Palm Springs Drive church of Christ: How We're Different
1) The Bible is our only authority. We have no creed books. We have no council that decides what doctrines to keep, throw out, or change. Jesus is our head, we are His body (Ephesians 1:22-23), so we do only what He and His inspired apostles tell us in the Bible.
“Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God.” (2 John 9)
2) We’re not a denomination. We’re not part of a larger network of local churches joined by a headquarters or “mother church”. We answer to God alone for our actions, not to a church hierarchy.
3) We’re just Christians. When people ask, “What kind of Christian are you?” we don’t want to be hyphenated Christians. We’re not “Baptist-Christians,” “Lutheran-Christians,” “Catholic Christians,” or even “Church of Christ-Christians.” Those distinctions were both non-existent and forbidden in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 1:10-13). We’re just Christians. We follow Christ like they did in the Bible, that’s it. We hope you’ll be just a Christian too!
“…and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” (Acts 11:26)