Hvaša er the Kirkja afKristur?

Žessi góš kaup spurning! Einfaldlega setja, viš ert a non- nafn, Nżja testamentiš kirkja.

Félagsašiid af the kirkja afKristur:

Leita aš til afrit the non- nafn kirkja af the fyrstur öld.

Taka the Biblķa eins og okkar hęstur fylgja.

Hafna kenning og ęfa sig žessi varślfur kynna eftir į the loka af the Nżja testamentiš.

Leita aš til vera Kristinn mašur eini.

Trśa this er the einn og eini vegur til sameina allur hver ert leita aš til fylgja Kristur.

viš Geggjašur Organ Baxter

 

kirkja afKristur?

Žaš er fyrst og fremst a beišni fyrir trśarlegur eining undirstaša į the Biblķa. Ķ a ašgreindur trśarlegur veröld žaš er trśa žessi the Biblķa er the eini mögulegur sameiginlegur nefnari į hver , ef ekki ekki minna en, the Guš- ótti fólk af the land geta sameina. This er óįkvešinn greinir ķ ensku įfrżjun til svķkja til the Biblķa. Žaš er a beišni til tala hvar the Biblķa tala og til vera enn hljóšur hvar the Biblķa er hljóšur alls efni žessi snerta til trś. Žaš frekari - emphasise žessi ķ allt trśarlegur there verša vera a " svona ufsi the Herra" žrįtt fyrir er . The takmark er trśarlegur eining af allur trśmašur ķ Kristur. The undirstaša er the Nżja testamentiš. The ašferš er the endursmķši af Nżja testamentiš Kristin trś.

Einn af the įšan talsmašur af the koma aftur til Nżja testamentiš Kristin trś, eins og a leiš af framkvęmanlegur eining af allur trśmašur ķ Kristur, var Mannsnafn O'Kelly af the Mežódisti Biskuplegur Kirkja. Ķ 1793 hann taka burt žašanBaltimore fundur af hans kirkja og gestur į annar til tengja hann ķ hrķfandi the Biblķa eins og the eini trśarjįtning. Hans įhrif var ašallega ķMeydómur ogNoršur Fagnašarsöngur hvar saga hljómplata žessi sumir sjö žśsund altarisgestur fylgismašur hans forysta til a koma aftur til frumstęšur Nżja testamentiš Kristin trś.

Ķ 1802 a lķkur hreyfing į mešal the Baptisti ķNżr England var ljóstvistur viš Abner Jones og Elias Smišur. Žeir varślfur įhyggjufullur óšur ķ "nafn nafni og trśarjįtning" og įkvešinn til vera ķ eini the nafn Kristinn mašur, hrķfandi the Biblķa eins og žeirra eini fylgja. Ķ 1804, ķ the vestri landamęri įstand afKentucky, Barton W. Steinn og nokkrir annar Öldungakirkjumašur prédikari took lķkur ašgerš tollskyldur žessi žeir vildi taka the Biblķa eins og the " eini viss fylgja til himinn" Thomas Campbell, og hans fręgur sonur, Alexander Campbell, took lķkur stķga ķ the įr 1809 ķ hvaša er nś the įstand afVestur- Meydómur. Žeir keppinautur žessi ómerkingur öxl įbyrgjast į Kristinn mašur eins og a efni af kenning hver er ekki eins og gamall eins og the Nżja testamentiš. Enda žótt žessir fjórir hreyfing varślfur fullkomlega sjįlfstęšur ķ žeirra byrjun loksins žeir logndaušur einn sterkur endursmķši hreyfing žvķ af žeirra sameiginlegur tilgangur og beišni. Žessir mannskapur did ekki talsmašur the byrjun af a nżr kirkja, en fremur a koma aftur til Kristur kirkja eins og lżsa ķ the Biblķa.

Félagsašiid af the kirkja afKristur gera ekki hugsa upp af sig eins og a nżr kirkja ręsir nįlęgur the byrjun af the 19th öld. Fremur, the heild hreyfing er af įsettu rįši til ęxlast ķ samtķmamašur sinnum the kirkja upphaflega fastur į Pentalcost, A.D. 30. The styrkur af the įfrżjun lies ķ the endursmķši af Kristur frumeintak kirkja.

The nżlegur įreišanlegur mat listi fleiri en 15,000 einstaklingur kirkja af Kristur The " kristinn mašur Kallari" a almennur trśarlegur ritverk hver nśtķminn tölfręši višvķkjandi allur the kirkja, mat žessi the alger félagsašiid af the kirkja af Kristur er nś 2,000,000. There ert fleiri en 7000 mannskapur hver prédika opinberlega. Félagsašiid af the kirkja er žunglega ķ the sušur- stjórnvitringur af the Sameinašur Stjórnvitringur, sérstaklegaTennessee ogTexas, žó söfnušur vera til ķ hvor af the fimmtķu stjórnvitringur og ķ fleiri en įttatķu erlendur land. Trśboši śtžensla hefur been vķštękur sķšan the second Heimsstyrjöld ķ Evrópa, Asķa ogAfrķka. Fleiri en 450 fullan vinnudag verkamašur ert stušningsmašur ķ erlendur land. The kirkja af Kristur nś hafa fimm sinnum eins og margir félagsašiid eins og varślfur skżrsla ķ the U.S. Trśarlegur af 1936.

Hópur stušningsmanna the įętlun af organization stofna ķ the Nżja testamentiš, kirkja af Kristur ert sjįlfstęšur Žeirra sameiginlegur trś ķ the Biblķa og višlošun til žess kennsla ert the höfšingi ties hver binda žį saman. There er neitun mišlęgur höfušstöšvar af the kirkja, og neitun organization yfirbošari til the embętti safnašaröldungs af hvor heimamašur söfnušur Söfnušur gera samvinna viljahyggja ķ styšja the munašarleysingi og the gamall, ķ prédikun the gušspjall ķ nżr vallarmašur, og ķ annar lķkur verksmišja.

Félagsašiid af the kirkja afKristur framkoma fjörutķu hįskóli og annar skóli, eins og heilbrigšur eins og sjötķu- fimm munašarleysingjahęli og meš heimžrį fyrir the gamall. There ert um žaš bil 40 tķmarit og annar reglulegur śtgefandi viš einstaklingur félagsašiid af the kirkja. A almennur śtvarp og sjónvarpsžįttur, žekktur eins og "The Kallari af Sannleikur" er styrktarašili viš the Highland Breišstręti kirkja ķGeta, Texas. Mikill af žess įrbók fjįrhagsįętlun af $1,200,000 er gefa į a frjįls- vilja undirstaša viš annar kirkja af Kristur. The śtvarp program er eins og er heyra į fleiri en 800 śtvarp stöš, į mešan the sjónvarpsžįttur er nś birtast į fleiri en 150 stöš Annar vķštękur śtvarp įreynsla žekktur eins og " veröld Śtvarp" owns a net af 28 stöš ķBrasilķa einn, og er óperu- į įhrifarķkan hįtt ķ the Sameinašur Stjórnvitringur og a tala af annar erlendur land, og er tilvera įvextir og gręnmeti ķ 14 tungumįl. Óįkvešinn greinir ķ ensku vķštękur auglżsingar program ķ fremstur žjóšlegur tķmarit began ķ Nóvember 1955.

There ert neitun sišvenja, įrbók fundur, eša opinber starfsmašur ritverk. The " hįlsbindi žessi binda" er a sameiginlegur hollusta til the lögmįl af the endursmķši af Nżr Erfšaskrį Kristin trś.

Ķ hvor söfnušur, hver hefur tilvera langur nógur til verša fullkomlega lķfręnn, there er a flest atkvęši af embętti safnašaröldungs eša öldungakirkjuprestur hver bera fram eins og the skólastjórn. Žessir mannskapur ert herkvaddur mašur viš the heimamašur söfnušur į the undirstaša af hęfni setja nišur ķ the ritningargrein (1 Hręšslugjarn 31:-8). Skammtur undir the embętti safnašaröldungs ert djįkni, kennari, og bošberi fagnašarerindisins eša rįšherra. The seinni gera ekki hafa the vald jafn til eša yfirbošari til the embętti safnašaröldungs. The embętti safnašaröldungs ert smali eša verkstjóri hver bera fram undir the formennska af Kristur according to til the Nżja testamentiš, hver er a góšur af stjórnarskrį There er neitun jaršneskur vald yfirbošari til the embętti safnašaröldungs af the heimamašur kirkja.

Kristur trśa óšur ķ the Biblķa?

The frumeintak eiginhandarįritun af the sextķu sex bók hver bśa til the Biblķa ert yfirvegašur til hafa been gušdómlegur blįsa ķ brjóst, viš hver žaš er millitķš žessi žeir ert óskeikull og opinber Tilvķsun til the ritningargrein er ķ róa sérhver trśarlegur spurning A yfirlżsing frį the ritningargrein er yfirvegašur the žaš sem kemur sķšas orš. undirstöšu- kennslubók af the kirkja og the undirstaša fyrir allur prédikun er the Biblķa.

jį stašhęfing ķ Isaiah 714: er taka eins og a spį af the meyfęšing af Kristur. Nżr Erfšaskrį leiš svo sem eins og Mattur 120:, 25, ert vištekinn į nafnvirši eins og tilkynning af the meyfęšing. Kristur er vištekinn eins og the eini begotten Sonur af Guš, eining ķ hans manneskja fullkominn gušdómur og fullkominn manndómur.

Kristur trśa į forlagatrś

Eini ķ the skilningarvit žessi Guš įkveša fyrirfram the réttlįtur til vera eilķflega spara og the ranglįtur til vera eilķflega glatašur. The stašhęfing af the postuli Fjara śt, " af a sannleikur ÉG skynja žessi Guš er neitun virša af manneskja, en ķ sérhver žjóš he that feareth him and worketh righteousness is acceptable unto him" (Acts 10:34-35) is taken as evidence that God did not predestine individuals to be eternally saved or lost, but that each man determines his own destiny.

Christ baptize only by immersion?

The word baptize comes from the Greek word "baptizo" and literally means, "to dip, to immerse, to plunge." In addition to the literal meaning of the word, immersion is practiced because it was the practice of the church in apostolic times. Still further, only immersion conforms to the description of baptisms as given by the apostle Paul in Romans 6:3-5 where he speaks of it as a burial and resurrection.

No.  Only those who have reached the "age of accountability" are accepted for baptisms. It is pointed out that the examples given in the New Testament are always of those who have heard the gospel preached and have believed it. Faith must always precede baptism, so only those old enough to understand and believe the gospel are considered fit subjects for baptism.

No. Ministers or evangelists of the church have no special prerogatives. They do not wear the title of Reverend or Father, but are addressed simply by the term Brother as are all other men of the church. Along with elders and others they do counsel and advise those seeking help.

No. God the Father is considered the only one to whom the prayers may be addressed. It is further understood that Christ stands in a mediatorial position between God and man (Hebrews 7:25). All prayers are therefore offered through Christ, or in the name of Christ (John 16:23-26).

It is expected that every member of the church will assemble for worship on each Lord's day. A central part of the worship is the eating of the Lord's supper (Acts 20:7). Unless providentially hindered, each member considers this weekly appointment as binding. In many instances, as in the case of illness, the Lord's supper is carried to those who are hindered from attending the worship.

As a result of the distinctive plea of the church a return to New Testament Faith and practice a' cappella singing is the only music used in the worship. This singing, unaccompanied by mechanical instruments of music, conforms to the music used in the apostolic church and for several centuries thereafter (Ephesians 5:19).  It is felt that there is no authority for engaging in acts of worship not found in the New Testament. This principle eliminates the use of instrumental music, along with the use of candles, incense, and other similar elements. (See What Is Christ believe in heaven and hell?

Yes.  The statement of Christ in Matthew 25, and elsewhere, are taken at face value. It is believed that after death each man must come before God in judgment and that he will be judged according to the deeds done while he lived (Hebrews 9:27). After judgment is pronounced he will spend eternity either in heaven or hell.

Christ believe in purgatory?

No. absence of any reference in the scriptures to the temporary place of punishment from which the soul will eventually be released into heaven prevents the acceptance of the doctrine of purgatory.

Each first day of the week the members of the church "lay by in store as they have been prospered" (1 Corinthians 16:2). The amount of any individual gift is generally known only to the one who gave it and to the Lord. This free-will offering is the only call which the church makes. NO assessments or other levies are made. No money-making activities, such as bazaars or suppers, are engaged in. A total if approximately $200,000,000 is given on this basis each year.

Christ have a creed?

No. At least, there is no creed in the usual sense of the word. The belief of the church is stated fully and completely in the Bible. There is no other manual or discipline to which the members of the church of Christ give their allegiance. The Bible is considered as the only infallible guide to heaven.

church of Christ?

In the salvation of man's soul there are 2 necessary parts: God's part and man's part. God's part is the big part, "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift if God; not of works, that no man should glory" (Ephesians 2:8-9). The love which God felt for man led him to send Christ into the world to redeem man. The life and teaching of Jesus, the sacrifice on the cross, and the proclaiming of the gospel to men constitute God's part in salvation.

Though God's part is the big part, man's part is also necessary if man is to reach heaven. Man must comply with the conditions of pardon which the Lord has announced. Man's part can clearly set forth in the following steps:

Hear the Gospel. "How shall they call on him whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe him whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?" (Romans 10:14).

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·                     . "And Peter said unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38).

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Now that you are aware of a church in the 21st century which is built according to the blue prints of Christ's original church, why not become a member of it? In becoming a member of it, you will be called upon to do nothing which you cannot read in the New Testament. You will then live and worship just as the apostle-guided Christians of the first century did.

Not only is this return to New Testament Christianity a wonderful basis upon which all believers in Christ can unite, it is absolutely solid ground. If we do just what our Lord commanded we know that our salvation is certain. Come with us as we go back to the Bible, back to Christ and his church!

 

 

 

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