Wednesday, June 17, 2015

17 Points of the True Church

Some of you may already be aware of the 17 Points of the True Church. I believe familiarity with these 17 points is very important, although I would strongly advise that you use this for your personal growth and knowledge.

Disclaimer:
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT use these points to bash with others. One, bashing is NEVER okay whether you're a "normal" member of the church or you will be serving as a full-time missionary. Two, there are many that dislike the Church that are familiar with these points and have already created their arguments, therefore attempting to use other than directed by the Spirit will be useless and only cause contention.

Since we have that out of the way, have at it! I'd recommend you mark these and search for other scriptures that teach the same doctrine. You can never have enough sources. :)

17 Points of the True Church

1-Christ organized the Church. Eph. 4:11-14

2-The true church must bear the name of Jesus Christ. Eph 5:23

3-The true church must have a foundation of Apostles and Prophets. Eph. 2:19-20

4-The true church must have the same organization as Christ’s Church. Eph. 4:11-14

5- The true church must claim divine authority. Heb. 5:4-10

6-The true church must have no paid ministry. Isa. 45:13 and 1 Peter 5:2.

7-The true church must baptize by immersion. Matt 3:13-16

8-The true church must bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. Acts 8:14-17.

9-The true church must practice divine healing. Mark 3:14-15

10- The true church must teach that God and Jesus Christ are separate and distinct individuals. John 17:11 and John 20:17

11-The true church must teach that God and Jesus Christ have bodies of flesh and bone. Luke 24:36-39 and Acts 1:9-11

12- The officers must be called by God. Heb 5:4, Exodus 28:1, Exodus 40:13-16

13-The true church must claim revelaton from God. Amos 3:7

14-The true church must be a missionary church. Matt 28:19-20

15-The true church must be a restored church. Acts 3:19-20

16-The true church must practice baptism for the dead. 1 Cor. 15:16 and 29.

17-By their fruits ye shall know them. Matt 7:20

Why are these things important? Hebrews 13:8b  

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