We’re about knowing God
We believe in the one true God revealed in the Bible. He spoke the world into existence and sustains all things today. God remains active and involved in this world and in our individual lives (Gen. 1:1; Heb. 1:10-12, 11:3).
We believe that God exists in three distinct personalities: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14; John 1:1, 14; John 16:12-15).
At the Warner Robins church of Christ, we trust that God knows what’s best, He is all knowing (1 John 3:20). Thus, we strive to seek and do His will – to put aside our own preferences for His.
We’re about trusting the Bible as God’s Word.
We believe the Bible is authored by God Himself (2 Tim 3:16). We believe the Old Testament tells the story of how God worked His plan to save man through the lineage of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We believe God inspired thirty-nine books in the Old Testament (Romans 15:4) and 27 books in the New Testament (Heb 1:1-2). These books tell of God’s redemptive plan to save man through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
We’re about being Christians the way the Bible describes Christians.
The church of Christ dates back to the days of the New Testament (Romans 16:16). It was founded by Christ on the Day of Pentecost, A.D. 33 (Acts 2), just after His ascension back to heaven. In the years that followed, it rapidly grew to fill Jerusalem, then Judea, Samaria, and finally the whole Roman Empire (Acts 1:8; Colossians 1:23). It first came to America in the late 1700s and grew rapidly in the 1800s.
Christianity has changed a lot over the years. Not by God’s design but by man. At the Warner Robins church of Christ (WRCOC), we just want to be Christians. We don’t want to be hyphenated, watered-down, Christians; we just want to be Christians of the Bible. This name that was good enough for the 1st century Christians (Acts 11:26) and it is still good enough today.
We’re about applying Jesus’ teaching to our lives.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. We believe He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, shed His blood dying on a cross, was buried and raised from the dead three days later. He ascended to the Father and now reigns over his Kingdom. (Rom. 8:34; Phil. 2:5-11).
We believe that Jesus is the only way to Heaven (Acts 4:12, John 14:6) and is the only one qualified and able to redeem us and save us from our sins (Heb. 9:11-15). We believe that one day Jesus will return to take his own to live with him forever (Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16-17).
At the Warner Robins church of Christ, we want to take the lessons of Jesus, His inspired Apostles and other New Testament writers, and fit our lives around their words. We want to make sense of this very turbulent world listening to our Master and trusting Him.
We’re about our Lord’s church.
We believe that the church belongs to the Lord! It is His body and every Christian is a member of that body. It is not defined racially, socially, geographically or ethnically (Gal 3:28). The purpose of the church is to glorify God (Eph. 3:10-11). God is glorified when we grow closer to Him (Eph. 4:11-16) and when we reach out to those around us with the love of Christ (Luke 9:2).
Our Cristian life seeks to live out the way of Jesus every day. We are flawed, imperfect people, but God in his mercy is transforming us more and more into His image. Together as the body of Christ (Eph 1:23-24; Col 1:18), we cling to the cross of Christ as we grow in sacrifice, service and self-emptying love (Rom. 12:1-2; Gal. 5:22-25; 2 Cor. 3:18).
We’re about saving souls.
We believe that our sin separates us from a Holy God (Isa. 59:2). To sin is to violate God’s law and to rebel against Him. Sin is pervasive – it consists not only in the bad things we do but also in the good things that we fail to do (James 4:17), it manifests itself not only in word and deed but also in thought (Matt. 5:28). The Bible teaches that all of us have sinned (Rom. 3:23; I John 1:8-10).
We believe that God’s love and justice intersect at the cross. Since God is just he cannot simply ignore or disregard our sin but because He is loving He wants to be in fellowship with us. God’s solution to our sin problem was to send Jesus to serve the death penalty due us and to reconcile us to Himself so that he might reign in our hearts and lives (2 Cor. 5:18-19; I Thess. 5:9-10; I Pet. 3:18; Rom. 6:23). This is why the Gospel is Good News!
God has acted on our behalf but we must choose to accept or decline his gift of salvation. We accept the gift of salvation through faith. Faith is more than just intellectual assent (James 2:19); it is made complete by our actions (James 2:22). A faith-response to Jesus includes repentance (Acts 2:38), confession (Rom. 10:9) and baptism. Just as Christ died, was buried, and was raised from the dead, we also we must be buried (immersed) with Christ in baptism and then be raised to live a new life (Rom. 6:4). At the time of our baptism, our sins are taken away and the Holy Spirit comes and takes up residence in us (Acts 2:38); additionally, we are added to the Church (Acts 2:47). Throughout our lives, we are continually being transformed into the image of Christ by His Spirit who lives in us.
At the Warner Robins church of Christ, we know that our Master didn’t come to be served but to serve (Matthew 20:28). As Christians that’s our call as well: We are sent to serve. Our mission is to shine the light of Christ, to bring the lost to Jesus.