A New Testament Church
The Bald Knob Church of Christ is a New Testament church. Our aim is to follow the pattern of New Testament Christianity as is revealed in the Bible. We do not follow the creeds of men. Our only standard and guide is the Bible. We want to speak as the oracles of God (1 Peter 4:11). The Bible is our supreme authority for all matters of belief, practice and worship. We do not identify ourselves by denominational names or titles. We only want to call ourselves Christians, just as people did in the New Testament. (Acts 11:26). Identifying ourselves by someone else’s name takes glory and honor away from the Lord.
Why do we call ourselves the “church of Christ?” It is rather simple. We are a local church that submits to the headship and authority of Jesus Christ. The church belongs to Him – it is “of Christ.” Jesus promised to build His church (Matthew 16:18). He accomplished this through His death on the cross (Acts 20:28). He is now reigning in heaven, as the head of the church (Ephesians 1:22-23). The name “church of Christ” is not a denominational title or name. It is a descriptive term used to describe this congregation as a church that submits to the will of Christ. He is our Chief Shepherd and Overseer (1 Peter 2:25; 5:4).