The Quincy church of Christ is a non-denominational congregation of Christians striving to maintain allegiance to Jesus Christ by following the teachings found in the Holy Scriptures, the Bible. We do not claim to have reached a point of perfection as individuals or collectively, nor do we believe that we are the only ones capable of following the truth in Scripture. The following areas are not exhaustive of what the Bible teaches, but representative of areas of wide interest.
We believe in the only true God (John 17:3), the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). He created all things (Revelation 4:11) and upholds all things by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). He is a God of truth and without iniquity. He is just and right (Deuteronomy 32:4), and He shall judge the world (Psalm 9:8). We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections, and are worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience (Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 4:3-4).
We believe in the total deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe He is the manifestation of God in the flesh. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe Him to be true God and true man (John 1:1, 1:14, 1:18; John 14:8-9; 1 Timothy 3:16).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14). The Holy Spirit regenerates the sinner upon belief in Christ and baptism into Christ (Titus 3:5-6, Romans 6:4-6). The Holy Spirit indwells, guides, instructs, fills, comforts, and empowers the believer for godly living (Mark 13:11; John 14:26; John 16:13; Romans 5:5; 1 Corinthians 3:16). The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of God's righteousness and of coming judgment (John 16:8-11). We believe that the Holy Spirit is a gift from God given to all Christians (Acts 2:38). We believe that the Holy Spirit: lives in us (Romans 8:9-11), empowers us to fulfill our mission while on earth (Ephesians 3:14-4:1), sanctifies us (I Peter 1:2), convicts us (John 16:8), comforts (Acts 9:31), teaches (I Corinthians 2:13) and renews us (Titus 3:5).
We believe man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntarily transgressing, fell from his sinless and happy state. Consequently, all mankind is sinful. All people are sinners by their own choice and therefore are under just condemnation without defense or excuse. We believe that without exception every man and every woman bears the guilt of sin and needs a Savior (Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 3:10-19; Romans 1:18, Romans 1:32).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice. We believe that each person who by faith repents of their sins, turning away from a sinful life (Acts 17:30), receives forgiveness of sin and is born again through water baptism (Acts 2:38), being justified on the basis of Jesus Christ's shed blood on the cross (Romans 6:3-11).
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate (Acts 1:3; Acts 1:9; Hebrews 7:25-26; 1 John 2:1-2).
Heaven & Hell and
The Return of Christ
We believe in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. His return has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The saved are raised to eternal, conscious bliss in heaven (Matthew 25:34; John 14:2; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Revelation 2:7). The lost are raised to eternal torment in hell in conscious separation from God (Matthew 8:12; Matthew 10:28;Matthew 13:49-50; Mark 9:47-48; Luke 12:5; Revelation 21:8).
Upon faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and being immersed for the forgiveness of sins, a believer becomes part of His body, which is the church. There is one church universal. The Scriptures command believers to gather in order to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, sharing in the Lord’s supper, fellowship, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world in fulfillment of the command of Christ to disciple all believers (Ephesians 5:23;Romans 12:1; Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Matthew 28:18-20). Wherever God's people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the church under the oversight of Overseers/Elders/Shepherds. The church's members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ (Ephesians 4:16).
Realizing that the cause of Christ extends beyond any one local fellowship, we commit ourselves to an ongoing ministry of extending the call of Christ to make disciples around the world (Matthew 28:19-20).