At Graeber Road church of Christ, you will find a friendly group of Christians, dedicated to following the teachings and practices of the first century church. We are committed to teaching the Truth. We teach God's plan for man's salvation as it is found in the New Testament teachings of Christ and the apostles. We neither add nor take away anything from the scriptures.
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes ..." Romans 1:16
GOD is the Creator and Ruler of the universe and has eternally existed in three personalities..the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
JESUS CHRIST..is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. He lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to bring salvation to the righteous and condemnation to those who do not obey the Gospel.
THE HOLY SPIRIT..is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He abides in every Christian upon his baptism into Christ.
THE BIBLE..Is God's Word to mankind. It was written by human authors inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is the basis for Christian beliefs. Because it is inspired by God, no error will be found.
Basic Truths from the Bible:
SALVATION..is God's gift to us. We must accept it on His terms. When we turn to Christ in faith, repentance and baptism for the remission of our sins, we are saved by the grace of God. Grace is a conditional gift only for those who obey His commandments
ETERNITY..God created man to live forever. We will either spend eternity eternally separated from God by our sins or we will live eternally with God. To be eternally separated from God by sin will be to experience Hell. To be with God throughout eternity is to be in Heaven. Man has a choice to make while still on this earth, as he will spend eternity in Heaven or Hell.
THE CHURCH..is God's family of believers. If a person has heard the Word, believed the Word, repented of his past sins, confessed the name of Christ as the Son of God, and has been baptized for the remission of his sins, the Lord adds him to His church.
The church is self-governing and independent. Each church is led by a group elders who are assisted by the deacons.
CONTINUE IN THE FAITH..After being added to the Lord's church, a person must continue to grow in the Faith. One should regularly attend worship services,study the Bible and keep the Lord's commandments.