Church of Christ

4010 State Route 605
Galena OH, 43021

Our Beliefs

The Bible is God's Word

Everything we believe, teach, and practice as a church is based on the fundamental belief that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is our only rule of faith (2 Timothy 3:16-17). God's Word endures forever. Its message is as relevant and meaningful today as it was 2000 years ago. The Bible is our only source of doctrine. It alone is our guide in all matters relating to our Christian faith and worship.

Jesus Is the Christ, the Son of God

All that we believe and do is directly linked to our belief and firm conviction that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16). Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). Salvation is found in no one else (Acts 4:12).

The Greatest Command Is to Love

The first and greatest command is to love God. The second greatest is to love one another (Matthew 22:36-40). Love does not diminish the need to obey. Jesus said that if we love Him we will keep His commandments (John 14:15). We are to imitate God and walk in love (Ephesians 5:1-2). We are to love one another (1 John 4:11-12).

A Second Chance through a Redeemed Life

We have all sinned and are unable to save ourselves (Romans 3:23). Our salvation from sin involves God's love and grace and our response. God gave His one and only Son as a sacrificial sin offering on the cross to redeem us (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:4-9). Salvation also involves our response to God's love. We must listen to the Word of God (Romans 10:14,17). We must believe in Jesus Christ (John 3:16). That faith must be demonstrated by repentance or turning away from sin (Luke13:3; Acts 3:19). Faith must be expressed by confessing our belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Acts 8:36-37; Romans 10:9-10). Baptism is also essential for salvation from our sins (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:26-27). We then live a faithful Christian life because we appreciate all that God and His Son have done for us (2 Corinthians 5:15; Galatians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:9). more »