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THE CENTURY CHURCH OF CHRIST IS NEITHER CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT NOR JEW
	
  The Century church of Christ is made up of those who are just 
Christians – nothing more – nothing less. We have not subscribed to 
any human doctrines, nor are we members of any denomination of man. 
We have studied our Bibles, found that we are under what the New 
Testament Gospel teaches. This is accepting Christ according to 
Christ’s own words and deeds (John 20:30,31). This is salvation by 
grace through faith and that not of ourselves (Eph. 2:8,9). We have 
received it from the Lord Jesus Christ by way of his word and have 
obeyed Him because he is the author of eternal salvation (Heb. 5:8,9). 

  1. The Century church of Christ is not Catholic – either Roman or
Greek. They say they are the oldest Christian religions and each claim 
to be the original church. Roman Catholics especially claim authority,
basing it upon Peter giving authority to the Roman Bishop. Thus they 
say that the miraculous powers of inspiration passed down to the Popes 
and others of the Catholic church. So they think they have the right 
to make laws and change things as they see fit because they claim they
are led by the Spirit. This is not so because Christ said the original 
apostles, (including Peter), sit on thrones judging spiritual Israel 
(Mat. 19:28). This they do by the word that they have revealed. Also 
the claims of the Bible are that it is complete and cannot be added to 
nor taken from and still be acceptable to God 
(Jude 3; 2 Pet. 1:3; Rev. 22:18, 19). Catholic authorities have 
changed many things that are taught in the New Testament. 
Matthew 28:18 teaches that Christ has all authority in heaven and in 
earth, but Catholicism says the Pope is over the church on earth.
Matthew 1:25 and 13:55,56 teach that Mary was the regular wife of 
Joseph after the birth of Jesus and that they had at least six children,
but Catholicism teaches that Mary was a perpetual virgin.
I Timothy 2:5,6 teaches that Christ is the one mediator between God
and man but Catholicism encourages people to pray through Mary. 
We could notice many other things but the Century church of Christ 
believes that the Bible is an all sufficient guide in religion 
(2 Tim. 3:16, 17), so we cannot be Catholic for they believe in 
teaching things different from the Bible. 	

  2. Neither is the Century church of Christ Protestant because modern
Protestantism does not believe the Bible is our Pattern to follow in 
religion. The Protestant movement gave the Bible back to the people 
and we appreciate this so much but upon examining the Bible we find 
that it authoritative for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction 
in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16, 17). 2 John 9 teaches that if we abide
not in the doctrine of Christ we do not have God, but Denominationalism
says that it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you acknowledge 
Jesus as the Christ and your Savior. 
Revelation 22:18, 19 teaches that
we cannot add human doctrines to the Bible nor take away from the Bible
without God punishing us. Protestantism says that different religious
practices are all right and man needs to do in religion what he feels
led to do. The Sword of the Spirit is the word of God (Eph. 6:17) but
in Protestantism there is the teaching  that the Holy Spirit operates
directly on people. Various teachings of miracles, claiming of tongues,
prophecy and the other gifts are given. Romans 1:16 teaches that the 
gospel is the power of God to salvation.  The Century church of Christ
follows the scriptures only and therefore they are not Protestants.

  3. The Century church of Christ is not of the Jewish religion because
they reject Jesus of Nazareth as being the Messiah, the Son of God, 
the Christ and the Savior. Jesus said if we believe not that He is 
Christ we will die in our sins (John 8:24). There are just too many 
proofs that he is the Christ and we believe this at the Century church
of Christ. The Jewish religion rejects the New Testament but it is the
covenant we are under and the message of salvation is found in it 
(Rom. 1:16: Heb. 10:9,10). So we certainly cannot follow the Jews 
religion.

  We are Christians only! We welcome your investigation!


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