Are The church of Christ The Only One...

Are The church of Christ The Only Ones Going to Heaven?

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Humble One

Caddo Mills, TX

#1 Nov 28, 2012
No Theocracy for USA

Athens, TX

#2 Nov 28, 2012
No one goes to heaven or hell, the concept is nothing more than human delusion. Stop believing and start thinking.

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"Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try.
No hell below us, above us only sky." -- John Lennon
Humble One

Greenville, TX

#3 Nov 29, 2012
No Theocracy for USA wrote:
No one goes to heaven or hell, the concept is nothing more than human delusion. Stop believing and start thinking.
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"Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try.
No hell below us, above us only sky." -- John Lennon
Why should we believe you?

Why should we believe a dope smoking hippy?

Just b/c Lennon could write a song in no way proves he knows one thing about the spirit world.

Your advice is just what I would expect from Satan.

God told Adam and Eve they surely would die if they disobeyed His commands.

Satan came along and added the word "NOT" to the command of God.

...God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.(Gen. 3:3)

In the very next verse Satan says the following.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

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God says there is a heaven and hell (Narrow gate and Wide gate)(Mt. 24)(Mt.25)(Luke 16)(Mt. 7:13,14).

NOT for USA comes along and says there is NO Heaven and NO Hell.

I think I will take the advice of God Almighty.

160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.(Ps.119:160)

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If I am right, I am in good shape eternally .

22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom(Luke 16:22).

If you are wrong you will spend eternity in hell.

(Luke 16:24)

24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

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1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.(Heb.2:1)



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Jessy

Leonard, TX

#4 Jan 4, 2013


The preacher done a very good job answering the question in the OP.
One Church

Quinlan, TX

#5 Jan 21, 2013
Members of the church of Christ are the only ones who have a chance of going to heaven.

And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.(Acts 2:47)

If all the saved are placed in the church by the Lord that makes the church important and even essential for salvation.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.(Eph. 5:23)

Notice there is only one husband and only one wife.

Jesus is the saviour of the body (the church).

Note (Col.1:18)-

18 And he is the head of the body, the church:

...many members, yet but one body.(1Cor.12:20)

What is the body?- the church

There is but one church which Jesus will save (Eph.5:23).

...even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

The question is, which church will Jesus save?

...The churches of Christ...(Rom. 16:16)

...the body of Christ...(Rom. 7:4)

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William

Warrior, AL

#6 Jan 21, 2013
The CoC is in for a real big surprise one day, when they find out that, like the Catholics, Peter wasn't talking to them in Matthew 16 or Acts 2.
One Gospel

Quinlan, TX

#7 Jan 22, 2013
William wrote:
The CoC is in for a real big surprise one day, when they find out that, like the Catholics, Peter wasn't talking to them in Matthew 16 or Acts 2.
Peter was not speaking directly to you either.
William

Birmingham, AL

#8 Jan 25, 2013
"Peter was not speaking directly to you either."

And that goes for you as well, regarding Acts 2.

Since you clearly were not a Jew present on that day of Pentecost, yet are willing to fall on the sword over what Peter told those people, you will be asked one day by God why you attempted to obey something that wasn't meant for you in the first place.
Christian

Quinlan, TX

#9 Jan 26, 2013
W, please tell me how you harmonize the following scriptures with what you teach?

Jesus prayed the church would teach the very same thing and by this action the world would know that God sent Jesus to the earth.

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.(Jn 17:20,21)

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.(1Cor.1:10)

16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.(Phil. 3:16)

6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us....14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed(2Thess.3:6,14)

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William

Birmingham, AL

#10 Jan 26, 2013
Luke 6:46

King James Version (KJV)

46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Do you obey this?

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#11 Jan 30, 2013

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#12 Jan 30, 2013
I am sure you forgot to answer my question so I wiill post them once again.

W, please tell me how you harmonize the following scriptures with what you teach?

Jesus prayed the church would teach the very "same thing" and by this action the world would know that God sent Jesus to the earth.

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.(Jn 17:20,21)

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.(1Cor.1:10)

16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.(Phil. 3:16)

6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us....14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed(2Thess.3:6,14)

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William

Anniston, AL

#13 Jan 30, 2013
Have you, or any other CoC person, sold out everything to follow Christ and are keeping his commandments in order to see eternal life?

A CoC preacher that I heard recently said that we are to follow Christ "to the letter" of what He told his disciples and followers to do.

Well? Have you and your congregation obeyed Christ? I drove by the church where this preacher preaches, and he is driving a Lexus, so I guess he doesn't really practice what he preaches or take the Lord seriously. Do you find this to be true as well?

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#14 Jan 31, 2013
William wrote:
Have you, or any other CoC person, sold out everything to follow Christ and are keeping his commandments in order to see eternal life?
A CoC preacher that I heard recently said that we are to follow Christ "to the letter" of what He told his disciples and followers to do.
Well? Have you and your congregation obeyed Christ? I drove by the church where this preacher preaches, and he is driving a Lexus, so I guess he doesn't really practice what he preaches or take the Lord seriously. Do you find this to be true as well?
W you know better than that. We are not commanded to sell all we have and pool it all together today. It was a matter of life or death in the first century.

I agree with you on the Lexus.

Preachers especially are to be examples to the rest of the flock.

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William

Birmingham, AL

#15 Jan 31, 2013
The latter half of Acts 2 had the Jerusalem church selling out all they owned to give to the poor, and they stayed together and had all things common (not all things IN common, as newer versions state). Jesus told the disciples to sell out and follow him. Jesus told a rich young ruler to sell all that he had and follow him.

Why would these not be the example for churches and followers of the Lord today? If the Acts 2:38 message is preached for salvation (even though Acts 2:37 records the pentinent Jews NOT stating "what must we do TO BE SAVED), then why not follow through and do EXACTLY what the Jerusalem church did in the latter half of Acts.

The poor are always with us, would you not agree?

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#16 Feb 1, 2013
William wrote:
The latter half of Acts 2 had the Jerusalem church selling out all they owned to give to the poor, and they stayed together and had all things common (not all things IN common, as newer versions state). Jesus told the disciples to sell out and follow him. Jesus told a rich young ruler to sell all that he had and follow him.
Why would these not be the example for churches and followers of the Lord today? If the Acts 2:38 message is preached for salvation (even though Acts 2:37 records the pentinent Jews NOT stating "what must we do TO BE SAVED), then why not follow through and do EXACTLY what the Jerusalem church did in the latter half of Acts.
The poor are always with us, would you not agree?
Have you sold everything you owned and given the money to the church? If not one scripture comes to mind.

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.(Mt. 7:1-5)

You have departed so far from the truth you are now making nonsensical arguments to bolster your actions.

Is there only one gospel for all people W?

Or are there one gospel for the Jews and another for the Gentiles?

(Gal. 1:6)

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

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#17 Feb 1, 2013
34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh

8 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.(Gal. 3:28)

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William

Birmingham, AL

#18 Feb 2, 2013
In Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and in the first part of Acts, there is a separation between Jew and Gentile. Now that is CLEAR to the Bible believer. Matthew 15:5-7 alone makes this clear.

Yet, from Romans through Philemon, there is NO difference between Jew and Gentile. But then, we see a difference between Jew and Gentile show up again in Hebrews through Revelation. Go read it and see.

Why do you suppose that is?

The letter to the HEBREWS is written to ... HEBREWS, but Paul earlier says that we "know no man according to the flesh." James 1:1 says that the letter is written to the 12 tribes of Israel scattered abroad, which is NOT any Gentile.

Paul is YOUR apostle and mine. The gospel given to Paul is OUR gospel, for today. Peter, James, and John are not preaching to YOU.
William

Birmingham, AL

#19 Feb 2, 2013
Oops, meant Matthew 10:5-7, and Matthew 15:24, above.

Who was Christ's earthly ministry confined to as outlined in these verses?
Spiritual Blessings

Quinlan, TX

#20 Feb 3, 2013
B/c in Acts both Jew and Gentile were to enter the church (a place of spiritual blessings)(Acts 2:47).

And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.(Acts 2:47)

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.(Gal. 3:28)

All spiritual blessings are only found "in Christ" (his body / his Church)(Eph.1:3)

...of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:(Eph. 1:3)

No spiritual blessings are found outside the church / body (the kingdom). Yet all of denominationalism teaches they are covered by spiritual blessings OUTSIDE the Lords CHURCH. Speaking of being decieved (2Thess.2:10-12).

One other note, people were placed into the kingdom in the first century (Col. 1:13)(Rev.1:9).

The church (or body)= the kingdom.

...there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.(Mark 9:1)

Either the kingdom of Christ (church/body) was established in (Acts 2) just like (Isa, 2:1-5) and (Dan. 2:44) prophecied or there are some 2000 year old apostles walikng around on the earth today according to (Mark 9:1).

Kingdom of God (Mark 9:1)
church of Christ (Rom. 16:16)
body of Christ (Rom. 7:4)



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