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This is the most important message of all time… here’s why
Recent and Diligent Research of the New Testament now identifies
Christ’s one and only true Church and Gospel – the real purpose of life . . .
here’s the solid evidence:
Can there be more than one true religion? … one true science of chemistry … botany … zoology … or geology? Can all churches that teach different doctrines be true? Many people believe that all churches are merely different roads to the same place. However, consider the following quotations from the Bible: (1) “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” (1Corinthians 14:33) (2)“One Lord, one faith, one baptism.” (Ephesians 4:5) (3) “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21) “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” (Acts 20:29-30) What does all this mean? It does not mean that modern, traditional churches do not have some truth, for certainly they do. It does not mean that they do not render good, for they render much good. What it does mean is that there is only one church that has all the truth that has been revealed thus far. It has been re-established by Jesus as prophesied (See Acts 3:19-21) It is the only church that has the ordinances necessary for exaltation and the only church that has the priesthood of God to perform those ordinances with divine validity. What evidence do we have of this assertion?
In the year 33 AD Christ built a “home” to best accommodate the spiritual needs of His members. It was called His Church. He organized it. It should be the same today! The spiritual blueprint for this Church can be found in the New Testament. Occasionally the Savior made a “change order” to the blueprint. Such a change order came in the form of a revelation. The blueprint could be changed, but only by revelation from Christ, and such revelation would come to the prophet who was God’s spokesman on earth. In other words, God’s Church would be governed by divine revelation and by order (not by man’s speculation and interpretation). (See Amos 3:7 –“Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”
If one were to match the blueprint of Christ’s original Church against every church in the world today, he would find that point for point, organization for organization, teaching for teaching, ordinance for ordinance, fruit for fruit, and revelation for revelation, it will only match one—The Restored Church of Jesus Christ. He restored it like His original church of 33AD.
The doctrines restored by Jesus through His chosen prophet, beginning in 1820, are found in the writings of the ‘Apostolic Fathers’ of the early Christian Church (Those that lived and worked with the original apostles of Jesus) They are in flat contradiction with the doctrines of the modern, historical churches, and none of the basic doctrines of the historical churches of today is found in the Christian documents of the first two centuries. The doctrines restored through Christ’s modern prophet could have been known to him by revelation alone. He could not have known them by any human means. How is their agreement with the doctrines now known to historians of the early Church of 33 AD to be explained? … By chance or by revelation from God? A single doctrine might possibly agree by chance, but the agreement of doctrine after doctrine, frequently in minute detail, is irrefutable evidence of the divine calling of this modern day prophet.
If one desired to discover Christ’s Church today, he would want to match the spiritual blueprint found in the New Testament against every Christian church in the world until he discovered a church that matched the blueprint—organization for organization, teaching for teaching, ordinance for ordinance, fruit for fruit, and revelation for revelation. In doing so, he might find some churches that had some similarities—a teaching or two that overlapped, an ordinance that is the same, some offices that bear common names—but he will only find one church, The re-established Church of Jesus Christ , that matches the blueprint in every material respect. Now I would like to put that assertion to the test.
Let us turn to the first page of the blueprint and discover what was the “Organization” of Christ’s Church as revealed therein.
First, Christ’s Church was founded on apostles and prophets. When Paul was writing to some new members of the Church, he said that they were now “built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone” (Ephesians 2:20; italics added).
The Apostles understood the imperative need to keep the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles intact. When one Apostle, such as Judas, died and a portion of the foundation was “chipped away,” the other 11 Apostles gathered together and chose a successor so that the foundation would be whole again (see Acts 1:22–25).
This pattern evidenced the importance of maintaining a quorum of twelve Apostles. So important were these Apostles to the well-being of the Church that Paul declared how long we needed them: “Till we all come in the unity of the faith” (Ephesians 4:13). And then he explained why: So we would not be “carried about with every wind of doctrine” (Ephesians 4:14). Accordingly, the Apostles were critical to keeping the doctrine pure.
As the doctrine went from one person to another, it started to change, and soon the doctrines became distorted or lost, as influenced by Greek philosophy and pagan beliefs.
For this and other reasons, the blueprint reveals that the apostles and prophets constituted the foundation of Christ’s Church. Do you know of any change order in the New Testament, any revelation that revised the blueprint and states that apostles are no longer needed? I don’t. If that is the case, then Christ’s true Church today should have apostles and prophets as its foundation. It does; Jesus guides His Church today through His Apostles and Prophets.
In order to assist the Savior and His Apostles in preaching the gospel to the world, the Savior chose other men, called Seventy, Luke, chapter 10. Do you know of a church today that matches this blueprint—that has the office of Seventy?
The blueprint of the New Testament reveals other officers that constituted part of the organization of Christ’s Church: see Ephesians 4:11. The current Church of Jesus Christ should have the same organization as existed in Christ’s original Church, subject only to revelatory changes. Therefore, each of these offices is present in the Church today.
How were Christ’s Apostles and other officers chosen? Did the Savior go to the finest theological schools of the time and select the highest-ranking students? He did not. Instead, the blueprint tells us that He chose Peter, a fisherman, and Matthew, a tax collector, and later Paul, a tentmaker. Each was chosen from the rank and file—in essence, it was a lay ministry. Today the Church has a quorum of twelve Apostles who are likewise chosen from the rank and file of the Church. One may be a teacher, another an engineer, another an attorney, and so on.
Did Christ’s Apostles and other officers make application for the ministry? They did not. The blueprint tells us how Christ selected His officers: “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you” (John 15:16; italics added). When Christ ordained His Apostles, what did He give them? Matthew and Luke record the answer: “He gave them power” (Matthew 10:1; see also Luke 9:1)—the priesthood power to act in His name and to do His work. That is why the blueprint tells us “the Son of man … gave authority to his servants” (Mark 13:34). Why? So they could act in His name with His endorsement. Every man who holds the priesthood of God in this Church today can trace his priesthood authority back to Jesus Christ, the source of all authority and power, so that he, likewise, is entitled to Christ’s endorsement—His stamp of approval—as is required by the blueprint.
2nd What was the name of the church organized by Christ? If we are baptized in the name of Christ, if we pray in the name of Christ, if we are saved in the name of Christ, and if He is the founder and chief cornerstone of His Church, what would you expect the name of His Church to be? The Church of Jesus Christ. It is for this reason that Paul reprimanded some of the early members of the Church—because they called themselves after certain disciples rather than after the name of Christ. Accordingly, Paul wrote: “Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. “Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?” (1 Corinthians 1:12–13). In other words, we do not take upon us any other name than Jesus Christ.
Accordingly, the blueprint teaches us that Christ’s Church should bear His name. It has always seemed miraculous to me that the Reformation had been in existence for over 300 years before the time of Christ’s Church restoration and no one thought to name his church after Jesus Christ. Of course, since that time (1820), others have followed suit, but in some marvelous way the Lord preserved the use of His name until the time of the Restoration of Christ’s Church.
3rd Now, let us turn to the second page of the blueprint. What were the “Teachings” of Christ’s Church? Let us examine a few:
Is God solely a spirit, or does He also have a body of flesh and bones? What does the blueprint teach?
After Christ’s Resurrection, He appeared to His disciples, who mistakenly thought He was a spirit (see Luke 24:37). To correct their misimpression, He said, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have” (Luke 24:39; italics added). To eliminate any doubt about the corporeal nature of His resurrected body, He inquired of His disciples, “Have ye here any meat?” (Luke 24:41). Then the scriptures record:“And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. “And he took it, and did eat before them” (Luke 24:42–43).With that glorified, resurrected body of flesh and bones, Christ ascended into heaven (see Acts 1:9),3 where He sits on the right hand of God the Father and is, as the scriptures declare, in “the express image of his (Pages 3 & 4 to follow)