Who Are We?
It is important to know who you are. Families want to know all about their family history. This allows families to have a sense of belonging. Many in the spiritual world have lost their sense of belonging, simply because they do not know who they are. If you do not know who you are, how can you know where you are going, or why you are here?
The Bible gives us the answers to all these questions, but people must take the time to find the answers that God has provided for his children.
The church of Christ was founded by Jesus Christ. In Matthew 16:18, Jesus told Peter that, "Upon this rock I will build my church." We appreciate the early leaders of the restoration movement but do not view them as the founders of the church. The church began on the day of Pentecost; Acts Chapter 2 describes the implementation of Christ's church in Jerusalem.
Jesus is the only head of the church according to Ephesians 1:22 and Colossians 1:18. Elders and deacons are appointed in keeping with 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 2. The elders are to oversee the church. 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. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are personal beings in the Godhead Colossians 2:9.
They are one in purpose, doctrine, and attitude, but are still separate persons Luke 3:2ff. Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and raised from the dead 1 Corinthians 15:3ff.
Jesus Christ now reigns over his kingdom 1 Corinthians 15:24ff. The Old and New Testaments are the Word of God. They are sufficient unto every good work 2 Timothy 3:16. The Bible alone must be held up in spiritual matters. The New Testament is what those living today will be judged by Hebrews 9. The Old Testament is our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ Galatians 3:24. Jesus died for you and for me, and he wants to save us both. As men are saved, God adds them to the church Acts 2:47.