CCLC | Christ’s Church of Labette Co. exists for a unique purpose:
As a “restoration movement” church, we have a responsibility to represent the Church found in the New Testament. After years of denominations establishing their own rules aside from the Bible, a group of preachers from several denominational backgrounds got together around the year 1800 to “restore” the New Testament Church back to its original Biblical blueprint. From those humble and committed believers was launched a fellowship of Christians who:
- wanted to wear the name “Christian” only (no other human or denominational names were needed).
- believe, practice and preach the Bible only (no other human creeds or man-made doctrines allowed).
We pay particular attention to what people did in the New Testament to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. With all the confusion, in the religious world today, over how to become a Christian, we believe we accomplish God’s Will by going back and following what they did in the New Testament. We encourage you to read the book of Acts and see what people were told to do to be forgiven of their sins and receive the Holy Spirit as they become followers of Jesus. Acts 2:36-42 says:
36 – Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified. 37 – Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what are we to do?” 38 – Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 – For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 – And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on urging them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!” 41 – So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. 42 – They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Our purpose today is not to be one more religious group trying to win people to our way of thinking, but to represent the Church found in the New Testament and win people only to Jesus.