About the Zapresic Church of Christ

The Zapresic Church of Christ is a congregation of Christians that believes in the Holy Trinity: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit. The foundation of our faith is the Holy Scriptures or the Bible, which consists of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Teacher and the founder of his Church. We also believe that people are lost in sin and that Jesus Christ saved us from eternal damnation by sacrificing himself on the cross.

Despite the fact that eternal life is God’s gift, we have to be obedient to God in order to be saved. As Jesus tells us: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
(Matthew 7:24)

But it’s not enough to just listen to His words, we must also believe in them: “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
(Mark 16:16)

However, before we are baptized, we must confess our sins and repent. The Bible says: “In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.”
(Acts 17:30)

Right before our baptism takes place, Jesus Christ wants us to profess to people that he is the Son of God: “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.”
(Matthew 10:32-33)

Then comes baptism that is performed by immersing the whole body in water, the same way Christ was baptized. As the Apostle Paul stated: “And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.”
(Acts 22:16)

After baptism we become Christians, but our obligations don’t stop there. In order to complete the expectations of God’s will, we must stay faithful to death: “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
(Revelations 2:10)