Bringing radical thoughts worth pondering (A blog of poriruachurch.com)
The Bible describes the church of Christ as the body of Christ; there is only one, and Jesus is its Saviour (Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:4; 5:23). The church of Christ is not a building or a denominational sect. Christ’s church is comprised of all penitent believers who have been baptized into Christ for the remission of sins, who have been added to the community of the saved by the Lord Himself, and who remain faithful to Christ’s teachings (Acts 2:37-47). The churches of Christ can be identified today by the scriptural designations worn (Acts 11:26; Romans 16:16), the gospel plan of salvation implemented (Acts 2:37-38), their benevolence and evangelism (2 Corinthians 9:6-15), their organization (Acts 14:23; 1 Timothy 3:1-13), their love for one another (John 13:35), and their spiritual worship each first day of the week involving prayers, singing, biblical preaching, the Lord’s Supper, and free-will giving (Acts 2:42; 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; 14:15; 16:2). If the church of Christ is the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23), and if Christ is the Saviour of the body (Ephesians 5:23), what does this mean for those outside the Lord’s church?
Originally posted on 20 April 2011 by Kevin L. Moore at http://www.poriruachurch.com. Quotations are from the NKJV.Original Photo Source