FACEBOOK Church of Christ (Acts 20:27) ><>

<>< WELCOME TO THE FACEBOOK CHURCH OF CHRIST FORUM, WHO WELCOMES ALL (Rom. 16:16). WHETHER YOUR A BELIEVER OR NOT, OUR DOORS ARE OPEN TO YOU (Luke 14:15-25). -|-

- Primary GOALS of the FACEBOOK CoC -
~(2Tim. 3:15-17)~
1) EVANGELIZE the lost.
2) EDIFY the saved.
3) EXPOSE false teaching.

<>< This is not a club. This is a calling to "obey" Christ by making disciples (Heb 5:9, Luke 24:47). Making disciples is the true calling and function of the church (Matt. 28:18-20). Jesus simply said, "go make disciples". A disciple is one who FOLLOWS the DOCTRINE and LIFESTYLE of their teacher > Jesus (1John 2:6). In order to be saved, ones doctrine and lifestyle must be right (1Tim. 4:16, 2John 9-11). The gospel is more than just a system of beliefs to be belieived but is also a lifestyle to be lived (Titus 2:11-14, Rom. 6:1-5). Much of today's "churches" have lost this concept. The gospel consists of 1) Facts 2) commands and 3) promises (Acts 2:36-38, 1Cor. 15:1-5). The gospel (Rom. 1:17), has facts to be believed, commands to be obeyed and promises to be received (Acts 2:36-38, 1Cor. 15:1-5). The truth is, mankind has broken God's LAW and is in need of salvation (Exodus 20:1-20, Rom. 3:20-22 and 7:8, Gal. 3:24). To be SAVED one must do the "will of God"(Matt. 7:21, 1John 2:17). The first step in doing the "will of God" is to "obey the gospel"(Rom. 10:16), which means by FAITH one must BELIEVE (in who Christ is and what He did), Repent, be Baptized (Confess Jesus is Lord) and then Faithfully Follow Christ as a disciple (John 8:24 and 31-32, John 15:1-8, Luke 9:23-26, John 6:66-69). This is what it means to "obey the gospel". Have you "obeyed the gospel?" If not, "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR" (Acts 22:16)?

<>< Faith (pistis) is more than intellectual belief (pisteuo). Faith is the reaction of ones whole being: Mind, heart, and soul. It is belief of the mind, submission of the heart and obedience of the will (Matt. 22:37-40). Biblical defined faith is everything that embodies the "will of God"(Matt. 7:21) False teachers REDEFINE the meaning of faith, redefine the action of repentance and redefine the purpose of baptism. As a result, the gospel itself becomes redefined (2Pet. 3:16-18). False teachers teach partial truths as whole truths (Acts 20:27). ETERNITY IS TO LONG TO GET THIS WRONG.

** F - forsaking
** A - all
** I - i
** T - take
** H - him

The church of christ is built upon the message and messiahship (Deity) of Jesus (John 6:66-69 and 8:24, 1Cor. 15:1-5) - The GOSPEL -|-

-|- FAITH PROPERLY DEFINED (James 2:19-24)
- BELIEF is faith trusting
- REPENTANCE is faith turning
- CONFESSION is faith speaking
- BAPTISM is faith obeying
- DISCIPLESHIP is faith following

X we reject the doctrine of eternal security (OSAS)
X we reject the lie of unconditional election
X we reject the teaching of "faith alone"
X we reject the false teaching of pouring/sprinkling for baptism
X we reject the lie that baptism is only a symbol or sign
X we reject the lie that baptism is not neccesary for salvation
X we reject that baptism of the Holy Spirit/ miracles are in operation TODAY
X we reject the use of musical instruments in worship
X we reject the so called "sinners prayer" for ones salvation

NOTE: one cannot get saved through a man made doctrine (Rom. 6:17).
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> our creed is Christ (John 5:38-40) <
> our statement of faith is scripture (2Tim. 3:15-17) <
> our tradition is truth (John 8:31-32) <
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<>< It's not our name that makes us the church of Christ, it's our message (Acts 2:38). We are Bible based and Christ centered (John 5:38-40).
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We WELCOME those who agree and respectfully disagree, yet open minded. This is an OPEN FORUM for those seeking truth and looking for answers (Heb. 11:6). As a reminder, this FORUM has three primary goals, which are to glorify Christ - 1) EDIFY the saved 2) EVANGELIZE the lost and 3) EXPOSE false teaching (2Tim. 3:15-17). Whether you are a saint or a sinner expect to be loved yet challenged with truth (Eph. 4:14-18). The doors are open to all who seek the truth from the SCRIPTURES. When discussing a Bible subject we must ask, "what does the Bible say?"(Matt. 4:1-10) -|-

>>----> ATTENTION MEMBERS: Please ADD family and friends to our forum that they may hear the gospel, get saved and GROW (Matt. 28:18-20). I, Brian Stokes, am so grateful for all you and give you THANKS for making this forum possible - This forum was founded on December 26, 2010, but under a different name (True church of Christ) by me (Brian Stokes). Since then, we have been blessed with the help of other admins and members to keep this forum growing.

*** "In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things, charity."(Eph. 4:1-6).

The above statements were written by Brian Stokes. May these truths be shared with others. Thank you (Matt. 6:33). -|-

Admin. NOTICE: As founder of this group, i state that admins are not permitted to change settings nor add / take away from what has been stated above with out my consent. Friends, check out these study web sites:
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www.gospelway.com
www.biblestudyguide.org
www.bebaptized.org
www.apologeticspress.com
www.biblequestions.org
www.thegospelofchrist.com
www.church-of-christ.org
www.tftw.org
www.bible.ca
www.thegospelspeaks.com
www.thebible.net
www.searchingfortruth.org
www.hawthornechurchofchrist.org
www.westarkchurchofchrist.org
www.charlottesvillechurchofchrist.org
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