The nine articles in this category read and studied can produce a clear understanding of what the true church consists of, its make up and workings.
From the following nine articles we can find out:
- The Early NT Church
- There’s only one church which is the Body of Christ
- The make up of the Church
- The scriptural name of the church
- What day the early church gathered to worship for a church service
- Steps in being baptized
- Baptism saves
- The work of the church
- Items of scriptural worship
Examine the following articles, they are crucial in knowing what the New Testament has to say on these subjects. These articles go into that and much more for a clearer understanding of what the church is and about. Set a weekly time period for studying the New Testament, learn as much as you can each time.
Note this website uses the King James and New American Standard Bible, this is mentioned here for the most part because they are accurate. I use the King James because it is accurate and free on the internet and not a ©. A New American Standard Bible verse is used at times because it explains the verse better.
You have to be careful what New Testament you are using as the newest ones have had more research involved although the King James of which I use works well for me, along with the New American Standard Bible.
Other translations I can recommend are:
- Revised Standard version
- New Revised Standard version
- New American Standard Bible, (NASB)
- Amplified Bible
The Amplified Bible can be helpful in understanding a verse better, but on my site I only use it occasionally, because a verse can be to long.
There are other good translations out there though that I’m not familiar with.
Each of the following article titles with a • in front are links to the article.
- The Early NT Church:
The article goes into what caused the early New Testament Church to Apostatize.
- One Church One Body:
The New Testament teaches there’s only one church and the article goes into detail that metaphorically the Church and the body represent the same thing.
The church is where Christians come together to worship, but it also represents the body which constitutes the Church as a whole.
- The Church:
The church is where Christians come together to worship, but it also represents a body that Christians are members of and gives them the way to eternal life.
The article explains what should take place in a scriptural service and reveals what the church is.
- Scriptural Name Of The Church:
The name of the church should be what the New Testament only teaches.
The article goes into detail in explaining this fact.
- Why Do Christians Assemble for Worship on Sunday?
An interesting article on the two scriptures that give us the day Sunday for worship in the church.
- Part 1 Salvation
In order to shorten the reading length of Salvation I divided it into 3 parts.
The viewer can then determine what they want to read.
Covered in part 1 is Hear, Believe, and Repent.
These three steps setup a person for the preparedness for baptism.
- Part 2 Salvation
Covered here is, Confess and Baptism the steps necessary for entrance into the Church of Christ and acquire the name christian.
When a preacher baptizes a person he says, do you believe Jesus Christ is the son of God? when the person says yes, that is a confession, then the person is baptized, immersed into the water, completely covered by the water.
- Part 3 Salvation
Some examples of Living Faithful
- Part 1 Baptism Saves:
Two important descriptions on baptism, Baptism a Command and Baptism Essential.
The article explains the importance of baptism.
- Part 2 Baptism Saves:
Baptism Puts One into Christ where salvation is found and baptism is a Burial in water, completely covered in water.
- Part 1: Work Of The Church
Preaching the gospel is one of three works of the church and this first part goes into what it consists of.
- Part 2: Work Of The Church
In this part the second work of the church Edification is covered and discussed, encouraging viewers to read.
- Part 3: Work Of The Church
The third work Benevolence describes its function for the church and is limited to the church. Individuals members though have unlimited desires for helping those in need and eliminates the church involving itself in works not ascribed to the church.
- Items of Scriptural Worship:
When you read the New Testament you’re looking into a window of the past from some 2000 years ago. For how a service is held today in a Church of Christ, we pattern after how the early church held their services, nothing added. A Church of Christ service is well done and the necessary requirements are met.