 5:2-4; 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Heb. 13:17), has deacons to serve (1 Tim. 3:8-13), and has members who minister in word and deed (1 Cor. 12:20-27; cf. 1 John 3:17-18; 4:20-21).
The MEMBERSHIP of True
is honest humble obedient people! The members have heard and believed
Gospel (Acts 18:8; 1 Cor. 1:2), confessed their faith in Christ (Matt. -33;
The DESTINY of True Christianity
church) is Heaven! By Heaven’s wisdom it was purposed (Eph. -11), purchased (Eph. ; Acts ), and kept (Romans 5:2; Eph. 1:7; Heb. ). To Heaven it will go (1 Peter
Col. 1:5), in Heaven it will rest (Heb. 4:9-11), and in Heaven it will
(1 Thess. ; 1 Cor. ).