Christ stated in Matthew 16:18 that he would build his church. The Church of Christ today is that church. Because the Church of Christ is the church we read about in the New Testament, it must therefore follow the commands, instructions, and ordinances found in the Bible. This is why most members share a concern for carrying out the worship and work of the church as revealed in the Scriptures.

Recently, the issue of using instruments of music in our worship has come to the attention of the public. We sincerely regret that some congregations have chosen to go public with their determination to leave the old paths and use mechanical instruments of music in their worship.

The congregation at Pioneer and Bell in Elk City is determined to stand with the church in the first century on this or any other issue. We take this means to inform interested students of the Scriptures for the rationale for this position. We encourage the reader to consider carefully the following articles written by faithful Gospel Preachers.
Dale I. Royal, Elk City, OK

"And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."