Old Forms of Christianity

In the Winston-Salem Journal  dated Tuesday, April 24, 2012 there appeared this news item:  “A priest with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia…is trying to bring one of the oldest forms of Christiantiy—the Western Rite Orthodox Christian Church—to the Triad.”

The priest is correct in saying that the particular form of Christianity which he is trying to bring to the Triad is one of its oldest forms.  However, it is not the original.  The original form of Christianity is that which is found in the pages of the New Testament.  Furthermore, this original form is the only one that has God’s approval.  All other forms whether old or new are the inventions of men and are not acceptable.

Jesus made it clear that all who profess to worship Him but do so “teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” are only offering lip service.  (Matthew 15:8-9)  The North Main Street Church of Christ does not follow any of the many different forms of Christianity based on the doctrines and commandments of men whether old or new.  Rather we go all the way back to the original as found in the Bible itself.