Beliefs

Central Christian College of the Bible is an undenominational college. The college is not affiliated with any denomination or denominational organization.

CCCB is supported by individual Christians, independent Christian churches, and independent churches of Christ across the country. Although these churches are independent, a review of their shared beliefs was described by professor Donald A Nash's article entitled "The Position of the Christian Churches."

What are Christian churches or churches of Christ anyway? They are governed by congregation, with no official organization controlling them. They desire to reproduce in doctrine, life, and practice the church founded by Christ.

OUR PLEA: What do we preach? We plead for the unity of all followers of Christ. This was the ideal of Christ for His church. He prayed "May they all be one; as thou, Father art, art in me and I in thee" (John 17:21). This unity should not only be in spirit but in reality. It is to be like that between the Father and the Son - a unity in purpose, spirit, and practice, in which all "speak the same things" (1 Cor 1:10).

OUR PURPOSE: The reason that this unity is necessary is stated in the prayer of Jesus, "that they all may believe that thou hast sent Me." (John 17:21) The salvation of the world by the preaching of the Gospel is the task of Christ and His church. The accomplishing of this goal has been hindered by division into many denominations and sects. Such division wastes time, energy, money, and confuses those who seek for truth. The world can not be won until the followers of Christ are one.

OUR PLAN: Yes, we have a plan by which this unity can be attained. It is not by an organizational union of existing denominations nor by human speculation. The only course is to return to New Testament Christianity. For this we plead! The only basis for any Christian faith is the inspired Word of God. Why not then restore the church revealed there just as it was without human additions, subtractions, theologies, or practices? This is the only logical plan for Christian unity.

OUR PROGRAM: Here is the way this plan works. We wear no name but the one in the Bible for the followers of Christ - Christian (Acts 11:26). We accept no creed but belief in Christ (Matt 16:16). We adopt no rule of faith and practice but the Bible (2 Tim 3:16- 17). We practice only the ordinances commanded by Christ. One of these is the Christian baptism which is universally recognized by all followers of Christ, the immersion of the penitent believer. The other is the weekly observance of the Lord's Supper as a simple memorial of our Lord's death for our salvation (1 Cor 11:23-30). This is a platform all followers of Christ can accept, for it is as broad as the New Testament and as narrow as the "faith once and for all delivered to the saints". This program to restore the church of the New Testament was begun some 150 years ago by different men in various areas whose mottos are still true. "Where the scriptures speak, we speak; where the scriptures are silent, we are silent." "In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, love."