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Growing up, there were many things that confused me about Christianity, and like so many OTHER people seeking to know answers about spiritual matters, near tops on my list of wanting spiritual answers to was: “Which Is The True Church of God?”
Maybe YOU would like to know the answer to that question as well? I found out the answer, but it took me a lot of time and effort in finding it.
A dear family member graciously handed me The Book Of Mormon, which I eagerly devoured in less than 3 days. At the end of it, it challenges a person to pray and ask God to reveal to them as to whether or not the things written in the Book of Mormon (From the church of Latter Day Saints) is trustworthy (true) or not? I prayed and trusted … and God didn’t tell me the “Book” was true or trustworthy.
I’m so thankful He remained silent TOO! It took many years after that to appreciate His silence when I had prayed that prayer, because once I became spiritually born again, the answer became crystal clear not long after regarding the question: “Which Is The True Christian Church?”
So then – what did the Holy Spirit reveal to me regarding our question? The same THING He reveals to every other truly born again Christian. Born again Christians ARE the church. People who have turned over their lives to Jesus Christ are His church. Each individual born again Christian is one member of Christ’s many-membered church around the world. Whether we align ourselves with a Baptist church fellowship and/or denomination for instance, a Lutheran church fellowship and/or denominiation, the Catholic church denomination, or any one of the many other denominations and or church organizations … we are still a member of His church.
If you sleep under a bridge at night and decide to stay under that bridge on Sunday morning rather than visit a place whether other Christians are meeting, under the bridge is the church. How so? Because YOU are the church. Where you are on this planet, wherever that might be, YOU are where the church IS. That doesn’t imply that you’re the only church. It simply means that as one member in good standing with Jesus Christ because of your trust in Him for paying the price by dying in your place on the cross for your sins (thereby allowing you free access into heaven upon dying to be with God forever) … wherever you are, a member of the church IS.
The building on the street corner or the hut in your village they refer to as “the church”? That’s not the church. When people left that location the last time, the church scattered. When people show up and worship and get taught the Word of God the next time they meet there – that’s where the church fellowship is assembled. When everyone leaves to go home, the church becomes each individual home people live at. The building you all leave behind is just a building. You can keep any sign you like on the front of it that says "church" - but it doesn't change the fact that the church is not THERE at that location if no born again Christian is inside (or on the premise).
The building on the street corner or the basement in which you meet to assemble together is your place of fellowship – NOT your church. Simply stated, it’s your church fellowship. There’s a huge difference between saying it’s your church, verses saying it your church fellowship (which happens to be the correct way of expressing the matter).
Asking the question: “Which is the true Christian Church?” is like asking “Which is the true Christian Bible?” Using the word “which” takes a person on a path to total confusion and frustration, if they aren’t aware that all Bible translations we have today were transcribed from the original Hebrew and Greek writings of those people the Holy Spirit used to write the very first books of the Bible. Translating accurately from the Hebrew and Greek texts into the language we know and understand is why we have so many different modern day Bible translations to choose from, in case you weren’t aware. The meaning of words change as time passes in every language; hence different Bible translations to better help people understand what God wants them understanding regarding the original Hebrew and Greek books that make up the Holy Bible.
Why then all the different church fellowships and/or Christian denominations and groups? Because God has given His church members the freedom and liberty to worship Him, learn of Him, fellowship with others who believe similarly as they do … so they have a spiritual family they can be around to help them grow spiritually, and be used of God to help others grow spiritually in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
No doubt Satan has taken great advantage of this freedom and liberty God has given Christians in forming various church fellowships, but once you become born again and somewhat spiritually aware, you’ll grow to appreciate the freedom and liberty God has given His church to be part of His TRUE family on earth.
So there you have it. If any group of people calling themselves
Christians are trying to convince others that they are the "true" Christian
church, you now know they don't have a clue. Doctrinally they may have
their ducks together, but they are missing the point totally.
Individual people of all different denominiations and groups are the true
Church, as long as they are truly born again. Not just one exclusive
group who won't be truly spiritually born again.
Truly born again Christians know better than to do such a thing, because
they have the Holy Spirit convicting them not to give place to the deception
and hence confusion of Satan.
So there you have it. If any group of people calling themselves Christians are trying to convince others that they are the "true" Christian church, you now know they don't have a clue. Doctrinally they may have their ducks together, but they are missing the point totally. Individual people of all different denominiations and groups are the true Church, as long as they are truly born again. Not just one exclusive group who won't be truly spiritually born again. Truly born again Christians know better than to do such a thing, because they have the Holy Spirit convicting them not to give place to the deception and hence confusion of Satan.
In fact, as you study the Holy Bible, you’ll eventually become aware that God is quite vague on a LOT of matters that involve His church, as well as many other matters that involve our spiritual relationship with Him. God is extremely generous with our freedom and liberty as born again Christians. But one thing God the Father is ADAMANT about! His one and only begotten Son Jesus Christ (conceived of by the Holy Spirit; not a man) paid full price for all of our sins – past, present and future – by taking full punishment for each of our sins - receiving God the Father's wrath that we each deserve because God has decreed that our sins against Him MUST be punished - by dying in our place on the cross and experiencing excruiating pain and ultimately separation from God the Father … so you and I wouldn’t have to – EVER – for eternity. That happens to be the Good News Of The Gospel Of Jesus Christ - the very HEART and ESSENCE of Christianity. Out of that truth, the "Church" came into being. Aren’t you glad you heard that Good News?! You’ll DO the right thing now, won’t you, now that you’ve heard it? Afterall … it’s only “Good News” to those who DO the right thing with it, and that is give their all to Jesus Christ, because He certainly gave His all for YOU so that you can experience eternal life with God, His holy angels, and His people – eternal joy without end once you enter heaven.
PLEASE HELP SHARE THE BEST NEWS GOD HAS FOR EVERY PERSON!
"And this gospel of
the kingdom [Jesus
died for sinners] shall be preached in all the world for a
witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
(Quote from Jesus Himself: Matthew 24:14).
Consider how many children in "all the nations" have never heard YET what Jesus accomplished for THEM at the cross? PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS TO THE LITTLE CHILDREN!
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