How to Distinguish a Sect from True Faith in God the Bible Says
What is the Church (Ecclesia) - Greek. ἐκκλησία) --
"IT'S NOT A BUILDING.A CHURCH IS A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE GATHER
Believers in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
IT COULD BE AT HOME))
"Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and the nymph, and the Church ... and Archippus, our companion, and your home Church " (Philemon. 1:2). 2.
IT COULD BE ANYWHERE:
Matthew 18: 20
"for where two or three are gathered in My name, there I am in the midst of them. ... for where even two or three are gathered for my sake, there I will be among them."
THE TRUE CHURCH OF CHRIST IS A PLACE WHERE:
- Taught !! NOT DISTORTED !! SIMPLE GOSPEL,
Which includes Simple truths:
The gospel of John 3: 16
"For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life."
Jesus died on the cross for me, in my place,
To justify me before God.
For the just punishment for sin is death.
IT IS NOT HE WHO SHOULD BE ON THE CROSS
and I-with my sinful nature, passed to me from Adam.
WITHOUT SHEDDING BLOOD, THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS.
AND GOD GAVE THE MOST PRECIOUS THING-HIS SON,
TO SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH HIM.
I ACCEPTED JESUS AS MY LORD,
And now God is looking at me --
-"HE SEES HIS OWN BLOOD. --
I AM A SAINT IN HIS EYES. I AM FORGIVEN.
THE BLOOD OF JESUS IS LIKE AN UMBRELLA,
Shutting me out from the wrath of God.
Jesus died in my place on the cross
and resurrected for my justification.
A believer in this,
IN HIS VICARIOUS VICTIM -
"HE WON'T BE ASHAMED.
"For there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we can be saved." © Acts 4: 12
Not one - "Saint", not the virgin Mary, not anyone in the world --
-"I can't save a man.
from God's just punishment for sin.
In the true Church, they don't baptize babies.,
Because the Scripture says::
- baptism, not the washing of the filth of the flesh,
but !!A promise to God of a clear conscience!!,
saves the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
The Apostle points here only to the necessity for the baptized person to consciously decide to start a new life according to his conscience.
AFTER WATER BAPTISM THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,
God begins to work on the human heart)).
Ezek. 11: 19
I will put my spirit in you and make you walk in My commandments, keep my statutes, and do them. And you will live in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you will be My people, and I will be your God. ... "And I will give you a new heart and a new spirit, I will lay you down; and I will take out of your flesh a heart of stone, and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit in you and make you walk in My commandments, keep my statutes, and do them.
Now we are a new creation in Christ Jesus. Forgiveness is a Central part of our faith: God forgives us, we forgive each other. When we turn to God the Father in the name of Jesus, He forgives us, and the Bible says that now there is no condemnation for us: "so now there is no condemnation for those who live in Christ Jesus, not in the flesh, but in the spirit...(Romans 8: 1). 2 cor. "So whoever is in Christ is a new creature; the old has passed away, now all things are new" (second Corinthians 5: 17).
THE TRUE CHURCH=MUST GIVE REASONABLE TEACHING))
The gospel of John 8: 31.
"Then said Jesus to those who believed in him
unto the Jews: If you abide in my word, you will be
truly my disciples,
8: 32. and you will know the truth, and the Truth will make you free.
2 John 1: 9 – 2in 1:9
-"Whosoever transgresses the teaching of Christ and does not abide in it has no God; whosoever abides in the teaching of Christ has both the father and the son.
THE TRUE CHURCH MUST SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS=GOSPEL WITHOUT DISTORTION.
Corinthians 4 Chapter-The Geneva Bible
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2 but have renounced the secret and shameful side,
Without resorting to subterfuges or distorting the word of God,
and by revealing the truth, by paying homage to the conscience of every man in the sight of God.