On the day of Pentecost a new institution came into being: the church of Jesus Christ. The transition from the old covenant to a new covenant had thus been completed.
The church is God’s vehicle, designed by Him to save, heal, instruct and preserve God’s people and carry them to the first resurrection.
The Old Paths Bible Church is simply a small part of the body of Christ, a group of people committed to pure and primitive Christianity. We are not denominationally affiliated. We consider ourselves “Christians” as we aspire to be IN CHRIST, and pray for the unity of believers in truth, in doctrine, in holiness, in the power of the Spirit, and in love. We preach the only saving gospel of the death, burial, ressurection, and revelation of Jesus Christ: As He died, we die with him in repentance; as He was buried, we are buried with Him in baptism. As He was ressurected, so we receive a new life in the gift of the Holy Ghost, and as He was seen after His ressurection, so He is seen in us as our lives are completely changed to be conformed into His image!
Because of our love for His word, we are commited to scriptural doctrinal purity, and stand for many important truths that are key to genuine Christianity, such as:
Absolute monotheism -There is only one God! God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.
The identity of Jesus Christ -He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature, the only begotten Son of God, the Word who was made flesh.
The Holy Ghost experience as being the purpose of Calvary - Jesus did not die on the cross to produce a church of semi-commited semi-believers; rather, He is building His church with the obedient believers to whom He gives the gift of His Spirit.
Worship -The automatic expression of those who understand the hope of their calling. It is neither ritualistic and dead, nor is it the orgiastic frenzied chaos now masquerading as pentecostalism. It is a living, Spirit energized expression of praise reflected in songs, hymns, spiritual songs, testimonies, shoutings of praise, extended meaningful fervent prayer, the gifts of the Spirit, the preaching of the Word.
Holiness -A life of obedience to the law of God as motivated by a love for Him, his Word, and his people is the normal Christian experience. It is recognized by the world in our attitude, honest business dealings, modesty and sex-distinction in clothing, rejection of worldly entertainment, and especially our love for one another.
Doctrine -A life of scriptural revelation awaits the true child of God.
We would like to welcome you to visit! Our current meetings are:
- Sunday 10:00 am - Sunday School
- Sunday 11:00 am - Church Meeting
- Sunday Night Service at various locations (Call first)
- First Sunday Night of the month rally at 6:30 pm
- Thurs. 7:30 pm - Prayer and Bible Study
- 2nd Saturdays of each month at 2:30 pm – Shape-note Singings (Call first. Sometimes singings are held at alternate locations.)
From Bowling Green, Mo, take Hwy Y generally SW about 9 miles to Pike Rd. 410 east approx. 2 miles.