One True Church Part 3
There are many of the ‘religious’ that have such a kind heart they can conceive of no one being lost that professes a kindness toward and a belief in the Lord Jesus. They are so overwhelmed with their own guilt they want to believe their friends and loved ones, like themselves, are those who, in the denominations of man, are going to Heaven in spite of their disobedience to the Law of God!! After all, they claim, “God is love!”
There many ways to PROVE that Christ has just one wife/ bride/ body/ kingdom that those of us who study the Bible are mystified as to how they MISS the clear message therein taught!! For example: the bride of Christ wears His name as any wife wears the name of her mate (unless you are in today’s society where the woman does not respect the man enough to wear his name), the kingdom has only ONE king as any kingdom, the body is singular as is it’s Head (one body, one head) as is the bodies of all men. No man’s head EVER wore a different name than his body!! Jesus is the ONLY being I know of who came to this world with the proscribed mission to DIE for the sins of those He could redeem by His blood!! He is the only church-builder, beginner, originator that actually DIED to bring His church into existence. No denominational church beginner, organizer, originator actually died so his or her church comes into existence!! Jesus is the only being that possessed the nature called God who purchased a church. Acts 20:28, John 3:16 All other churches are started by a man, a group of men, or a country and ALL OF THEM were sinners. Jesus Church is the ONLY church I have read about that came from the side of a dead being!! The Roman soldier thrust his spear into the side of Christ and “forthwith came there out blood and water.” John 19:34 It is this same “blood and water” that ‘bears witness’ (affirms, supports, teaches, continues the story) as is used in 1 John 5:8. Christ’ Church is the ONLY church to have started in the city of Jerusalem, AD 33, at 9:00am on the Pentecost Sunday morning immediately AFTER the resurrection of Christ from the grave!! Acts 2:1-4, 38-47. The Church of Christ is the ONLY church that began WHILE the middle wall of partition was STILL IN POWER, the Law of Moses. Ephesians 2:14-18, Colossians 2:14-18 It is the ONLY church that began during the reign of a king of kings. Daniel 2:44 (A king of kings was a king who reigned over kings of other nations, they were WORLD kings. There had been four world conquerors: the Babylonian with Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar, Medes and Persians with Darius, Greeks with Alexander the Great, and the Romans with the Caesars) The Church of Christ started in the days of the Caesars! Christ kingdom was to “come out of Zion” Isaiah 2:2-4, Micah 4:2. It is the ONLY church the disciples of John the Baptist could ALL be baptized out of John’s movement and into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. Colossians 1:13. It is the ONLY church to which ALL of the apostles belonged, all other churches started hundreds of years later and they were all dead. Acts 10:47-48, Acts 22:16. It is the ONLY church that for the first TEN years of its existence the only members of it were Jews!! Acts 10. No denomination existed early enough to have men or women who could trace their blood lines back to Abraham!! The Church of Christ pre-existed time!! Ephesians 5:32. These are but a few of the distinguishing ear-marks of the Lord’s Church—get some denomination to match on two of them, if you can and please inform the writer, he needs this kind of information !!
After ALL this proof, they will still cry; “the Church is one great big combination of all the churches, Romans 16:16 just means ALL the churches collectively.”