If you've the stomach for it!
If the faith has once for all been delivered (Jude 3).
If faith comes from hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17).
If whatever is not of faith i.e., the Word of God, is sin (Romans 14:23b)
If there is only one faith, one Lord, one baptism (Ephesians 4:5)- anything else is all downhill from here, and we’re not talking about skiing.
“After Jesus delivered some ‘hard sayings’ many walked with him no more.
Jesus asked the twelve if they were going to leave too.
‘Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God." John 6:69
SO THE NAME YOU WEAR
Jesus built only ONE (1) church- His. It means the above can't all be right. Only one is His. Choose wisely because He is only coming back for the ONE (1) He built (1 Corinthians 15:25). As for below, as there is but one God (Eph 4:4-6), you owe it to yourself to find out which box God put His check mark in, because He only put His checkmark in one... man did the rest.
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:6-9. Note: ‘you have received– past tense, as verified also by Jude 3 regarding faith.
God’s says there is only one gospel and warns us not to change it… no grey area here.
I will build my church (singular) Matthew 16:18; There is one body (singular) Ephesians 4; And He is the head of the body, the church (singular) Colossians 1:18. Did somebody say ’singular’?
Christ only built one church– His (the body). He alone is the head… no grey area here.
But He answered and said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch." Matthew 15:13-14
Christ planted the seed, the Word. It tells us of one church-Christ’s… no grey area here.
I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; Matthew 16:18-19
The words church and kingdom are used interchangeably… no grey area here.
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 1 Corinthians 15:24
Christ is coming back for His church only. Are you in it?… no grey area here.
DOES IT REALLY MATTER WHAT CHURCH YOU GO TO?
UNION OF VARIOUS CDN GROUPS
AD - 2019
the CHURCH of CHRIST (RO: 16:16)
CORNWALL, ON, CANADA,
SEED PLANTED IN 1990
I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH... MATTHEW 16:18
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:22-25
I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except by Me. John 14:6
7TH DAY ADVENTISTS
ELLEN WHITE NH, USA
MARTIN LUTHER GERMANY
Followers of Jesus Christ were called Christians who belonged to the one church that Jesus built. Paul told King Agrippa that he wished the King was just as he (Paul) was except for the chains.
You need to ask yourself, ‘Just what was Paul?’
You need to ask yourself, ‘Just what am I?’
King Agrippa is long gone. So is his kingdom and countless others. There is but one eternal Kingdom/Church (2 Peter 1:10,11,16).
the CHURCH of CHRIST (RO: 16:16)
THAT JESUS BUILT, GROWS WHENEVER, WHEREVER HIS WORD (SEED) IS PLANTED
FOOD FOR THOUGHT-
HELP YOURSELF TO SECONDS!
CONSTANTINE MODELS COUNCIL OF BISHOPS ON ROMAN SENATE
ROMAN CATHOLIC & EASTERN ORTHODOX
More than 1500 different Christian faith groups exist today in North America according to ‘ThoughtCo’ religious statistics, each with their own brand of practices and beliefs pertaining to Christianity. Globally that figure jumps to a staggering 41,000 when cultural differences are figured in.
A chart below lists some of the major groups, including when they were founded, by whom and where. Feel free to check out how many of these groups, names and all, are found in the New Testament. Good luck with that one.
Remember, all this in spite of Jesus building but one church, that being His own.
The same one and only church He will be coming back for. Luck will not be involved in that one.
WHY DO YOU CALL ME LORD, LORD...
HONESTLY, IT ISN'T ROCKET SCIENCE!
One can easily see why. Unless built on the foundation of Christ and following the pattern of the New Testament church, whatever/whoever came along after AD 33, unequivocally isn’t from Jesus Christ no matter what claims are made. Which is why Jesus said, "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me you evildoers!' Matthew 7:21-23.
As harsh as it sounds, Jesus said exactly what He meant and meant just what He said. He who has ears to hear, let him hear (Mark 4:9, 23; Luke 8:8; 14:35). Are you listening?
As Jesus says, ‘Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?’ Luke 6:46
MADE ROME’S OFFICIAL RELIGION
The Lord God has built His house. It is clearly not ‘man-made’. Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain (Psalms 127:1).
If you insist on doing what you want instead of what God clearly instructs, you will be a slave of your own demise, with only yourself to thank.
Only the following;
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch (Acts 11:26).
Then Agrippa said to Paul, "Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?" (Acts 26:28)
However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. (1 Peter 4:16).
The name itself is praise to God, given by God and we should wear it proudly.
AND SOME WOULD ASK-
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
the Church of Christ in Cornwall
WILLIAM BOOTH ENGLAND
JOHN CALVIN SWITZERLAND
Spend your time wisely on something that will outlast it: Eternity
AND DO NOT DO THE THINGS THAT I SAY? LUKE 6:46
the CHRIST of CHRIST
BUILT BY JESUS CHRIST JERUSALEM
THE GOOD NEWS
The Churches of Christ Salute You
Go And Make Disciples Of All Nations
VAR FOUNDERS SWITZERLAND
CHARLES RUSSELL PA, USA
the churches of Christ Salute You Romans 16:16
The church of Christ Has no earthly headquarters John 18:36
Our citizenship Is in heaven Philippians 3:20
We set our path To the compass of scripture 1 Timothy 3:16, 17
The bible is God's Word and final authority John 12:48
The church of the living God Is the pillar and support of the truth 1 Timothy 3:15
We are the church Christ built Jesus said, " I will build My church " Matthew 16:18; ROMANS 16:16
Christ built One church Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:18
He will return For His church Corinthians 15:24; Matt 16:18, 19
Do differences matter?
Are you living in grey areas? Don’t! You need to stand in the light!
John 8:12; 1 Peter 2:9; Col 1:12-20