The Restoration Movement

PLEA: Accept Christ as authority in all things — Matthew 28:18

PLAN: of Salvation:

  • Hearing—Romans 10:17; Ephesians 4:21
  • Faith—John 3:16; March 16:16
  • Repentance—Luke 12:3,5; Acts 2:38, 3:19, 17:30, 26:20
  • Confession—Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:10; 1 Tim 6:13
  • Baptism (Immersion) – Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-6; Galatians 3:27
  • Christian Living—Acts 2:42; Romans 12; 2 Peter 1; Matthew 10:22; Revelation 2:10

PURPOSE: Unity of baptized believers—John 17. World Evangelism—Matthew 28:19

CREED: No creed but Christ—Matthew 16:16, 28:18

RULE OF FAITH AND PRACTICE: The Bible—John 20:31; 2 Timothy 3:16

NAME: (for the church) Church of Christ (Christian) – Matthew 16:18 (for individuals) Christian—Acts 4:12; 11:26, 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16

SLOGANS: “Where the Bible speaks, we speak; Where the Bible is silent, we are silent”, “In faith, unity; in opinions, liberty; in all things, love”

LORD’S SUPPER:

  • A gift from Christ — Matt 26:26-28
  • A reminder to the Christian of the remission of this sins — Matt 26:28
  • A source of spiritual strength — John 6:48-58
  • A means to Christian unity — Acts 2:42, 20:7, 1 Cor 10:16,17

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP: Christianity in action—Matt. 5:16; Acts 2:42; 1 Cor. 15:58. 100% responsibility of Time, Talents and Treasure—Matt 25:14-30. Not less than 10% (a tithe) of our income to the church—Matt 23:23. The Lord’s method is best—1 Cor. 16:2; Matt 6:21

DENOMINATIONS: We are not a denomination. A denomination is a religious organization with its own set of theological principles—Matt 15:9; 2 Cor 11:1-15; Gal 1:6; Col 2:20-23; 2 Peter 2

GOVERNMENT: Democratic rule in each congregation only—1 Tim 3; Titus 1.

We are free in Christ !