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We Believe

What do the people at your church believe?

 

Core beliefs

There is certainly no shortage of churches. You can take your pick of hundreds of kinds.
In the midst of such diversity, what is special about the Carroll Church of Christ? What kind of church is this anyway?
It is our prayer and desire that this page helps answer some important questions you might have about what we believe and practice.
It is not possible to fully expand on the belief and practices of the church.  If you have any questions or want to know more about the statement, please feel free to contact any of the pastors and schedule a time to discuss.

 
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Who is God?

We believe in the Lord God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Almighty Creator of all things visible and invisible.

Genesis 1:1-2; John 1:1-4; Hebrews 11:3; James 1:17; Colossians 1:15-17; Matthew 10:37


Who is Jesus?

We believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God that whoever believes in Him shall not die but have everlasting life!

John 3:16; John 14:6

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Who is the holy spirit?

We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who is an active and operative part of the triune God, Who indwells every Christian for the purpose of leading, guiding and transforming us to be more like Jesus.

John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:13


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The Bible

We believe God inspired the original writing of the Scriptures to be without error as well as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.

2 Timothy 3:14-16; John 17:17


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Salvation

We believe the Bible teaches that salvation and the forgiveness of sins is achieved by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. One receives salvation by accepting God's grace, by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ as Lord, and being immersed into Christ, but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the assurance of salvation.

Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:1-2,9; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; Acts 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9; Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; 1 Peter 3:21; Colossians 2:12


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Communion

We believe communion to be a time of union with Christ and His followers, open to anyone who believes Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior; God’s own son. We believe it is important to live out the story of Jesus' sacrificial death each week through taking communion. Jesus taught us to do this each time we gather together. The Apostles taught the first church to take communion each time they gathered together. Taking communion together will always be the cornerstone of weekly worship at Carroll Church of Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:23-28; Acts 20:7; Acts 2:42, 46; Luke 22:19-20


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Stewardship

We believe that everything belongs to God and his desire is that we use all that he has given to us for His glory. We believe part of practicing good stewardship includes giving money to the church on a regular basis. We have many names for this, but the one most commonly used is "offering." We believe this is an act of worship and according to traditions laid out in Scripture, we collect an offering weekly.

1 Corinthians 16:1-2; Acts 2:44-45; 2 Corinthians 9:11, Malachi 3:10; Leviticus 27:30; Matthew 6:21


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Ministry

We believe the Elders are to exercise authority over the local church with Christ serving as Head with each believer called to participate/serve in a ministry for Christ.

Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 2:9; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7;
Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28


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Marriage

Marriage is God-ordained and goes back to mankind’s beginning. "The Creator made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’"

Genesis 2:21-25; Matthew 19:4-5