The Church of Christ Restored
- Organized in 1976, this body was formed by members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who separated from that organization due to various doctrinal innovations that took place in the RLDS church during the 1960’s and 1970’s.
- We believe in God, the Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. We believe the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be God’s word.
- We believe that God speaks to man today.
- This church falls within the “Restoration Branches” movement . It is not affiliated with the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) group or the Community of Christ organization.;”“Differences That Persist“
Doctrine and Covenant
The Doctrine and Covenants is a book of scripture containing revelations from the Lord. It is unique in scripture because it is not a translation of ancient documents. It is His word to this generation concerning the organization of Christ’s church on earth today, the eternal nature of God, and the promises of God to those who are willing to keep His commandments.
Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is Holy Scripture, with form and content similar to that of the Bible. Both of these books contain God’s guidance as revealed to prophets as well as religious histories of different civilizations. The Bible is written by and about the people in the land of Israel and surrounding areas, taking place from the creation of the world until shortly after the death of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon contains the history and God’s dealings with the people who lived in the Americas between 600 BC and 400 AD. These records were compiled by a prophet named Mormon onto gold plates.
The sacred plates were safely hidden away before these faithful Christians of that era perished. Joseph Smith was led to these ancient records in 1827, and with the gift and power of God, translated the ancient writings into what we have today. The Book Of Mormon, along with the Bible, testifies that Jesus Christ is our divine Redeemer and that by living according to His gospel, we can find peace in this life and eternal happiness in the life to come. (Please contact us for more information.)
John 10:16: And other sheep have I, which are not of this fold: then also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and there shall be one fold, and one Shepherd.
Epitome of Faith and Doctrine
• We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in his Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
• We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam ’s transgression.
• We believe that through the atonement of Jesus Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel.
• We believe that these ordinances are, first, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ ; second, repentance; third, baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
• We believe that a man must be called of God by “prophecy, and by laying on of hands” by those who are in authority to preach the gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
• We believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive church; viz., apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc.
• We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, etc.
• We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
• We believe all that God has revealed, all that he does now reveal, and we believe that he will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom of God .
• We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes, that Zion will be built upon this continent, that Christ will reign personally upon the earth, and that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
• We claim privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
• We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
• We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul, “we believe all things, we hope all things,” we have endured many things, and hope to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
(From “Times and Seasons” Vol. III, page 710, 1842)