2 pointsObviously Mr. Happy, you have not visited the forums rules section. I suggest you visit it before posting any more. Your last post contains a Scripture reference that is from a bible version that is not permitted here. Here is the rule that forbids this by the site owner: "Feel free to quote the Bible, if you do we ask that you use the KJV. This is done to avoid confusion. The Administrators and Moderators of this site believe that the KJV is Gods preserved Word for the English speaking people, and we ask that you respect that and use the KJV when quoting scripture." It is also customary for new members to introduce them selves in the introduction forum, which you have not done.
1 pointRomans 16:16, "The Churches of Christ" The apostle Paul said, "Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you." Romans 16:16 "... churches..." Please note that the the word "churches" is in the plural tense. As the apostle Paul preached the gospel, people were converted and churches, or assemblies, of saints were established in the various cities. Every assembly was independent from one another in location and authority but had fellowship and a bond of oneness in Christ with one another. " ... churches of Christ ..." A true church, true local assembly, belonged to Christ as the head of the church. The Lord Jesus said, "... I will build my church ..." Matthew 16: 18. We do need to take careful note that the word "churches" is not capitalized. The Error of the Church of Christ Denomination Although "The Church of Christ," or "Churches of Christ," denomination, or "Cambellism," does not like to be called a denomination, nonetheless, the "Churches of Christ" are a denomination. The "Church of Christ" denomination take the title of their name from Romans 16:16. And, that the "Churches of Christ" capitalize the word "Church" as a "title." This is an error. The "Church of Christ" denomination have erroneous beliefs concerning baptism, music, what constitutes a local church, the body of Christ, and are openly hostile towards independent Baptist and many other like-minded churches. Baptism of a Means of Salvation The de-facto spokesman for the Church of Christ, Joe R. Barnett, the Church of Christ, Internet Ministries, states, "The New Testament teaches baptism as an act which is essential to salvation (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16)." 1 1. Barnett, Joe R., Church of Christ, Internet Ministries, <https://church-of-christ.org/the-churches-of-christ-who-are-these-people >. Copied on September 9, 2019 A Tirade Against Baptists After a tirade of miss-use, mingling, ignoring, and twisting of History, Baptist History, Church History, the scriptures, and what consitutes an true New Testament Church, Mr. Wayne Jackson, concludes with this remark concerning his tirade against all Baptists, "Finally, we are forced to make this concluding comment. It is a tragedy of enormous magnitude that some of our own brethren now are granting authenticity to this humanly-devised denomination. May these erring brothers hear the words of God’s apostle: “For if I build up again those things which I once destroyed, I prove myself a transgressor” (Gal. 2:18)." 2 Most "Church of Christ" ministers, and full-time workers, do not consider independent Baptist churches New Testament churches. In fact, they will state, or give the impression, that only they (the Churches of Christ), are New Testament churches. Conclusion Due to "The Church of Christ" denomination taking their title from Romans 16:16, and 1 Corinthians 1:2, many folks are not aware that Paul was simply letting the saints at Rome know that the other churches were part of fellowship of churches belonging to Christ and wanted to bring the saints at Rome greetings. Due to the "Church of Christ" using Romans 16:16, and 1 Corinthians 1:2, as a title to their denomination they are causing confusion among the saints, the world in general, and the religious world. 2. Jackson, Wayne, Christian Courier, https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/374-baptist-church-an-historical-perspective-the>. Copied on September 9, 2019
1 point1 Corinthians 14:34-35 (KJV) 34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
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