Stony Point Christian Church

10100 Stony Point Road
Charlestown, Indiana

A going Church for a coming Christ!

 

 

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What We Believe:
  1. What is the "Christian church"?  The Christian church is an independent, non-denominational body of believers built upon the foundation of Jesus as the Son of God.  In A.D. 30 (fifty days after His resurrection), Christ built His church when 3,000 became Christians and were added to it (Acts 2:38-47), and we try to pattern our worship after that of the first church.  We are neither Catholic nor Protestant, and we are not controlled by a super organization or church hierarchy.  Following the plan of organization found in the New Testament, the Christian church is autonomous, that is, it is self-governing.  There is no central headquarters of the church and no organization superior to the elders of each local congregation.  Jesus Christ is the only head of the church (Colossians 1:16).
  2. What does the Christian church believe about the Bible?  The Bible is our sole authority.  The 66 books which make up the Bible are considered to have been divinely inspired, by which it is meant that they are infallible and authoritative.  A pronouncement from the scriptures is considered the final word.  The basis for all preaching is the Bible.  There is no other manual or discipline to which members of the Christian church give their allegiance.
  3. Do members of the Christian church believe in the virgin birth? Yes.  The statement in Isaiah 7; 14, "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel," is taken as a prophecy of the virgin birth of Christ.  New Testament passages such as Matthew 1:20 and 25 are accepted at face value as declarations of the virgin birth.  Christ is accepted as the only begotten Son of God.
  4. Do members of the Christian church believe in the resurrection? Without a doubt.  Our faith stands or falls on what we believe about the resurrection.  It is our only hope.  The apostle Paul says in I Corinthians 15:14, "And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain."
  5. How often is the Lord's Supper served?  We observe the Lord's Supper every Lord's Day, as this was the practice of the early church. "And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them. . . ."  (Acts 20:7)
  6. What does the Christian church teach concerning missions?  Giving to missions is a vital part of our church program.  We give liberally to foreign and home missions alike.  When we give to missions, we are obeying Jesus' command to go to all the world.  (Matthew 28:19 20)
  7. How does one become a member of the Christian church?  In the salvation of man's soul there are two necessary parts:  God's part and man's part.  God's part is the big part,"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any one should boast."  (Ephesians 2:8)  The love which God had for man led him to send Christ into the world to redeem man.  The life and teaching of Jesus, the sacrifice on the cross and the proclaiming of the gospel to men constitute God's part in salvation.  But man must comply with the conditions of pardon which are set forth in God's Word, namely:
    • Hear the Gospel.  "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in whim whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?"  (Romans 10:14)
    • Believe.  "But without faith it is impossible to please him for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."  (Hebrews 11:6)
    • Repent of past sins.  "And the times of this ignorance God winded at; but now comandeth all men everywhere to repent."  (Acts 17:30)
    • Confess Jesus as Lord.  "And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water; and the eunuch said, 'See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?'  And Philip said, 'If thou believeth with all thine heart, thou mayest.'  And he answered, 'I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.'" (Acts 6:36-37)
    • Be baptized for the remission of sins.  "Then Peter said unto them, 'Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost'."  (Acts 2:38)
    • Live a Christian life.  "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."  (I Peter 2:9)

 
". . .  be thou faithful unto death,
and I will give thee a crown of life."

(Revelation 2:10)

 

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