Church Origins Practices Destinies

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There are numerous churches in the land. Can they all be right when they have different teachings and practices? They have different names and organizations too. Does Jesus approve of them all? If so, is He a hypocrite for approving contradictory teachings and practices? He would have to be.

Where did all the churches come from? They did not all come from the Bible because the Bible teaches unity (1 Cor. 1:10). They had to start somewhere; they started from men. And, it is worth noting they are not all headed to the same place (Matt. 7:21-23). Men can be religious, but wrong. Even though they are not all going to the same place, they are all going somewhere.

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Church Origins Practices Destinies

  1. 1. www.HebronChurchOfChrist.com
  2. 2. Numerous churches in the nation  Can they all be right?  Does Jesus approve of all?
  3. 3. Where did all the churches come from?  Not the Bible, 1 Cor. 1:10  Had to start somewhere, cf. Heb. 3:4
  4. 4. Where are they all headed?  Cannot be the same place, Mt. 7:21-23  Must go somewhere
  5. 5. Church of Christ – the redeemed  Bought by Christ, Acts 20:28  Built by Christ, Mt. 16:18  Began at Jerusalem, Acts 2:38-47  Year: 29/33 AD  Expanded by the gospel, Acts 11:19-23
  6. 6. Roman Catholic church  Developed over centuries  Head elder  City elder VS. country elder  Bishop VS. elder, cf. Titus 1:5, 7  1st law-making council, 325 AD  1st universally accepted pope in west 608 AD
  7. 7. Lutheran church  Martin Luther  95 debate propositions to pope  Wittenberg, Germany  1517
  8. 8. Presbyterian church  John Calvin  France  Institutes of Christian Religion: 1536  Official church of Scotland: 1592
  9. 9. Church of England  King Henry VIII self-declared head of church  England  1534
  10. 10. Baptist church  John Smyth  London, England  1607  Name adopted in 1644
  11. 11. Methodist church  John Wesley  “Holy Club” at Oxford, 1729  1739 set of general rules
  12. 12. Pentecostal church  Out of Methodist church in USA  Fasted & prayed for outpouring of the Spirit  1899
  13. 13. Church of Christ  Name, Rom. 16:16  Organization, Phil. 1:1  Worship, Acts 2:42; Col. 3:16  Work, Eph. 4:12-16; Mk. 16:15; 1 Cor. 16:1, 2  Doctrine, 1 Pt. 4:11; Jude 3; cf. Acts 2:38
  14. 14. Pentecostal church  Name: Old Testament feast day  Organization: one-man pastor, Council  Worship: instruments  Work: Entertainment, recreation  Doctrine:  Spiritual gifts, 1 Cor. 13:8-10; Mk. 16:17-18  UPC, Oneness, Mt. 3:16, 17
  15. 15. Baptist church  Name: Act of obedience  Organization: one-man pastor, Convention  Worship: instruments  Work: Entertainment, recreation  Doctrine:  Salvation by faith alone, Jas. 2:24  Once saved always saved, Gal. 5:4
  16. 16. Church of Christ, 1 Cor. 15:24 All others, Mt. 15:7-14

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