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BIBLICAL FACTS: Which is the true church among many? and why?

BIBLICAL FACTS: Which is the true church among many? and why?

JESUS BUILT ONLY ONE CHURCH

Thousands of different denominations claim to be following Jesus Christ. Yet they teach thousands of different "gospels"

Is Jesus Christ the Head of all these denominations?,Is he the master of confusion?, Is Christ divided?

Many today believe that all churches are right. In other words, it does not really matter which church one goes to. They say, “God has saved people in all churches. It is up to the individual in each church to be sincere in his worship and accept Jesus as his personal Saviour.” They also say, “God has His children in all denominations . Therefore all churches are the same.”

These statements are made by self-claimed preachers, “pastors,” and members of various denominations.

Do you long for a church where virtually all the members bring their Bibles to services, and where everyone actually

believes what the Bible says and is trying to live by the true "first-century Christianity" that Jesus Christ and His apostles lived and preached?

The Bible says: “To-day if ye shall hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.” (Hebrews 3:15 ).

what is a church?

“Church” is a translation of the Greek word

ἐκκλησία (ekklēsia). Greek is the language in which the New Testament was first written.

Ἐκκλησία means “a called out assembly,” “a congregation.” It refers to God's people who are called out of the world into fellowship with Him (I John 1:3 ;

Acts 26:16-18 ; Colossians 1:13 , I Peter 2:9-10 ). The church is God's redeemed people (Acts 20:28 ; Titus 2:14 ; I Peter 1:18-19 ). It is a holy nation (I Peter 2:9 ). Members of the church are citizens of a heavenly kingdom (Colossians 1:13 ;

Philippians 3:20-21 ). The church is part of God's eternal purpose in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:8-11 ).

When Jesus said: “I will build my church,” He meant to establish His redeemed people who would be a holy nation, citizens of his heavenly kingdom (Matthew 16:18 ).

Since Jesus Christ Himself established His church, then no man on earth has a right to establish a church. Jesus said: “But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted not, shall be rooted up.” (Matthew 15:13 ). The Psalmist wrote: “ Except Jehovah build the house, They labor in vain that build it” (Psalm 127:1 ).

Where can one find salvation?

Since no man has a right to establish any church, it follows that only in the church which Jesus established is salvation to be found. Then Jesus promised, “I will build my church,” (Only one!)This one church began in Jerusalem on the first Pentecost day after His resurrection. Three thousand people heard the gospel. They believed and were baptized and the Lord added them to His church (Acts 2:36-38 , 42 , 47 ).

Jesus Christ is the Saviour of His body, which is the church (Ephesians 1:22-23 ; 5:23 ).

The church Jesus built

Jesus asked His disciples: "'Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?' So they said, 'Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets'" (Matthew 16:13–14).BIBLICAL FACTS: Which is the true church among many? and why?

But Peter answered: "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Then Jesus continued: "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church , and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it" (v. 18).

Jesus here said very plainly that He would build a "church"—which simply meant in the inspired Greek language a "group" or "crowd" of people. Jesus called it " My" church—not just any group or crowd or church.

Throughout the New Testament, God clearly indicates, again and again, that

His people— His Church—would be small in number during this age, and would often be persecuted. He said: "You did not choose Me, but I chose you…. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you" (John 15:16–19 ).

Wherever they are, it is obvious that God's true people do not

truly "fit" into this world and its society. For Jesus continued: "If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you" (v. 20). And Jesus called His people the " little flock" (Luke 12:32 ).

Jesus said: "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it" (Matthew 7:13–14 ). Remember, then, only a few go in through the straight gate. Only a few truly understand and are part of God's true Church today!

Notice: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven" (Matthew 7:21 ).

Churches are called by all kinds of names: Episcopal, Baptist, Holiness, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Catholic, Methodist, Pentecostal and others after their names thereby imposting rules through different creeds for their members.

°Christ's church must bear his nam since he built it with his own blood.

Jesus said: “and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32 ). No man can bring any truth today except that which is revealed in the Bible. The Lord only speaks to us in His Book (John 12:48 ; Hebrews 1:1-2 ). The Bible is a complete book. It has everything needed for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (II Timothy 3:16-17 ). Speaking to the Father, Jesus said: “thy word is truth” (John 17:17 ). We must measure a church by the Word of God to see if it is the true church of Christ!

Note;

•The church which did not begin in Jerusalem is not the true church (Acts 2:5 ; Isaiah 2:1-2 ;

Micah 4:1-2 ).

•The church which has women in authority, or allows them to preach, is not the house of God (I Timothy 2:9-15 ).

•The church which sprinkles or pours water instead of immersing or dipping in water for baptism cannot be the Lord's church (Romans 6:3-4 ; Acts 8:38-39 ).BIBLICAL FACTS: Which is the true church among many? and why?

•The church which has elders who are unmarried, and who do not have well behaved children who believe, is not the Lord's church (I Timothy 3:2-5 ; Titus 1:5-9 ).

•The church which permits a man to marry more than one wife at a time is not the church of Christ (Matthew 19:4-6 ; I Corinthians 7:2 ).

•The church which uses instruments of music (such as drums, guitars, organs, etc.) in its worship cannot be the church of Christ (Ephesians 5:9 ;

Colossians 3:16 ; Hebrews 13:15 ).

•The church which requires its members not to eat certain foods is not the church of God (I Corinthians 8:8 ; I Timothy 4:1-5 ).

•The church which calls its preachers “ Reverend” or “Father” cannot be the body of Christ (Matthew 23:-12).

•The church which baptized

babies and little children cannot be the church which the Lord built. Only those old enough to

hear, believe , repent, and

confess Christ can be baptized (Mark 16:16 ; Matthew 28:19

Romans 10:8-10 ; Acts 2:37-38 ;

8:12 , 36-38 .

•The church that teaches it has the power to pray so that its members can receive

miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit is not the church of Christ. The Bible shows that only the apostles had the power to impart the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This was done by the laying on of hands (Acts 8:14-21 ; 19:5-6 ). Since the apostles are all dead, we know this does not continue today. When the complete New Testament was revealed and confirmed, the need for miraculous gifts ceased (I Corinthians 3:8-13 ).

¶The Bible teaches that if one is wrong on one point, he is guilty of all (James 2:10 ). Therefore, any church which is wrong on any of the above points is not the true church of Christ! Do not teach the doctrines and commandments of men, but follow the Bible. Only those who do the will of God will be saved (Matthew 7:21-23 ; Luke 6:46 ). Obey the truth today and be added by the Lord to His one, true church (II Corinthians 6:2 ; Acts 22:16 ).The churches of Christ salutes you!!!

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And, remember that the denominations who do not hold firmly the first century christian message,(God's Kingdom Message,) which is the primary and secondary message of the Bible, is also not the body of Jesus Christ. 2nd john, verses 9-11; Mathew 3: 1,2; 4: 17; 10: 7, 11-15; Mark:13: 10; Mathew 24: 14; Luke 12: 32. - sunikem24@gmail.com
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