BLACKTOWN CHURCH OF CHRIST
"the churches of Christ greet you" (Rom 16:16)
The Gospel For All
We proclaim the message of the crucified and risen Lord. We urge all to accept God's gift of eternal life in His Son. (Romans 6:23)
God's plan for salvation involves:
The Bible teaches that Jesus died on the cross, was buried in a tomb, and was resurrected on the third day. (1Cor 15:1-4)
Paul says in Romans 6:17, 18 that we obey a form of that doctrine when we die to our sins, are buried with the Lord in the waters of baptism, and are raised from that watery grave to walk in newness of life. Thus, when we obey the Lord, we are saying, through our obedience, that we believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. We are figuratively re-enacting the death, burial and resurrection.
Followed by a life of faithful service to Christ. (Revelations 2:10)
We understand that in order for our faith to be pleasing to God, we must trust Him to the extent of obeying Him (Hebrews 5:9).It is through such faith that we become God's children.
"For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you were baptised into Christ have put on Christ." (Galatians 3:26-27)
Baptism, as an expression of obedient faith, is the culminating act by which God places one in a proper relationship with Jesus Christ.
We would be happy to study the Bible with you concerning the gospel of Jesus Christ and how one should respond to it.
1Cor 15:1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,