The Church of Christ is a false church.
They require good works for salvation. The Church of Christ is
just as dangerous as Catholicism, Jehovah's Witness, or the Mormons, because
they claim to be "Christian"; BUT they are not! Whereas religions like
Islam and Black Muslim openly deny the Christian faith; the Church of
Christ claims to be Christian, and so Satan uses them to seduce people
The following doctrinal statement is taken
directly from the Church of Christ
How does one
become a member of the church of Christ?
In the salvation of
man's soul there are 2 necessary parts: God's part and man's part. God's
part is the big part, "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and
that not of yourselves, it is the gift if God; not of works, that no man
should glory" (Ephesians 2:8-9). The love which God felt for man led him to
send Christ into the world to redeem man. The life and teaching of Jesus,
the sacrifice on the cross, and the proclaiming of the gospel to men
constitute God's part in salvation.
Though God's part is the big part, man's part is also necessary if man is
to reach heaven. Man must comply with the conditions of pardon which the
Lord has announced. Man's part can clearly set forth in the following steps:
Hear the Gospel. "How shall they call on him whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe him whom they have not heard? and how shall they
hear without a preacher?" (Romans 10:14).
Believe. "And without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing unto
him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a
rewarder of them that seek after him" (Hebrews 11:6).
Repent of past sins. "The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked;
but now he commandeth men that they should all everywhere repent" (Acts
Confess Jesus as Lord. "Behold here is water; What doth hinder me to be
baptized ? And Philip said, if thou believeth with all thy heart thou
mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of
God" (Acts 8:36-37).
Be baptized for the remission of sins. "And Peter said unto them, Repent
ye, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the
remission of your sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit"
Live a Christian life. "Ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy
nation, a people for God's own possession, that ye may show forth the
excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light"
(1 Peter 2:9).
Who are the churches of
There is much heresy in the preceding
First, salvation is of God alone,
and not men. This is plainly stated in John1:12-13, "But as many as
received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them
that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of
the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." Man has no
part in God's salvation.
In Philippians 2:12 the Apostle Paul states, "Wherefore,
my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now
much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and
trembling." Carefully notice that the Bible says "work out YOUR
OWN salvation"; it does not say anything about God's salvation.
When God saves a man, it is then up to that man whether or not he is going
to obey God or not. God saves us by faith, but then it is up to us to
allow the Lord to live the Christian life through us. This has nothing
to do with salvation. So many heretics today are trying to add holy
living to faith for salvation. No sir! As we see in 1st
Corinthians 5:5, some believers live in unrepentant sin; yet, they are still
saved. How can this be? It's because eternal life is a "free
gift" (Romans 5:15) not conditioned upon our lifestyle. I don't know
why so many people can't seem to grasp the concept of a GIFT.
The only part that man has in God's salvation
is to BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31). In Psalm 51:12, after
David had sinned horribly, we find David asking God for forgiveness... "Restore
unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit."
David knew that salvation was of God alone... THY SALVATION!
Second, there is NOT one
Scripture in the entire Bible that tells us to "repent FROM sin" to be
saved. You can't find it. The word repent in the Greek simply
means "to change one's mind." So a person need only repent OF their
sins to be sins; and NOT FROM their sins. A lost sinner only
needs to realize their GUILT of sin, and condemnation under the Law of God,
and their justly deserved penalty of Hellfire to be saved. The change
should come LATER, after a person is saved and the Holy Spirit
convicts them (2nd Corinthians 5:17).
Repentance in the Bible is always towards
God... "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance
toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." According to
Granville Sharp's Rule of
these events are one and the same, i.e.,
repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. To
place your faith in the Lord to forgive your sins is repentance. You
have realized your guilt of sin, and have TURNED to the Lord for salvation.
This is the simplicity of God's salvation (2nd Corinthians 11:3).
Third, confessing Jesus as Lord
is very different than confessing that He is the Son of God. Yes, we
must recognize Jesus as the Son of God to be saved; BUT, we certainly do not
need to make Him the Lord (Master) of our life to be saved. This truth
is evidenced by the words of the Apostle Paul in Romans 12:1, "I beseech
you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your
reasonable service." Paul calls them "brethren," and yet they
haven't presented their bodies as a living sacrifice for the Lord
yet. That is to say, they haven't surrender their lives to God yet in
Christian living. The Bible is filled with examples of Christian who
ran from God, such as Jonah, Samson, Lot, and many others. Making
Jesus the Lord of one's life has nothing to do with being saved.
Again, God's salvation is a free gift, paid for by Jesus' precious
Regeneration is a lie of the Devil. The very notion that a
person is required to be water baptized to go to Heaven is absurd. The
Apostle John tells us in 1st John 5:13 that he wrote his Epistle "so that ye
may KNOW that ye have eternal life"; YET, he never mentions baptism
even once in the Epistles of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd John. The Apostle Paul
plainly stated that Christ did NOT send him to baptize; but rather, to
preach the Gospel (1st Corinthians 1:17). No one in the Old Testament
was water baptized; yet we read in Genesis 15:6 that Abraham believed God
and it was COUNTED unto him for righteousness. You see friend, you
need HIS Righteousness to
go to Heaven.
Fifth, living a Christian life is
not a prerequisite for being saved. If it were, then God would
be a liar and eternal life certainly not a "free gift" as Romans 5:15 calls
it. To say that a lost sinner must persevere in holy living to be
saved is to spit upon the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, to insult God,
and to negate Christ's work of redemption. Let me quote to you Romans
4:5, "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth
the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." Salvation is
so simple. God simply asks us to believe on Jesus, i.e., He that
justifieth the ungodly. Our faith by itself is counted for (or is
equivalent to) a life of righteousness. This is because Jesus imputes
(or places) HIS righteousness upon our eternal record the very moment that
we place our sole faith in Him. The Word of God is clear... TO HIM
THAT WORKETH NOT.
Max Lucado, Church of Christ
Minister, Teaches Baptismal Regeneration
Max Lucado is a best-selling pseudo-Christian author
and well-known minister. Lucado's ministry is of the Devil, teaching a false
Gospel (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15). Sadly, Lucado has written 60 books with over 30 million
copies in print, and currently serves as senior minister at Oak Hills
Church (formerly Oak Hills Church of Christ) in San Antonio,
Lucado was named “America's
Pastor” by Billy Graham's apostate Christianity Today magazine and in 2005
was named by Reader's Digest as “The Best Preacher in
America.” He has been featured on The Fox News Channel, NBC
Nightly News, Larry King Live, USA Today, and a bunch of
other worldly demonic shows.
James 4:4 identifies Max Lucado
as an enemy of God, since he is a friend of the carnal
world. Lucado's books are
regularly on the New York Times Best Seller List. He
has been featured speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast
(where so-called “prayers” are read from a piece of paper,
prewritten and not from the heart). It's all a bunch of
formalism, sinful hypocrisy and ecumenical uniting by error.
God wants us to divide over truth rather than unite by error
Tragically, Max Lucado is an ecumenical false
prophet, who teaches the Church of Christ's false doctrine that salvation
comes only after baptism. Lucado deceitfully claims that he doesn't believe
Baptismal Regeneration; yet he teaches that water baptism is
essential to being saved...
effectively seals our salvation."
God signs and seals our conversion to him."
Baptismal Regeneration is a demonic doctrine of
devils, a works-based salvation. The Bible NEVER tells anyone to be water
baptized in order to be saved. Max Lucado teaches that baptism seals our
salvation. That is not what the Bible teaches. The Bible teaches that those
who BELIEVE are sealed with the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13, “In whom ye
also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your
salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that
holy Spirit of promise.”
Photo to right: Max
Lucado's 2009, FEARLESS, clearly showing the Masonic pyramid.
Just as Rick Warren, who is an
Illuminati plant, so is Max Lucado. These are dangerous Ecumenical false
prophets. Ecumenical meaning they want to unite all denominations in error;
speaking the truth in one breath, while uniting with liars in the next.
The bottom line is that Mr. Lucado teaches a
false gospel, requiring water baptism for salvation, which Galatians 1:9
says brings God's curse upon him. The Apostle Paul warns believers that
Satan is subtle and strives to corrupt the simplicity that is in Jesus
Christ. The Apostle John wrote the Epistle on 1st John so that believers
could KNOW that they are saved (1st John 5:13); yet John NEVER mentions the
word “baptism” even once. Water baptism is only symbolic of the Lord's
death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:4-5); and is our public profession
of faith. It in NO WAY is required for eternal life.
To ADD water baptism as a requirement of
salvation is to CORRUPT the Gospel into a lie of Satan and condemn men's
souls to the Lake of Fire forever. Salvation is serious business to God. God
will punish all those who die in their sins, having failed to obey the
Gospel of Christ (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9). Matthew 7:21-23 evidences that
there are false paths, which seem to lead to Heaven; but lead straight to
Where does the Church of Christ come up
with all their heresies? They surely didn't find them in the Bible.
God said what He meant, and meant what He said. Jesus said in John
14:2, "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I
would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." There
is NO controversy if you believe the Bible. The Church of Christ
is straight from the pits of Hell. I plead with you not to become a
victim of their damnable religion.
The Word of God teaches that eternal life is a
FREE GIFT (Romans 5:15; 6:23). If you keep that in mind at all times,
then you'll see right through the lying words of such false prophets as
Church of Christ ministers. Eternal life is a "gift" that cannot
be earned, merited, or deserved. We all deserve to burn in Hellfire
for our sins; but God in His wondrous love sent Jesus Christ into the world,
to pay for our sins with His own literal precious blood (1st Peter 1:18,19).