Sorry, folks in Tennessee, but it looks like you have an outbreak of CofC TV mania, too. Anyone from that part of the country like to trade stories?
By AMY DAVIS
Friday, Jan 18, 2008
COOKEVILLE — How many plans of salvation does God offer? Just one, say Cookeville ministers Malcolm Hill and Paul Wilmoth of Northeast Church of Christ. And that’s what the duo plans to discuss this Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 9:30 p.m. on their weekly Channel 7 television program, Bible Questions and Answers.
“There are those in the religious world who do not understand that God has only one plan to save all mankind,” Hill said. “They think your plan may differ from my plan to be saved. Some say the direct operation of the Holy Spirit saves. Others say you’ve got to pray the ‘sinner’s prayer’ or that you’re saved by works, and so on. But God has only one plan. What I must do to be saved is the same thing you must do and the same thing all people in the world must do. That’s the reason Jesus said for us to go and preach the gospel to every creature and baptize in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost. Same plan.”
Hill and Wilmoth will discuss various Bible passages, including Acts 16:17, Matthew 7:14 and John 14:6, which emphasize the singular use of “the way” in regard to salvation.What is the way?Hill said, “The plan of salvation that God has given to every person is to hear the gospel (Romans 10:17), to believe the word of God (Hebrews 11:6), to repent of our sins (Luke 13:3) and to be baptized into Christ for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38). And then you live the Christian life.”
Bible Questions and Answers is produced on the campus of Tennessee Bible College, where Hill has served as president since founding the school in 1975. Previously aired audio versions of the program are available on the Northeast Church of Christ web site, http://www.necoc.org.
Did Johnny Robertson send these guys their talking points? For a denomination that claims to not be a denomination, they certainly do act like a denomination – if the things that these men said and that Robertson & Co affirm are not like a denominational creed, I don’t know what is.