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50 Reasons Why I’m A Member of the Church of Christ.

In this article I will break down the top 50 reasons why I’m a member of the church of Christ. If you are a member of the Lord’s church, I hope this article will encourage you to be faithful to the Lord and his cause, and encourage other Christians to be faithful as well. If you are not a member of the Lord’s church, I’m praying that after you read this information and do your a little research and open up your Bible, you will be willing to go against anything that stands in the way of obeying the Lord.  No matter if its family tradition, mega-church tradition, or whatever.  If you are a hater of the church of Christ, hopefully you will see the error of your way. Put down the animosity and obey the gospel of Christ before it’s too late.

I’m so thankful that I’m a member of the church of Christ. I’m thankful that the Lord counted me worthy to be in His non denominational church actually, it’s anti-denominations. Against the false teachings of men and wormen.  In John 17 Jesus prayed that there will be 48,000 denominations to accomplish his mission here on earth? NO! He prayed that they all may be ONE! John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone but for those also who shall believe on me through their words, that they may all be one as thou are in me, that they may be one in us. That the world might believe that thou has sent me.  How will the world believe with all the confusion? 

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Reason #1 

The church of Christ is purposed in the mind of God.  The word purpose means, “the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.” God has a plan for his church.  His purpose was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to the eternal purpose that He accomplished in Christ  Jesus our Lord. God is not the author of confusion

I Corinthians 14:33 

Reason #2 

It’s purchased with the blood of Jesus Christ. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.  Acts 20:28.  Some will say, “is church of Christ Mormon?” No. Jesus purchased the church not Joseph Smith.

Reason #3   

Prophesied by Isaiah the prophet.  Did you know that Christ church is prophesied in the old testament?  Some try to go to church of Christ wiki, but I say go to church of Christ Bible!  It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains,  and shall be lifted up above the hills;

and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:2-3  We see the fulfillment in Acts 2.

Reason #4  

She (the church) seeks to go by the word of God..Is every member perfect.  Nope, I know I’m not. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.  I John 1:7.  

Amber Head in her video, “Why I left the church of Christ.  Acts as though members in the Lord’s church are miserable and have no joy.  She needs to visit us in Roanoke Rapids.  Christ has Grace and Truth!!  Grace we do not deserve or earn and truth.  You have to be obedient, She sounds like the better felt than told crowd.  Here are some 7 verses on the importance of obeying the word of God.

Verse #1 

And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 2 Thes 1:7-10

Verse #2 

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. 2 Cor 5:10

Verse# 3 

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. Rev 20:12

Verse #4

 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. James 2:24

Verse #5

If you love me keep my commandments John 14:15 

Verse #6

Your are my friends if you do whatsoever I command you.  John 15:14

Verse#7

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?

 

No one earns salvation, but we are created in Christ Jesus for good works.  

How can you do anything without rules?  Amber was sitting in a van or some type of vehicle does she drive down the wrong side of the road?  She doesn’t want rules or guidance in relationship to God but in every other area of life, I assume, she wants rules. It’s amazing how people say that it’s church of Christ rules and regulations. Instead of saying what does the Bible teach?  I’m thankful to be a member of the church of Christ.  Christ and His church is the best thing to happen to me!!  Oh, I almost forgot. Over 20 years ago, I spent .5 semesters in college, not 5 semester but a half of one semester.  The only thing I remember is what Reggie told me as I was complaining about something.  In his New York accent he looked me right in the face and said, “If you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem.”  God wants us to work to be part of the solution.  (You can do a Youtube search to find Amber Head church of Christ video or why I left the church of Christ Youtube) “Growing up church of Christ is a blessing!”

Reason #5

The church of Christ is the body of Christ.  There is one body.  Ephesians 4.  I know some will say that the 48,000+ religions make up the one body.  This doesn’t make much sense.  How can one organism have so many bodies?

I need to pause right here.  If you need a church of Christ directory or you need to do a church of Christ near me search or a church of Chris near me now search.  Go to www.matthew1618.com and use the directory there.  Thanks, OK back to work!

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# 6-20 Reasons why I am a member of the church of Christ!

Reason #6 

The church of Christ is non denominational..church of Christ Mormon roots is foreign to the Bible.  The Lord’s church was established long before Joseph Smith was born.  

Reason #7 

Christ is the founder.  When people say who is the church of Christ founder or where did the church of Christ originate from? I tell them Jesus Christ.  All of the denominations in the world are founded by men or women.  Even though, they may have had good intentions Christ promised to build His Church. Search the scriptures you will not find one denomination in them.  

Want to test your knowledge concerning the church?  Here is a survey it only take a few minutes to complete.  

 

Reason #8 

Because Christ’s church is a type of Ark.  

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.

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How many arks were there during Noah’s day?  Only one.  How many people were saved?  Eight souls.  Did God have the power to send a cloud down and save Noah and his family?  Did God have the power to make 20,000 Arks?  OF COURSE!  But, he made only authorize Noah to build one.

Reason #9 

I can open up the Bible and read about it!!  Matthew 16:18  And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.  Did you know Peter’s name means a little stone.  But the word Jesus used was a bedrock.  Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God…the church is not built upon Peter, just a few verses later Jesus told Peter to, “get behind me Satan.” See verse 23 of Matthew chapter 16.

Reason #10 

Since we just discussed it.  I’m happy to be a member of the Lord’s church because it is built on the ROCK, not a rock.  No other foundation can any man lay.  He is the sure and tried stone. ‘

Isaiah 28:16. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

Reason #11 

Each church of Christ congregation is autonomous. The headquarters for the churches of Christ is in heaven.  No Bible example of a Pope or a pastor over multiple congregations.  For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: Titus 1:5

Reason #12 

It is organized according to the word of God.  Elders, Pastors or Bishops all synonymous terms. Decons, preachers, teachers, members, brothers and sisters in Christ.  No Reverend, no big me and no little you!  See 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. 

Reason #13

The saved are added to it!!  You never read of anyone in the Bible joining the church of their choice or finding a Bible believing church.  The Lord added the save to the body of Christ.  Act 2:47

Reason # 14

I corinthians 1:10-13

It is anti-denomination.  Man teach any denomination not so in the Bible!  Notice Paul’s teachings inspired by the Holy Spirit. 

 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

The true church of Jesus Christ is in the Bible.

Reason #15 

There is no salvation in any other name.  Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

 

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This may be true according to William Shakspeare but, when it comes to the Bible there is no salvation in any other name…at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess.

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Reason #16

Christ is the head.  No man or woman is the head of the church of Christ.  

Ephesians 1:22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is his body

Reason #17

There is no creed book.  You mean to tell me there is no discipline or manual.  Nope!  Just the Bible!  We are not the United church of Christ but we are united based on the word of God.  It makes us one when we adhere to it. 2 Timothy 3:16

Reason #18

In the Lord’s church we call no man Reverend.  He sent redemption to his people he commanded his covenant  holy and reverend is his name.  Some versions may say Awesome.  That’s God’s title.

 

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Someone is tampering with the seed of the kingdom!

Reason #19 

Christ’s church recognizes the seed of the kingdom.  The seed of the kingdom is the word of God. Luke 8:11

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

Gen 1:11

If the seed is the word of God, and every seed brings forth after it’s kind.  How do we get so many teachings that didn’t come from the seed?

Reason #20

The church belongs to God.  Acts 20:28 Feed the church of God which he purchased with his own blood. If you search church of Christ beliefs vs Baptist online a lot of information will come up.  If you search baptist in the Bible you will read about John but that is not a church. He didn’t establish a church.  He glorified Christ. John 1:29

Reason #21 

The church is the Bride of Christ.  Is Christ a polygamist?  How many wives does he have? The church of Christ is his bride and she wears His name.

Reason #22 

Christ is coming back for her.  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. I Corinthians 15:24.

Reason #23

I’m a member of God’s church because it started in Jerusalem and not Memphis TN.  No offense Memphis residents!  Isaiah 2:3 for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

 

And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. Acts 1:4

Reason #24 She teaches God’s plan of salvation. (see video)

Reason #25 

So, here is my reason #25.  Because the church of Christ is the Bride of Christ.  

Ephesians 5

 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

 
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Reason #26 

I want to go to heaven!!  There is no promised of salvation made in the Bible to any denomination.  Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.  

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Reason #27

Because Paul was a member of the church of Christ.  He couldn’t have been a member of a denomination, they were not around at that time.   Paul was guide by the Holy Spirit to pen 13 or 14 books of the new testament.

I Corinthians 11:1 Follow me as I follow Christ.. 

Reason #28

The church of Christ teaches what the Bible stresses, “one faith.”  Ok, some say, that’s church of Christ legalism.  But they should say, that’s Bible.”

Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism….

Reason #29

We take the word of God over false teachers and over angels! 

Galatians 1:8 NIV

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!

 

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Reason #30

Some ask, “What are the church of Christ beliefs on death?”  or they say, “What does the church of Christ believe about death? Check out the video from the world video Bible School.  See it below!!

Reason #31

The Lord’s church is everywhere.  The is a church of Christ in India and there are churches of Christ in Texas.  I’m sure there are some areas in the world where the truth has not reached or the truth still needs to be sown.  That’s our sole mission in life is to spread the gospel of Christ.

Reason #32

I’m getting ready to jump put of my chair….OK, calm down.  It will never be destroy.  Wow!  Christ’s church will never be destroyed.  Kingdoms rise and fall.  Not the kingdom of God!  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.  Ephesian 3:21 ESV

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Reason #33

Christ’s church is built upon the apostles.  Jesus told them that the Holy Spirit would guide them in to all true.  John 16:13

No made made church has the apostles as the foundation.  Because, the apostle had already preached and taught about Christ’s church.

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Ephesian 2:20 KJV

Reason #34

OK, I know this is similar to reason #33.

Christ’s church is built upon the prophets.  

No made made church has the prophets as the foundation.  Because, the prophets had already preached and taught about the coming Messiah and His kingdom.

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Ephesian 2:20 KJV

Reason #35 

I’m a member of the church of Christ because there is every nationality in the Lord’s body.  There are white and black church of Christ preachers.  There are white, Black, Hispanic, Indian, Filipino, and nearly every other nationality.  Are we perfect?  Nope.  But, as we love Christ more we will love one another more as well.

Reason #36

Because of the fellowship with other like minded Christians!  I’ve had so much support from my brothers and sisters in Christ.  Especially, my minister and his wife!  They’ve been there for every member in time of need.  What a powerful testimony.

Reason #37

We are reconciled in one body.  God promised to reconcile Jew and Gentile in one body not 48,000 bodies all with different faiths and doctrine.

…and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility Ephesians 2:11 NIV

Reason #38

The church of Christ the pillar and ground of the truth.  The chruch supports the truth.  So, when skeptics say,”there are problems with church of Christ doctrine.  I defend her doctrine by simply opening up the Bible and sharing BCV  Book, Chapter, Verse.

But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

I Tim 3:15 KJV

Reason #39

When I’m in Christ’s church I’m in his Christ Kingdom.  Colossians 1:13 KJV 

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

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Reason #40

Christ is king in his kingdom.  In Matthews 25 the Lord stated many times how important this kingdom is, he told of the pearl of great price.  When we find the king and the kingdom we sell all that we have to take part in this kingdom over-which Christ is the king.

Reason #41

I’m a member of the church of Christ because we believe what the Bible teaches concern being Christians and only Christians.  No need for suffixes  or prefixes.  You wont find them in the Bible.

Reason #42

Because the church is God’s house.  House of God not house of Baptist!  But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

I Timothy 3:15 KJV

Reason # 43

I like this reason.  The Lord’s church teaches what the real meaning of life is all about!

Marke 8:36 KJV

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

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Reason #44

I’m a member of the church of Christ because we follow the New Testament pattern when it comes to the type of music we use..  We sing ACAPELLA!  9 times in the New Testament times music in mention and it is ACAPELLA! Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:12, Matthew 26:30, and others.

Reasons 46-50

Reason #46

Ok, I can’t forget this reason.  In Christ our prayers are heard.  I Peter 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their prayers;
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

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Reason #47

I want to be where all spiritual blessings are!  They are in Christ, in his body, in his church.  Ephesians 1:3.  Some of these blessings include: prayer, forgiveness of sins, eternal life and more.

Reason #48

The Lord’s church serves the Lord’s supper on the first day of the week. Acts 20:7

Reason #49

The Lord’s church gives upon the first day of the week!  I Corinthians 16:1-2.  The same terms are used “upon the first day of the week” for giving and contribution, why does the contribution get collected every first day of the week but the communion will not be served?

Reason #50

Yea!! We made it!  I have a good one to end it on too…In the church of Christ we have joy that is immeasurable.  How could the apostle Paul say rejoice always and again I say rejoice?  He was imprisoned when writing that letter to the church of Christ at Philippi? He knew what he was doing was based upon the word of God and not the traditions of men.

 

Great job following every step of the way.  Go to matthew1618.com to get more information on the church of Christ.  Brother Grady Jones

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