What We Believe

 

First and foremost, we at the Millport church of Christ believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God 
(John 20:31), and that He became flesh and dwelled among mankind. We believe that He willingly laid 
down his life by way of crucifixion in order that our sins can be washed away and we can enjoy the 
benefits of eternal salvation. We believe that God is the God of the entire creation and that He is 
a gracious, loving, and merciful God. His desire is that all people can come to the "knowledge of the 
truth."

Our obedience to the Gospel includes: 

  • The repentance from our sins as Peter told his audience on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:38 – “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

  • The New Testament teaches that there is only one way to access the blood of Christ. That is only through baptism, i.e. immersion in water.

    • Galatians 3:27 – “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”

    • Romans 6:3-4 – “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

  • Each individual must confess, before man, that Jesus is the Son of God:

    • Romans 10:10 – “For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”

  • Our obedience to the gospel continues for the rest of our life thru being faithful to God:

    • Revelation 2:10 – “…be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

  

We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God as pointed out in II Timothy 3:16,17 – “All 
Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for 
training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 
In order to be faithful and fruitful Christians, we must carry out the principals of the New Testament in 
our lives. We can only accomplish this by God’s grace and through daily prayer and Bible study! 

 

 

There are many similarities between the churches of Christ and the "Restoration Movement" spearheaded by Alexander Campbell and Barton stone, the church of Christ is not a denomination claiming Stone and Campbell as the "head." These men did wonderful things to restore the church to its original New Testament form, but they were not perfect and their ideas concerning the church were not all perfect. We do not consider ourselves to be a "Stone-Campbell" church, but simply a part of the church that Christ had Peter established in Acts 2 and we pray and work diligently to be the bride that Christ expects us to be. 

 

Adapted from the Madison (Miss.) church of Christ