Dating disciples

Baptism - Baptism symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.It signifies new birth, a cleansing from sin, the individual's response to God's grace, and acceptance into the faith community.Communion - Open communion, where all Christians are welcome, was one of the reasons for the founding of the Christian Church.In the Lord's Supper, "the living Christ is met and received in the sharing of the bread and the cup, representative of the body and blood of Jesus." Ecumenism - The Christian Church constantly reaches out to other Christian denominations.One of the early goals was to overcome the differences among Christian faith groups.The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) belongs to the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches and has had conversations with the Roman Catholic Church.

Individual churches cover the spectrum from fundamentalist to liberal.

Lord and Savior of the world." Belief in Christ as Savior is the only requirement for salvation.


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