Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The church of God.

There are many churches, about 850 different denominations, and they all say they follow the bible, but the all practice different doctrines and have their own way to receive “salvation”. Which one is the true church?. I heard from some people this answer s: “It depends on where you feel better” or “It depends on what your parents taught you” or “It depends on where god works in your life”. So is that fair they all believe in different things and practice different customs but yet they all get salvation? The true Church must be testified in the Bible. Jesus Christ came 2000 years ago to establish the true church of God, so let’s see which church the apostles went to in order to keep God’s commandments:

1 Corinthians 10:32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God—…

1 Corinthians 11:16
If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God

1 Corinthians 11:22 Don't you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? Certainly not!...

1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God

2 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all the saints throughout Achaia:

Galatians 1:13For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.
The church established by Christ was called the Church of God, no other name, nor any other denomination (like we see in many religions now a days). But there can also be many churches of God. The Characteristic of the true Church of God must be bought with the blood of Christ.

Acts 20:28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.[a] Be shepherds of the church of God,[b] which he bought with his own blood.
Why did Christ buy the Church of God with His blood?

Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace.

The reason why the church of God is bought with Christ blood is for the forgiveness of our sins. Which Church can receive the blood of the sacrifice of Christ for the forgiveness of sins? It has to be the church that celebrates the Passover; ceremony on which Christ offered up His Flesh and Blood (Matthew 26).

In reality, the true church that celebrates the Passover established by Christ exists now a day, and its name is Church of God just like 2000 years go. And in the same way Paul, the apostle, persecuted the Church of God, it has to be persecuted as well now a days. In the Church of God the people celebrates the Passover established by Christ, and therefore they can surely say:“salvation is found in Christ Ahnsahnghong”, because He is the one who brought back the Passover after so many years of being abolished (325 AD).
Where else? There is no other place where God’s commandments are fully kept than the Church of God.
The only and true church of God is the Church of God, which God bought with his own Blood.