A church you can read about in the Bible
It is our desire and goal to be like the Christians of the first century you can read about in the Bible. We believe this is possible if one is willing to be guided solely by the Bible and the teachings of the apostles found in New Testament.
The Hammond church of Christ is not a denomination
Like in the first century, the Hammond church of Christ is an independent congregation of Christians who have no earthly organizational ties with any other church or group of churches. We wear no name other than Christ’s who died for us. We are simply Christians (See Acts 11:26.) as described in the New Testament.
A church that is just a church
Many churches today are involved in all kinds of recreational activities, business ventures, and social projects. Less and less attention and emphasis is being placed on the need to save people from their sins through the preaching of the gospel. Some churches do not teach on any doctrinal matters for fear of offending someone. However, we are told in 2 John 1:9, “Whosoever abides not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God.”
Our emphasis is spiritual in nature; not material or social. We do not claim perfection in our attempt to follow the Bible, but neither do we use our imperfection as an excuse. We are willing to examine ourselves to make sure we are following the Scriptures to the best of our ability. (See 2 Corinthians 13:5 and Acts 17:11.)
If you are looking for a church that is just a church, seeking to help people save their souls and go to heaven, we invite you to worship with us and study with us.
A church that teaches you what you must do to be saved
“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) But God is not willing any should perish. (See 2 Peter 3:9.) Jesus died on the cross of Calvary to make salvation possible to all men. We are told in Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men.” Through one’s faith and obedience to the New Testament plan of salvation one can have the forgiveness of sins and live in hope of eternal life.
A church that teaches the New Testament plan of salvation
The most important question anyone can ask is, “What must I do to be saved?” What does the New Testament teach about salvation?
• One must hear (understand) the gospel of Jesus Christ. Romans 10:17
• One must believe that Jesus is God’s Son. John 8:24; Mark 16:16
• One must confess their faith in Christ. Romans 10:10; Acts 8:37
• One must repent of their sins. Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38
• One must be baptized into Christ for the remission of their sins. 1 Peter 3:21; Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16; Romans 6:3-8; Mark 16:16