The very direct short answer is that the church of Christ is the New Testament church. That is, it is the church you read about in the New Testament. Everything from its Founder in the Gospels; it’s establishment in Acts 2; it’s growth through Acts 2-28; it’s organization, work, and worship in the epistles; to its ultimate reward in Revelation - it’s all there in the New … [Read more...] about New Video Series: What Is The Church of Christ?
This will almost always come up at some point in a discussion on the necessity of baptism. Many times it gets thrown in after several passages have been cited to establish the biblical teaching on baptism. In the face of the multiplicity of passages that establish the necessity of baptism, the opponent will say something like, “well, the thief on the cross wasn’t … [Read more...] about Common Objections to Baptism: The Thief on the Cross Wasn’t Baptized
Baptismal Regeneration isn’t a term you’ll find in the Bible. It is a made up term used as a “straw man” argument by those who deny the necessity of baptism for salvation. A “straw man” argument is a tactic used by those who can’t answer an opposing view directly so they create a “straw man” and attack that instead. Then, showing the fake argument to be incorrect, they will … [Read more...] about Common Objections To Baptism: Baptismal Regeneration
Wikipedia defines “proof-texting” as “the practice of using isolated, out-of-context quotations from a document to establish a proposition in eisegesis (introducing one’s own presuppositions, agendas, or biases).” The biblical text has context! The only way a person can teach something from the biblical text that it doesn’t teach is by taking “isolated, out-of-context … [Read more...] about Common Objections To Baptism: It’s Not Part of the Gospel
One of the most common objections to baptism for the remission of sins is that it is “a work” and “salvation is not of works” (quoting Ephesians 2:9 out of context). The principle problem of the Jewish Christians in the early church was that they were coming out of a corrupted practice of the Law of Moses. The Jews of Jesus day had begun to practice a Law of … [Read more...] about Common Objections To Baptism: It’s A Work