DO WE KNOW THE
i. Universal aspect: Matthew 16:18
ii. Local aspect: Romans 16:16
i. ONLY ONE: Ephesians 4:4; I Corinthians 12:20
a. Prophecy pointed to that day of Pentecost: Isaiah 2:2,3:
ii. All nations would flow unto it!
The word of
Jehovah would go forth from
iv. Began to be fulfilled on THAT day of Pentecost in Acts 2!
(a.) Peter referred to that time as “the last days” Acts 2:16, 17.
(b.) The commission that embraced ‘all nations’ began to become operative: Matthew 28:19, 20; Luke 24:47.
(c.) The word of Jehovah went forth from
came in Acts 2 upon the apostles, and the church, the kingdom was established on Earth, fulfilling God’s prophecies.
i. “A party or sect in religion”. But God’s ‘Way’ is NOT a sect: Acts 24:14-16. (Sect is from ‘Section’, a part of something)
ii. What is the foundation of Denominationalism? DIVISION, different interpretations of God’s Word. Without the teaching of conflicting doctrines of men, denominationalism could not exist. If DIVISION is wrong, then so is denominationalism! John 17:20-23. DENOMINATIONALISM IS THE VERY OPPOSITE OF THIS PRAYER!! I Corinthians 1:10
today become a Christian, becoming a member of the
iv. When people obeyed the Gospel, as taught by the apostles, did that make them members of a Denomination? Acts 2:37, 38, 41, 47.
i. God’s Seed, His inspired Word:
1. Hear – Romans 10:17; John 6:44, 45
2. Believe – Hebrews 11:6; John 8:24
3. Repent – Acts 17:30, 31, Acts 2:38
4. Confess Christ as Lord – Romans 10:9, 10; Matthew 10:32, 33
5. Be baptized in water into Christ for the remission of sins! In other words, according to the Word of God, the seed of the Kingdom of God, man must be born again: John 3:5 – and notice, this is WATER baptism – Hebrews 10:22; Titus 3:5; I Peter 3:21;
I Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 5:26; Acts 8:36-39; 10:47, 48. Notice also that this water baptism into Christ is FOR the remission of sins: Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; Romans 6:3-6; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12, 13; I Peter 3:20, 21.
a. The alien sinner meets the blood of Jesus Christ in water baptism: Acts 22:16; Revelation 1:5; Romans 6:3-6; I Peter 3:21.
b. Water baptism, the one baptism – Ephesians 4:4, puts one into Christ’s church, His kingdom: Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:23; I Corinthians 12:13.
i. Teaches an alien sinner to pray and mourn and then imagine he is ‘born again’ WITHOUT WATER & THE SPIRIT! Then, they pronounce him a child of God, and saved eternally! In other words, IN THE KINGDOM, and then they LATER baptize him into a denomination, a church of HIS choice, NOT into Christ, for the remission of sins!
NOT IF IT IS PATTERENED
AFTER THE CHURCH IN THE NEW TESTAMENT TEACHING, THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST!!!