THE NAME

Quite often, people see the name church of Christ and think of us as “just another denomination.” However, this is not the case. We believe that the Bible teaches us that the divisiveness of denominationalism is against Gods will. When Paul wrote to the Corinthian church he condemned this very practice (1 Corinthians 1:10-13).

Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion that they that believe in Him be one, (John 17:20-23). Further the Bible teaches us that there is only one body (Ephesians 4:4) and continued study shows us that body is the church (Colossians 1:18), and that the church is His body (Ephesians 1:22-23).

Since we read in Matthew 16:18 that Jesus Christ was going to build His church and as that church is his body, the name church of Christ does not refer to “simply another denomination,” but is rather a name that denotes who the church belongs to. It is also a name that we can find scriptural authorization for (Romans 16:16).