We hold the Bible to be the inspired, complete, authoritative Word of God. We do not hold to any doctrine which did not originate in the Word of God as practiced by the church of the first century built by Jesus and established on the day of Pentecost. If you are unfamiliar with the church of Christ, we would encourage you to go to the Bible and study especially to the book of Acts in which the church was established and to the epistles which show how the early church lived and served God. The following charts show what the Bible teaches regarding the church of the first century:
The charts above are provided by Cates Publications; free .pdfs of "The Church of the Bible" are available at shop.catespublications.com
If you have any questions about anything on these charts, please contact us. We will be happy to study with you.