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Church Origins, Practices, & Destinies. www.HebronChurchOfChrist.com. Church Origins, Practices, & Destinies. Numerous churches in the nation Can they all be right? Does Jesus approve of all?. Church Origins, Practices, & Destinies. Where did all the churches come from?

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Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

www.HebronChurchOfChrist.com


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Numerous churches in the nation

    • Can they all be right?

    • Does Jesus approve of all?


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Where did all the churches come from?

    • Not the Bible, 1 Cor. 1:10

    • Had to start somewhere, cf. Heb. 3:4


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Where are they all headed?

    • Cannot be the same place, Mt. 7:21-23

    • Must go somewhere


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Church of Christ – the redeemed

    • Bought by Christ, Acts 20:28

    • Built by Christ, Mt. 16:18

    • Began at Jerusalem, Acts 2:38-47

    • Year: 29/33 AD

    • Expanded by the gospel, Acts 11:19-23


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Roman Catholic church

    • Developed over centuries

      • Head elder

      • City elder VS. country elder

      • Bishop VS. elder, cf. Titus 1:5, 7

    • 1st law-making council, 325 AD

    • 1st universally accepted pope in west 608 AD


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Lutheran church

    • Martin Luther

    • 95 debate propositions to pope

    • Wittenberg, Germany

    • 1517


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Presbyterian church

    • John Calvin

    • France

    • Institutes of Christian Religion: 1536

    • Official church of Scotland: 1592


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Church of England

    • King Henry VIII self-declared head of church

    • England

    • 1534


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Baptist church

    • John Smyth

    • London, England

    • 1607

    • Name adopted in 1644


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Methodist church

    • John Wesley

    • “Holy Club” at Oxford, 1729

    • 1739 set of general rules


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Pentecostal church

    • Out of Methodist church in USA

    • Fasted & prayed for outpouring of the Spirit

    • 1899


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Church of Christ

    • Name, Rom. 16:16

    • Organization, Phil. 1:1

    • Worship, Acts 2:42; Col. 3:16

    • Work, Eph. 4:12-16; Mk. 16:15; 1 Cor. 16:1, 2

    • Doctrine, 1 Pt. 4:11; Jude 3; cf. Acts 2:38


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Pentecostal church

    • Name: Old Testament feast day

    • Organization: one-man pastor, Council

    • Worship: instruments

    • Work: Entertainment, recreation

    • Doctrine:

      • Spiritual gifts, 1 Cor. 13:8-10; Mk. 16:17-18

      • UPC, Oneness, Mt. 3:16, 17


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

  • Baptist church

    • Name: Act of obedience

    • Organization: one-man pastor, Convention

    • Worship: instruments

    • Work: Entertainment, recreation

    • Doctrine:

      • Salvation by faith alone, Jas. 2:24

      • Once saved always saved, Gal. 5:4


Hebronchurchofchrist

Church

Origins, Practices, & Destinies

Church of Christ, 1 Cor. 15:24

All others, Mt. 15:7-14