At St. Elmo church of Christ, we strive to be the same church as our early predecessors of the 1st century described in the New Testament. We are simply Christians and not any type of denominational group. Every congregation of the church of Christ is completely autonomous, and rests upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets. Christ Jesus is the corner stone" (Ephesians 2:20), and He is the one and only "head" of His church.
His church is the "body" over which He is "head" (Ephesians 1:22-23). This means that the church is to be in complete subjection to the will of Christ, presented in the pages of inspired New Testament scripture (II Timothy 3:16-17).
A serious burden of responsibility is laid upon the elders, evangelists, and members of every local congregation to be certain that our beliefs and behaviors are correct. We analyze our faith carefully, we study the Bible thoroughly, and we reject false doctrines and traditions which contradict the teachings of Jesus and His apostles (Matthew 7:21; II Thessalonians 2:15). If being a member of the 1st original church that Christ died to begin in the 1st century sounds appealing to you, we pray you will check into it further by attending our worship services and Bible studies to see for yourself if we are truly preaching God’s Word.
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17)
“Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” (John 8:24)
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33)
You must, with sincere heart-belief, confess that Jesus is Lord. He is Lord whether you confess it or not, but it is unto your salvation that you must acknowledge His deity and His ownership (Romans 10:9-10). This confession is the external expression of an internal spirit of complete submission to every aspect of His word and will. As with faith and repentance, confession alone does not save (Matthew 7:21).
Be baptized for the remission of sins “Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’” (Acts 2:38)
Live a faithful Christian life in the fellowship of God’s people "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:58) “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)