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“THESE ARE THEY THAT FOLLOW THE LAMB WHEREVER HE GOES.”
— REVELATION 14:4 —
The Highway church of Christ promotes, teaches, and defends pure, unadulterated New Testament Christianity (i.e., true Christianity—founded directly by Jesus Christ, and grounded strictly in the Word of God under His new and better covenant: the New Testament).
The people who meet at 704 W Jackson St. in Sullivan, IL are neither “Catholic” nor “Protestant,” but merely “Christians” (Acts 11:26)—Christ-ians, if you will. They—and the churches of Christ as a whole—have no headquarters but heaven (John 18:36), no head but Jesus Christ (Eph. 4:15; 5:23), and no creed or constitution but the New Testament.
We believe that mankind today is obligated to live exclusively under the New Testament of Jesus Christ—i.e., God’s “new covenant” (Jer. 31:31-34; Lk. 22:20; 2 Cor. 3:6; cf. Heb. 7:22; 9:15-17), He having “set aside” the old (cf. Matt. 7:12; 22:40; Lk. 16:16; Acts 13:15; Rom. 3:21), by way of “nailing it to the cross” (Col. 2:14; cf. Heb. 8:6-13).
Notwithstanding, we passionately believe in the divine inspiration, and thus in the immense profitability (cf. 2 Tim. 3:16,17), of the Old Testament. We believe the apostle Paul when he said, “whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (Rom. 15:4; cf. 1 Cor. 10:11). In other words, we “believe in” the OT just as much as the NT; however, we recognize and acknowledge the reality that one cannot believe in the NT without believing that God “nailed [the old covenant] to the cross” (Col. 2:14).
We believe the Bible when it claims that ALL authority is contained in the written word that God has provided for man, and thus that the Bible—namely the NT—is authoritatively binding upon men today, governing man’s behavior in private, his treatment of others, his manner/mode worship, and even his thoughts. In other words, man must find authority for his actions (including his means of worship) in the Bible, as it was delivered to us ultimately by God Himself, via the Lord’s apostles and other inspired men (Matt. 28:18; 18:18; John 14:15-26; 16:4-15; 2 Tim. 3:16,17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; cp. 1 Cor. 14:37; Heb. 1:1-3; see also Acts 13:49; 15:35,36; 16:32; 19:10; 19:20; 1 Thess. 1:8; 4:15; 2 Thess. 3:1; 1 Pet. 1:25). Since God no longer speaks to man as He once did (Heb. 1:1-3; 1 Cor. 13:8-10; etc.), divine authority can be found in NO other place than the written Word of God.
Our mission is to preach the Gospel of Christ to those in our local area and beyond (Matt. 28:19,20; Mark 16:15,16; Luke 19:10) and to support others who do the same (cf. Php. 1:3-7).