For year I heard about the myth of the churches of Christ, you know the myth, it always seemed like a myth. The myth goes like this. A preacher of the church is giving a simple lesson on the plan of salvation. At the end of the lesson, someone comes forward, who was never there before, who was just reading their bible, and realized that the gospel teaches that you must be baptized to be saved. The man or woman comes forward, is baptized, and states, I was just looking for a church that taught the truth on this. And you have heard this, but after years of being in the Churches of Christ, I never saw this happen. I started thinking this was just one of those church of Christ myths that we tell, but maybe are not totally true. But this past Sunday, there was this lady, a nice lady, and she walked up to me after my sermon. She started talking to me, and she told me a little about her background. She was attending one of the big community churches in Castle Rock, but she was looking for a new church, one that teaches the truth. It so happened that she was studying her bible, and she discovered that you have to be baptized for the remission of sins. And while she was visiting her family in North Carolina, she had someone baptize her for the remission of her sins. I asked her if she had any contact with a church of Christ or with someone from the churches of Christ, and she said no. The only reason she was attending with us on Sunday was because she was searching on the internet and found our site and noticed that we believe that baptism is for the remission of sins. So she wanted to check us out. This is a great example of the power of the gospel. It can be understood alike, and people can obey the simple plan of salvation.
- My History With The Gospel Advocate
- Featured in the Gospel Advocate
- Campaign and Gospel Meeting in Pearlington, MS
- Bible Class on “Symbolism in the Forth Gospel”
- Published in May’s 2007 Gospel Advocate