2-15-2017 Love The Church Of Christ

“As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd” (John 10:15-16 NKJV). “This fold” are the Jews, for “there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings” (John 10:19 NKJV). The “other sheep” were non-Jews, or “Gentiles,” to be included through His death, along with Jews, who hear His Gospel. “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself” (John 12:32 NKJV). Jesus’ blood purchased the church (Acts 20:28). “John, to the seven churches” wrote of Jesus Christ as, “Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood” (Revelation 1:5 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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Public Discussion on Water Baptism – May 27 & 28, 2016

This advertisement is via an email announcement being made by the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, TX:

On Friday and Saturday night, Jack Honeycutt of the Willette church of Christ will be discussing the essentiality of baptism for the remission of sins with Michael Brawner, a Missionary Baptist Preacher. Jack will affirm the proposition, “The Scriptures teach, ‘a person must be baptized in water as a requirement for salvation.'” Michael Brawner will affirm the proposition, “The Scriptures teach, ‘a person’s last requirement for soul salvation is faith only in Jesus Christ, coming from the heart.'”

GBN will broadcast the event live, with pre-event coverage beginning at 5:30pm CDT each evening. Mike Hixson and Bart Warren will host GBN’s coverage of the event. The event can be viewed on our GBN cable stations, as well as on our website.

Recently, Jack Honeycutt was in the studio and talked about some of the events leading up to the public discussion.The recording of this interview is available also by clicking here.

#baptist-church, #church-of-christ, #faith-alone, #purpose-of-water-baptism, #religious-debates

4-14-2016 What Is The Church of Christ #4

Christians must “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 3-4 NKJV).  This tells us: (1) “the faith,” or the New Testament, does not change, nor has it changed, since its completion in the 1st Century; (2) trying to find the church of Christ among the twisted teachings of ungodly men is hopeless; and (3) claiming the church of Christ includes all of that twisted teaching is not true!  “The faith” is the only source of pure teaching about the churches of Christ and among the churches of Christ.  The church of Christ is found back to the Bible alone.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#church-of-christ, #the-faith

2-9-2016 Organized Religion

It is impossible to be a Christian and stay out of “organized religion.” After Jesus’ resurrection, people asked the Apostles “what shall we do?” “Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit’” (Acts 2:38 NKJV). “Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:41-42 NKJV). “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47 NKJV). Those who obeyed the Gospel immediately were added to the church of Christ and assembled to worship God. Those saved were “organized” by God’s Word.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

 

 

#baptized, #church-of-christ, #organized-religion

12-15-2015 Whose Church Is It?

Who started the church of Christ? Jesus Christ, of course. After Peter confessed: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” Jesus told the Apostles, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:16-18 NKJV). The church of Christ “He [has] purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28 NKJV). People who want to be in the church must “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38 NKJV). Those who “gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them” (Acts 2:41 NKJV). And since “the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47 NKJV), that’s exactly who the church of Christ is today.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#church-of-christ

12-2-2015 Salvation Finally Revealed

“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning” (Romans 15:4 NKJV). “Our learning” must come from studying the events written in the Bible. God’s plan to save both Jew and Gentile through Jesus Christ, and add the saved to the church of Christ, is in the New Testament, not the Old Testament. Paul wrote that God’s Plan, “in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets” (Ephesians 3:5 NKJV). Peter commanded Jews, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38 NKJV); and Gentiles “to be baptized in the name of the Lord” (Acts 10:48 NKJV). Jesus saves “from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses” (Acts 13:39 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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9-23-2015 The Head of The Church

The Holy Spirit-inspired Apostle Paul wrote of Jesus Christ: “And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence” (Colossians 1:18 NKJV). There is only one spiritual head of the spiritual body of Jesus Christ: Jesus Himself. All others who claim to be are wrong! No Apostle, not even Peter, took Jesus’ place as the head of the church of Christ. Peter even called Jesus “the Chief Shepherd” (1 Peter 5:4 NKJV), and Paul condemned as divisive anyone who claimed “I am of Cephas(1 Corinthians 1:12 NKJV). Any church with a different “head” is not the church of Christ over which Jesus Christ is the head! Millions of misguided members and a media blitz does not make truth out of a lie!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#church-of-christ, #head-of-the-body, #jesus-christ, #peter