The "Church" Jesus Built

The "Church" Jesus Built

THE CHURCH JESUS BUILT WHY SO MANY DIFFERE NT KINDS OF CHURCH ES The establishment of the church The apostasy Attempt at reformation Our effort to restore Jesus SCRIPTURAL CONCEPTS THE CHURCH UNIVERSAL The Body of Christ: Ephesians 1:22,23

All Those IN Christ Ephesians 1:10, 2:16; 1 Corinthians 12:12,13 Saved Individuals the headEphesians 1:22 Steven Peter Paul Timothy Us - if saved! SCRIPTURAL CONCEPTS THE CHURCH LOCAL Christians in the same area joining together to do the Lords work Ephesians 1:1; Phil. 1:1; 1 Cor. 1:2

Submitting to the head in organization, work and worship Ephesians 4:11; 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 2:13,14; Colossians Jesus the headEphesians 1:22 UNSCRIPTURAL CONCEPTS DENOMINATIONAL CONCEPT OF THE CHRIST 10 Pennies 3 Dimes 2 Nickels 2 Quarters SO . . .

BODY OF Catholic (606) Lutheran (1517) Presbyterian (1560) Baptist (1608) Methodist (1740) Mormon (1830) Pentecostal (1898) CHURCH OF CHRIST? UNSCRIPTURAL DENOMINATIONAL CONCEPT OF CONCEPTS Smaller Than the Universal Church, but Larger than The Local Church.

BODY OF Catholic (606) Lutheran (1517) Presbyterian (1560) Baptist (1608) Methodist (1740) Mormon (1830) Pentecostal CHURCH OF (1898) Un sc ri p tu ra l THE CHRIST CHRIST? Why So Many

Churches? The seed is the Word of God (Luke 8:11) The The Bible Alone Christian Bible + Methodist Discipline Methodist Bible + Baptist Manual Bible + Book of Mormon Baptist Mormon Denominationalism necessitates different seeds! Men have tampered with the In The Beginning JESUS PROMISED TO BUILD HIS CHURCH Birth of

Christ 3-4 BC Earthly Ministry 26-27 AD Death, Burial & (3 Years) Resurrectio n 29-30 AD And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."(Matthew 16:18,19) In The Beginning THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHURCH Ascensio n of Christ

Acts 1 Death, Burial, Resurrecti on 29-30 AD (40 Days) Day of Penteco stActs 2 (10 Days) First gospel sermon Acts 2:14-39 Saved added to the church Acts 2:41,47 They continued steadfastly . . . Acts In The Beginning THE GROWTH OF THE CHURCH The day of

Penteco st Acts 2 The Samaritans Acts 8:4-13 Ethiopian Nobleman Acts 8:2639 Cornelius & his Etc. household Acts 17 Acts 10,11 Thessalonic 1 Corinthians 4:17 Saul of Tarsus Acts 9:1-18; 22:16 Philippians

Lydia & Jailor Acts 16 a, Berea Acts 18 Corinth Acts 19 Ephesus In The Beginning THE DISCIPLINE OF THE CHURCH The church to be subject to Christ Ephesians 1:22,23 Jesus commissioned and equipped the apostles: Matthew 28:18,19; John 16:13; The apostles then revealed all truth Acts 20:27; Ephesians 3:3-5

The church was, (and is) to be governed by the Word of God Luke 8:11; Ephesians 4:11-16; Jude 1:3; 2 Timothy Why So Many Different Churches Today? THE FALLING AWAY Biblical History: Adam and Eve Genesis 3 From Adam to Noah Genesis 6:7,12 Those delivered from Egypt Numbers 14:1-4, Hebrews 3:16-19 The nation of Israel Divided 928 BC. Northern 10 tribes fall 722 BC. Judah falls 589 BC. The restoration 535 439 BC.

Why So Many Different Churches Today? THE FALLING AWAY Biblical History: THE WARNIN GS! Jesus warned of false teachers Matthew 7:15; 24:5,11,13,23-26 Paul warned that an apostasy was going to take place Acts 20:28-32; 1 Timothy 4:1-5; 2 Timothy 4:1-4; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Peter mentioned the reality of false teachers 2 Peter 2:13 Why So Many Different Churches Today? THE FALLING AWAY Biblical History:

The Signs: The presence of false teaching Acts 15; Galatians 5:1-4; Colossians 2 Division was condemned in the church at Corinth 1 Cor. 1:10-17; There were those who possessed the spirit of preeminence 3 John 9,10 Five of the seven churches of Why So Many Different Churches Today? THE FALLING AWAY Biblical History: Post Biblical History: A gradual

departure from Gods Word Presiding Elders Elder Bishop distinction Metropolitan Bishops Diocesan Bishop Arch Bishops (Alexandria, Jerusalem, Antioch, Constantinople, & Rome) WHY SO MANY DIFFERENT CHURCHES TODAY? THE FALLING AWAY Step #5 Step #6 POPE Boniface III 606 AD

Arch Bishops Step #4 Diocesan Bishop Step #3 Metropolitan Bishops Step #2 Elder Bishop distinction Step #1 Presiding elder Original Elders Elders Elders Elders Elders Elders Elders Elders

Why So Many Different Churches Today? THE FALLING AWAY Biblical History: Post Biblical History: Council of Nicea (325 A.D.) Latin Mass (394 A.D.) Purgatory (593 A.D.) Transubstantiation (1000 A.D.) Celibacy of Priest (1015 A.D.)

Indulgences (1192 A.D.) Auricular Confession (1215 A.D.) Sprinkling (1311 A.D.) Why So Many Different Churches Today? ATTEMPT AT REFORMATION October 31, 1517 nailed his 95 theses to the door of the All Saints Church in Whittenberg His goal was to Change the traditions of the Catholic church. Whatever is not against Martin Luther scripture is for scripture, 1483-1546 and scripture for it [Handbook of Denominations, pg. Why So Many Different Churches Today?

ATTEMPT AT REFORMATION What the Bible does not command we may not do, Gave up images, crosses, indulgences, observing the mass, and the practice of celibacy, and the use of organs in Ulrich Zwingli the church. 1484-1531 In 1522, mounted a protest against the fast Why So Many Different Churches Today? ATTEMPT AT REFORMATION Martin Luther (1517) Church of

England (1534) John Smyth Baptist (1608) Joseph Smith Mormon (1830) Over 3,000 mainline churches Augsbur John John g Calvin Wesley Confessi Presbyteri Methodist on an (1737) (1530)

(1560) Ellen G. White Adventism (1844) T O D A Y Why So Many Different Churches Today? ATTEMPT AT RESTORATION Most Three Proposed ways to obtain everyone is unity: in Catholicism Accept the authority of the Roman Catholic agreement Church even though there is

that such a very little resemblance to what we state of find in the NT. division is Interdenominationalism not good! Unity in the absence of following a But what divine pattern of organization, can be doctrine, and worship. done about Restoration Returning to the Why So Many Churches? The seed is the Word of God (Luke 8:11) The The Bible Alone Christian Bible + Methodist Discipline Methodist

Bible + Baptist Manual Bible + Book of Mormon Baptist Mormon Denominationalism necessitates different seeds! Men have tampered with the Why So Many Different Churches Today? CONCLUSION Division exist contrary to the prayer and teaching of Jesus Christ (John 17:20,21; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13) Men departed from the scriptures and brought into existence Catholicism Men tried to reform the apostate church - which resulted in denominationalism Division is not good but how can

Why So Many Different Churches Today? CONCLUSION Our plea is for a complete return to the pattern revealed in the New Testament: Book, Chapter, and Verse Everything the scriptures teach Nothing the scriptures do not authorize Call Bible things by Bible names Do Bible things in Bible ways Why So Many Different Churches Today? CONCLUSION You can be a member of the Lords church! Not by submitting to the

Pope Not by submitting to the doctrines and commandments of men But by submitting to the Lord Jesus Christ Mark 16:16

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