Our Church History
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Russell Springs Christian was organized in 1913. They first met in a store building belonging to a Mr. Popplewell. Dr. John D. Combest and his sister, Tina Wells, purchased the first church building from the Northern Methodists in 1916. They later deeded the building to the Russell Springs Christian Church.
The congregation is composed of immersed believers in Christ, accepting the Bible as the revealed Word of God. We recognize Christ as the only head of His Church ( Col. 1;18; Eph. 1:22, 23) and accept the Scriptures as the only authority for faith and practice. We do not claim to be the only Christians but desire to be Christians only, by wearing His name (Acts 11:26) and exalting the name in word and deed ( Col.3:17).
We proclaim the same terms of admission to the church as did the apostles. They declared that one must:
1. Romans 10:17 ; Hear the gospel.
2. Acts 16:31; Mark 16:16; Believe in Christ and His Word.
3. Acts 17:30; Repent of his sins.
4. Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:10; Confess Christ before men.
5. Acts 2:38; Be Baptized.
Matt. 3:2; Repent ye for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matt 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I tell you unless one is born of the water and Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
In matters of government the congregation is completely autonomous with an elected board of elders and deacons to direct the spiritual and business affairs of the church (Titus 1"5-9; I Timothy 3:1-13; Acts 6:1-6).
The Lord's Supper (Communion) is observed each Lord's Day, proclaiming the Lord's death until He comes again. (I Cor. 11:26)
The church advocates New Testament stewardship of proportionate giving (I Cor. 16:2) through the medium of tithes and offerings.
The congregation is a group of godly, good, kind people. There are some great cooks that love to help prepare a feast for special occasions. The dress for church is mostly casual for any service. We pride ourselves with being somewhat just a good old traditional church.