By Way of Introduction...
What is the Church
How is it different?
Aren't all religious groups the same?
No. All religious groups are not the same. The churches of Christ are
different. They are unique in their commitment to restoring, in our time, one
church; one without man-made teachings and traditions; on tracing its beginning
to Pentecost, A.D. 33
How? When did this
In the latter part of the 18th century, men of different religious beliefs,
studying independently of each other, in various parts of the world, began to
WHY are we divided
WHY not go back beyond division to the simplicity
and purity of the first-century church?
WHY not use the Bible alone?
"Thy word is truth." (John 17:17)
"The truth shall set you free." (John 8:32)
Why not be Christians only?
"And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch." (Acts 11:26)
Back to the Bible
Members of the churches of Christ are absolutely committed to the ideal:
"Speak where the Bible speaks. Be silent where it is silent!"
With the Word of God as our only guide, we seek to determine what the original
church was like, what it taught, what it practiced, and to restore that church
exactly (Gal 1:8,9). 'Back to the Bible' also means that nothing be required as
'acts of faith' except that which is clearly evident in the scriptures.
We are just
The confusion in the religious world today is far different from the unity
shared by the early Christians. We have no sectarian organization nor name,
doctrine, or creed. Following the teachings of Christ and His apostles, we are
"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in
the breaking of bread, and in prayers." (Acts 2:42)
The Church of Christ in Madurai is:
A Concerned Church
We are concerned about others; this is why we give our benevolent and mission
programs top priority.
"As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto
them who are of the household of faith." (Gal 6:10)
A Friendly Church
We strive to open our hearts as well as our doors to all. Visitors are welcome
as our honored guests.
"By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
A Busy Church
Classes for All Ages
Vacations Bible School
Thomas Thangadurai - India
"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed." (2 Tim 2:15)
In keeping with
God's Command, we provide:
Bible Correspondence Courses by mail for those interested in private home study
of God's Word.
Personal Home Bible Studies.