Our country has witnessed many Presidential Campaigns. The major political parties have always previously adopted party platforms on which they stand, and express what they believe. The candidates run on these party platforms to obtain and maintain party unity.
PLATFORM OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST
Jesus Christ made and gave, for all time, the Christian platform (Matthew 26:28, Jude 3). He commanded that this platform be preached by all faithful servants to all nations (II Timothy 2:2, Matthew 28:18-20). All who will stand with Christ must stand upon this platform, or covenant (agreement), or Gospel (Matthew 7:21). God laid, and Christ is, the foundation upon which all right religion must be based (Matthew 16:18-19, I Corinthians 3:11). No man can rightfully separate Christ from the Christian platform (II Thessalonians 1:7-9). Continue reading
The word church means: “CALLED OUT.” Those who are members of the church are “called out” of the world and into the Lord’s church which is his body. Several things need to be understood in regards to the church. But it may also contain something other than water. There may be oil, detergent, rocks or sand or any number of other things in the jug. But if I say this container holds only water and nothing but water, that excludes everything else. Continue reading
“The Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47). Only those who are saved according to God’s instructions are in the Lord’s church. But how many churches does the Lord have? Jesus says in Matthew 16:18, “Upon this rock I will build My church.” The word “My” shows possession and that the church belongs to Jesus. The word church is singular not plural. The Lord only promised to build His one church. Continue reading