What is the Church of Christ?

“What’s the difference between the Church of Christ and….”

We often hear this very question. Maybe you’re wondering the same thing. If you don’t mind, let us take just a moment to explain a few of these things to you.

(*Note – Hover your mouse cursor over any of the scripture references in the article below to read what the Bible says!)

The church of Christ is…

  • The pre-denominational body of Christ. We are not protestant. We are not a denomination. Actually, the church of Christ pre-dates even the Catholic Church! We were established on the Day of Pentecost around A.D. 33 (cf. Acts 2) and have existed since then anywhere that a group of people has had a desire to “seek the old paths” (think Jeremiah 6:16). Think about it this way: Jesus Christ came to establish one church (see Matthew 16:18-19; Ephesians 4:3-6), not many denominations! Paul encouraged the church in Corinth to completely joined together in the same mind and judgment (see 1 Corinthians 1:10). That boils down to this: God never meant for there to be a bunch of different theological ideas and religious preferences floating around! It’s not about your or my preference – it’s about what God wants. It’s for that reason, that we are…
  • Always seeking to be what God had in mind. There’s one word that sums up this idea: restoration. Over time, religion has become polluted by the teachings of men (see Matthew 15:7-9; also 1 John 2:19; 1 Timothy 4:1-3). It’s our goal not to be led by these teachings, but to seriously and honestly examine God’s Word, and let it alone be our guide. Where it speaks, we listen. Where it is silent, we remain so.
  • Simple, reverent, and Biblical. There are a lot of different philosophies floating around out there today about what a church should be. It seems as though many of these ideas only serve to complicate things. There’s so much flash and dazzle in many churches today that it’s impossible to find God for the smoke and lasers. We seek to simply worship reverently, simply, and as God commanded the church in the first century to worship. We seek to add nothing more, but to worship with all of our heart in truth (see John 4:23-24).
  • Not made of perfect people, but strives for perfection. We all sin, and to say that we don’t would be fooling ourselves (see 1 John 1:8). Still, there is the expectation that we strive not to do our best, or better than the next person, but we aim to be like Christ (see 1 Peter 1:16, 2:21; 1 John 5:18). He is who we ultimately strive to be like.
  • Loving, caring, and concerned about you. Jesus commands us to love our neighbors (see Mark 12:29-31). That would be you! If we can help in any way, whether physically, but especially spiritually, let us know!

What We Believe

Want to know more about he church of Christ? Click here! God – There is one God (Ephesians 4:4-6) who is the creator of the Universe (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3), and also the creator of all mankind (Genesis 1:26-28). For this reason, he has ultimate authority over all His creation. He loves us (1 John 4:8-10) deeply, …

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What is Our Worship to God Like?

To find out more about the church of Christ, Click Here. The Hardin church of Christ is located in Hardin, KY, just about half way between Benton and Murray. We meet on the first day of every week, just as the early church did (Acts 20:7) and have Bible study on Wednesday nights. Often visitors …

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