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).
WHAT ARE THE PLANKS IN THE PLATFORM?
Paul gives the planks in the platform of the Church of Christ in Ephesians 4:3-6, and he urged that we strongly endeavor “to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3).” Sadly, the present religious world is in confusion, division, and conflict on every one of the seven planks of this platform! We plead with all to reconsider these planks upon which the unity and the hope of Heaven is placed.
- One God———–Unity of Worship
- One Lord———-Unity of Authority
- One Body———-Unity of Organization
- One Spirit———-Unity of Life in Christ
- One Faith———-Unity of Teaching
- One Baptism——-Unity of Practice
- One Hope———-Unity of Purpose
All men should be interested in this question and should be willing to search honestly for the answer. Too many have been so long in a denominational mind-set that they come to the Bible with glasses colored with error. Their clouded mind-set will not allow them to see clearly the New Testament church! The term “church” itself means THECALLED OUT (Matthew 16:18). Continue reading “The Description of the church of Christ, By Gary Colley”