Welcome to life changers church of christ, We strongly believe the church of Jesus Christ is marching forward and we are making tremendous progress to touch this generation with the gospel (the good news). The reason we can be this optimistic lies in the inerrant, absolute truth of the Scriptures. While on the one hand, we need to be aware of the severe problems facing the universal church, on the other hand, we can claim the promise found in Matthew 16:18. Jesus says to Peter and to us, “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Regardless of one’s interpretation of this passage—and there are many—Jesus is saying that his church will survive. It has survived in the annals of church history; it has survived tremendous oppression in other countries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and it will survive in America and beyond in the twenty-first century.