We, the Ojai Church of Christ, would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. We are a group of Christians who are committed to worshiping and glorifying God in our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Having no creed but Christ, and accepting no human authority, we seek always to be guided by God’s Word as revealed in the Bible. In all that we teach and practice, our determined desire is to be directed by God’s Word alone. To this end, questions asked about our life and worship are welcomed.
We believe in the words of the Apostle Paul, “There is on body and on Spirit – just as you were called – on Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6)
Our God and Father is, we believe, the Creator of all that exists. His Son, Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit together comprise the divine trinity – three persons making up the One true God. But we, His creatures, have rebelled against Him in sin, and so have separated ourselves from Him.
Jesus Christ the Son, became flesh and dwelt on earth among us. He became like us that we might become like Him. In Hebrews 2:14-15 we read: “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death – that is, the devil – and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”
Trusting in the redemption secured for us in His blood, (the one faith) we are born again of water and the Spirit, to serve Him as members of His family. Paul reminds us in Titus 3:4-6: “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us not because of hi mercy.