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"For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many.... But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed there are many members, yet one body."  

1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 18-20  NKJV

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Here is an attempt to outline some of the common beliefs and practice of those who make up a local church that has chosen to be associated with the Christian Brethren (CB) movement / denomination. It seems that within all denominations, the Assemblies included, there is a growing ignorance of 'What' and 'Why' we believe the things we do, the points of difference that our founders struggled for and held with conviction before the Lord. Let us celebrate our differences and rejoice in our commonality as the universal Body of Christ. Some are arms, some are legs, etc.. If a leg has an 'identity crises', the whole body will suffer, so let us be strong in our differences and strong in the things that unite us all.

 

This is not an exhaustive list, and it should also be noted that each Assembly has freedom to express their mode of practice as they are instructed by the Word of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, relate to the cultural setting and express their personal preferences - extensively in that order. Search the Scriptures to see if these things are so, and if they are, we are to obey God rather than men.

 

The folk in Christian Brethren churches are big on the 'KISS' principle - Keep It Simple Saint!    (Link Disclaimer: Caution should be exercised - all points should be checked back to the truth of God's Word. No one gets it all right all the time.  No one!  If you feel that a link is not in keeping with the beliefs of CB, please email us your concerns and the link will be reviewed and possibly removed. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and needed in this.)

CB Common Creed

 

Page 2 - A typical CB church...

The Church & The Meeting Place

Local & Denominational Leadership

Communion - Breaking of Bread

Church Membership

Water Baptism

Priesthood of All Believers

Tithes and Offerings

Head Coverings and Hair Length
Role of Women in CB Church

 

Page 3 - CB topical issues...

Bible Versions examined for accuracy

Why so many Christian Churches
Creation in 6 Days Vs. Evolution

Christmas - Santa Claus

Easter - Eggs & Bunnies?
Baptism in the Spirit

Speaking in Tongues

Prophets Today - just bad & ugly
The 'MONEY' god! gospel examined

 

Coming soon...
Healing Ministries

 

Is your Bible really the Word of God?

 

 

THE FORMULA FOR HAPPINESS

 

 

 

 

   IHS-WA.net       Common Creed that typifies a church associated with the Christian Brethren denomination

 

The Bible - Is inspired of God, inerrant in the original, entirely trustworthy and the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

 

The Godhead - God is Creator, God is one, eternally existing in three persons, revealed to us as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

Jesus Christ - Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life, He died in our place, He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to His Father's right hand, where He now ministers as our Great High Priest. He will return in power & glory.

 

The Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit indwells all believers enabling them to live godly lives. He equips all believers with gifts for service to God. He empowers all believers as witnesses of Jesus Christ.

 

The Human Race - People are created in God's image, for the purpose of fellowship with God. All people have sinned and are separated from God. All are under God's condemnation and are powerless to save themselves.

 

Salvation - Redemption is wholly by the blood of Jesus Christ; Regeneration is by the Holy Spirit. Salvation is a gift by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. All believers have eternal life and, being justified, sanctified and sealed by the Holy Spirit, are secure for eternity.

 

The Church - Beginning at Pentecost, the Church is the universal body of Jesus Christ, united to Him as its Head and to one another by the Holy Spirit. This redeemed community is called to glorify God through worship, fellowship & service and to proclaim Jesus Christ until His return.

 

Baptism and Communion - Baptism is by immersion and symbolises the believer's death, burial and resurrection with Jesus Christ, and new life in Him. The Lord's Supper is a memorial of Christ, instituted by Jesus, for believers.

 

Return Of Christ - The personal return of Jesus Christ to translate His Church is imminent. This will be followed by the Tribulation and the inauguration of Christ's reign over the earth. Finally, Christ will deliver up the Kingdom to the Father.

(Ed. Some may differ on various aspects of this point.)

 

Resurrection - Believers will be resurrected to eternal life, and unbelievers to eternal and conscious judgement.

 

The above copied with thanks from the Emmaus Bible College website.

 

 

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