Built by Christ (Mt. 16:16-18), established on the first Pentecost following the death, burial and resurrection of Christ (Acts 2), and directly related to local churches of Christ present in the first century (Rom. 16:16), the Liberty Church of Christ continues a 2,000-year biblical tradition. We believe in the authority and inspiration of the scriptures (II Tim. 3:16-17, II Pet. 1:19-20) and approach the scriptures in conventional, conservative ways. Our conclusions about the Godhead, the divinity of Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, the work and worship of the church, and the undenominational uniqueness of the church grow out of our careful ways.
We believe "that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone" (Jas. 2:24). Hearing (Rom. 10:17) "a message by which you will be saved" (Acts 11:14), faith (Heb. 11:6), repentance (Acts 2:38), confession (Rom. 10:10), baptism (I Pet. 3:21) and walking "in newness of life" (Rom. 6:4) are essential steps to salvation. Not a "paint by the numbers" approach to salvation, this plan involves obedience "from the heart to the standard of teaching" (Rom. 6:17). Imperfect people, we also believe that "if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins" (I Jn. 1:9). Discounting on-going forgiveness of sins is discounting the far-reaching effect of the Cross for the faithful and prayerful (Acts 8:22). "In him we have redemption through his blood...according to the riches of his grace" (Eph. 1:7).
Our worship follows the New Testament pattern. "On the first day of the week" (Acts 20:7) we assemble (Heb. 10:24-25) to "eat this bread and drink the cup (to) proclaim the Lord's death until he comes" (I Cor. 11:26), offer prayers (I Cor. 14:15), and seek "upbuilding and encouragement and consolation" in the Word (I Cor. 14:3). We also sing (Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16) believing that a capella praise is a requirement and not just an option. Also as a biblical requirement, our congregation and our worship is lead by our men (I Tim. 2:8).
We grieve the doctrinal tensions troubling our brotherhood and, because of those tensions, must include a few words about who we are not. We reject the extreme of legislating according to tradition and angry disputing, and also the extreme of too close an affinity with denominational ways and too little attention to doctrine. We prayerfully seek to travel the narrow gate and hard way that leads to eternal life (Mt. 7:14) while avoiding additions to or deletions from God's word (Rev. 22:18-19).