The elders at Pitman Road Church of Christ transgress the Word of God by their tradition on placing membership, they also transgress the commandment of God by accepting those who's baptism is invalid. If a man or woman comes with letters of commendation from a Baptist church or any man made church and places formal membership and they accept them or make him a elder by their tradition his or hers sins are still on them from the Word of God. Baptism saves us; 1 Peter 3:21 and that Baptism can not be invalid. To add or to omit anything, may EXCLUDE from life everlasting. Paul said; in Romans 6:17&18, we where saved when we obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
JESUS WANTS A SPOTLESS CHURCH, A CHURCH WITHOUT BLEMISH. ITS IS OUR DUTY TO EARNESTLY CONTEND FOR THAT FAITH THAT IT WOULD BE JUST THAT: A GLORIOUS CHURCH, NOT HAVING SPOT, OR WRINKLE, OR ANY SUCH THING; BUT THAT IT SHOULD BE HOLY AND WITHOUT BLEMISH. EPH.5:27
One more thing I seen; the Deacon and brethren who are invoked in the Seniors Nursing Home are giving the Lords Supper to those out side the Body of the saved which is wrong. Also you can not give them a false hope, you must warn them.
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
Jesus is the only rightful founder and head of the church, not you or me or someone else no matter how eminent. It's the same "I" as in "I am the way the truth and the life" (John 14:6). Who else can say that?
Jesus told Peter, "I will build my church" The first word of the statement is "I". This marks the Lordship of Christ.
Will” marks the authority of ChristWhen Jesus says "will", he expresses his authority (Matthew 28:18). His will is supreme except for the will of his Father.
“Build” marks the work of Christ When Jesus says "build", he expresses his work. "My food is to do the will of the one who sent me to finish his work... My Father is at work until now, so I am at work" (John 4:34, John 5:17).
“My” marks Christ’s possession of the church When Jesus says "my" he indicates to whom the church belongs.
PITMAN ROAD CONGREGATION SEEMS TO SAY IT'S "THEIR CHURCH" AND DOES WHAT EVER THEY WANT!
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST DOES NOT PUT EASTER IN THE WORSHIP AS THE DENOMINATIONS DO. ANY BODY CARE?
Pitman proceed according to what pleases them, without bothering to ask if it pleases Christ and seeking their Master's authority. We have his authority to build nothing in his name, save that which he would build. When was it ever his will to build a denomination? Whatever is not according to his will is contrary to it.
Promoting denominations like Pitman church of Christ does is not the work of Christ. Only in building the church Christ died for are we doing Christ's work. In promoting a denomination, we are working for somebody else and doing somebody else's work, not the Lord's.
God will not make us believe and obey the truth-- Lies can produce the same emotional response that truth can- -We MUST love the truth enough to study it, handle it aright and obey it, no matter what we “want to hear” I THOUGH BUT GOD SAID
Just because a preacher or a speaker or a teacher uses Biblical knowledge to prove his or her point does not necessarily mean that everything they have taught is Biblical. It is up to each individual person to test what they hear against God's Word to make sure that what they have heard is the truth. And how do you do this? By staying rooted in your Bible, by reading your Bible over and over, by knowing it in and out, front and back. You will know a counterfeit dollar bill by touch if you handle real money often enough. So too will you know false teachings if you are familiar with what your Bible says. DOES ANY ONE CARE AT PITMAN CONGREGATION?
THE PRIZE ETERNAL LIFE. I AM 78 YRS. OLD, AND I THINK ABOUT LIFE AND DEATH. THE FEELING WHEN YOU GET PAST THE JUDGEMENT THRU FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS AND YOU GOT A NEW BODY, NO PAINS AND YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
2 Timothy Chapter 4
1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Did Jesus the Christ die for the teaching of Dan Cooper and Derrick Busch?