The Church of Christ at Wisconsin Rapids

The Church of the Bible

We follow the example set by the church described in the New Testament. We follow the doctrine taught in the New Testament and we believe that this is the only valid doctrine.

Galatians 1:8:
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.

See also: 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 and Revelation 22:18-19.

Following the New Testament example, we do not have an organizational hierarchy, but Jesus Christ is our Head (Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18). He is also our Savior because He died to bear the penalty for our sins.

Hebrews 9:27-28:
And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

See also: 1 Peter 2:21-24 and 1 John 3:4-5.

We also try to follow the example set by the New Testament in our practices. When assembled as a group, we do the following activities:

Though our members enjoy eating together socially, we don’t make this a part of our time as an assembled church. When the church at Corinth did this, it caused problems, which the apostle Paul addressed in his letter to them (1 Corinthians 11:20-22, 1 Corinthians 11:33-34).

Romans 14:17:
...for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Additionally, we help to support preachers working in other areas (1 Corinthians 9:9-14; 2 Corinthians 11:8) and Christians in need (2 Corinthians 8:13-15; 1 Timothy 5:9-16). We also believe it is the church’s job to spread the gospel.

Acts 10:14-15:

How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:

How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,

Who bring glad tidings of good things!

See also: Acts 8:4; Acts 8:25; Acts 8:35; Acts 9:20; Acts 10:36; and Acts 17:2-4

We believe that the Old Testament is also the inspired word of God and that there is a lot we can learn from it (Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11). However, it’s specific laws are no longer binding on us today.

Hebrews 8:13:
In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

See also: Acts 15:1-2,10 and Galatians 3:10-13

If you are looking for a church that follows the bible pattern, please contact us or visit us!