In Acts 2 when the Church was established there was only one church (one Christ, only one body; Ephesians 4:4). As time went by, grievous wolves have entered in and made havoc of the Church (Acts 20:29). This has caused religious division, false teachings, corruption on many different levels and ultimately discouragement to many who want to be pleasing to God, but are confused as to what is the truth. This is certainly, not what God wanted because he admonished us to “...be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Corinthians 1:10).
We as the Church of Christ at Milestone strive not to be a “denomination” but simply the New Testament Church that you can read of in the Bible. We do this by humbling ourselves to the authority of Christ (Matthew 28:19) and recognize him as the Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23).
We call ourselves the Church of Christ at Milestone to identify who we are. We are the Church (body of believers) that belongs to Christ meeting in the Milestone community. We do not need to identify with any other man or creed. We know this is pleasing to God and authorized because when Paul (through inspiration) wrote to Rome he penned, “...the Churches of Christ salute you” (Rom. 16:16). We know that those who followed Christ in the New Testament called themselves Christians (Acts 11:26). So we are simply Christians. We do not call ourselves anything else, for that would only divide. Besides, why would one want to call themselves anything other than something that promotes the one that died for him (1 Cor. 1:12, 13)?