Horse Cave Church of Christ


Online Booklet - "Introducing the Church of Christ"

By special permission this material  is reproduced  on our website from the book published by Star Bibles entitled:

Introducing the
Church of

Copyright 1981
Star Bible Publications, Fort Worth, Texas 76182



The Bible is the only book that is a safe and sure guide on any and all subjects "pertaining to life and godliness" (2 Peter 1:3). This book is only intended as an incentive to the reader to "search the Scriptures to see whether these things are so" (see Acts 17:11). On the important theme of the church Jesus built, neither the editor nor any writer would want to leave the impression that the chapter he had written about the church constituted any kind of an authority or creed for settling questions or disputes. Rather, he would have the reader go to the Scriptures and allow God to speak the final word.

If a more extensive study on these matters is desired, the reader may enroll in a Bible Study Course by mail.  For any good you may derive from our humble efforts in editing, writing and publishing the book, we shall be thankful and shall ascribe unto God all "the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations" (Ephesians 3:21).  

Alvin Jennings
Director and Managing Editor
Star Bible Publications, Inc.  September 3, 1981
Fort Worth, Texas


Written by about 50 different men...

Chapter Titles

  1. Predicted By The Prophets

  2. Founded By Jesus and On Him

  3. But One True Church of Christ

  4. Not A Denomination

  5. Jesus Is The Only Head

  6. Described By Many Figures

  7. The New Testament Is Only Standard of Authority

  8. Old Testament For Her Learning, But Not Her Law

  9. Worships In Song

  10. Lays-By-In-Store

  11. Communes As Christ Ordained

  12. Follows Biblical Pattern in Prayer

  13. Preaching Is Biblical

  14. Self-Governing Under Christ

  15. Overseen by Biblical Elders

  16. Deacons Serve The Church

  17. Preachers in the Church

  18. Wears Only Biblical Names

  19. Evangelizing the World for Christ

  20. God's Benevolent Hand

  21. Teaches New Testament Plan of Salvation

  22. The Practice of Baptism

  23. Adults are Subjects of Baptism

  24. Role of Women in the Church

  25. Upholds Godly Living

  26. Honors God's Teaching on Marriage and Divorce

  27. The Scriptures are Her Discipline

  28. Worships On The Lord's Day

  29. Seeks to Restore Original Church

  30. Urges All to Unity Upon the Lord

  31. Fellowship for All in Christ

  32. Forfeit Salvation by Turning From Christ

  33. The Holy Spirit in Life of Christian

  34. Miracles of Bible Times No Longer Available

  35. Salvation to Whosoever Will Accept

  36. The Nature of Man

  37. Doctrine of the Godhead

  38. Future Punishment of Wicked

  39. Priesthood of All Believers

  40. Rejects Outer forms of Ritualism

  41. Give to God and to Caesar

  42. A Virgin Born Savior

  43. The Deity of Christ

  44. An Inspired Bible

  45. Saved by Blood of Jesus

  46. God's Kingdom Established on Pentecost, 33 A. D.

  47. Salvation by Faith, But Not by Faith Only

  48. Church Essential to Salvation

  49. Tradition of Men Not Accepted

  50. Anxiously Awaits Return of Jesus

  51. Bodily Resurrection of the Just and the Unjust

  52. Heaven for the Righteous, Hell for the Wicked

*This booklet may be purchased from Star Bible Publications, and is also available in Spanish. You may call them at 1-800-433-7507 or visit their website at: Star Bibles for more information. .


Paul was an inspired apostle and was subjected to intense scrutiny when he preached the gospel to the Bereans (Acts 17:11). The authors of these pages, none apostolic of course, must yield to the same degree of examination. If what they say is consistent with the word of God and true -- then it must be followed -- not because they wrote it, but simply because it is God's Divine Word which shall judge us (John 12:48).. Accordingly, the inclusion of these pages is not intended to be a "creed" or statement of faith in addition to the word of God, but rather an explanation of what that Divine message teaches in key areas.

At the time this work was published (1981) it is believed all these men stood for a singular faith and practice. Since then, some no longer preach that singular truth: some due to death, some due to the fact that they no longer preach, some due to the fact that they no longer preach the truths they once preached.  No endorsement is intended of error the writers may have taught or practiced elsewhere. Questions may be directed to
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