Tuesday, March 29, 2016

WHAT CHURCH? by steve finnell

I have been asked of what church are you a member? The church congregation where I worship on Sunday is identified as an independent Christian church.

I am registered in heaven as a member of the church of Christ. The same church as the apostles and other Christians in the first century had their membership.  Romans 16:16....The churches of Christ greet you.(NKJV)

Acts 2:41 Then those who gladly received his words were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. (NKJV)
Acts 2:47 ...And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.(NKJV)

The Lord Jesus was adding to the church those who believed  Peter's and the apostle's preaching and were baptized in water.

Jesus was adding the saved to His church; that would be the church of Christ, His church.

Jesus was not adding those who denied the preaching of Peter. Jesus was not adding those who denied His very words. Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (NKJV)
Yes, Peter preached believe and be baptized in order to be saved.

The Lord Jesus does not add unbelievers and the unbaptized to His church. 


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