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1 A Striking Contrast New Testament Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits

2 2 Change to Something Better? “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor. 3:11)

3 3 Change to Something Better? “…to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places...” (Eph. 3:10)

4 4 “Form of doctrine” Rom. 6:17-18 “Form of doctrine” Rom. 6:17-18 “Stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught” 2 Ths. 2:15 “Stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught” 2 Ths. 2:15 “Hold fast the pattern of sound words” 2 Tim. 1:13

5 5 A Striking Contrast NT Christianity Jno. 17:17 Man-made Counterfeits Col. 2: But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. (Gal. 1:11)

6 6 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Christ: Founder Matt. 16:16-18 Men start their churches 1 Cor. 3:11

7 7 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits One body, one faith, one baptism Eph. 4:4-6 Many bodies, faiths & baptisms

8 8 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Christ: ALL authority Matt. 28:18; Col. 3:17 Authority vested in creeds, councils…

9 9 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Name: Christian Isa. 62:2; Acts 11:26 1 Pet. 4:16 Names that glorify men, systems & doctrines 1 Co. 1:10-13

10 10 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Scriptural name for the church Rom. 16:16 Denom. names & designations

11 11 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Preach only one gospel (Jude 3) Gal. 1:8-10; Ac 20:27 Perverted, different gospels

12 12 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Bible remains same Matt. 24:35 1 Pet. 1:23-25 Rewrite & revise creeds; new “revelation”

13 13 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Lord adds saved to His church Acts 2:47 “Join” church of your choice

14 14 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Sound doctrine necessary for salvation 1 Tim. 4:16; 6:3 2 Tim. 1:13; 3:16 Doctrine unimportant if honest & sincere (2 Jno. 9)

15 15 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits All Christians are priests 1 Pet. 2:5, 9 Clergy & laity Matt. 23:8-9

16 16 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits God is no respecter of persons Acts 10:34-35 “Reverend” “Father” Psa. 111:9

17 17 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Plurality of elders in each church Acts 14:23; 1 Pet. 5:2 One “Pastor” oversees each church

18 18 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits “Faith without works is dead” James 2:20, 26 “Faith only” saves (Eph. 2:8-9)

19 19 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits “You have fallen from grace” Gal. 5:4 Cannot fall from grace (Heb.3:12ff)

20 20 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Lord’s supper each Lord’s day Acts 2:42; 20:7 Custom & church preference

21 21 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Baptism is immersion in water Rom. 6:3-5; Acts 8:36 Sprinkle or pour Holy Spirit

22 22 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Baptize repentant believers Mk. 16:16; Acts 2:38 Baptize babies Baptize for the dead

23 23 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Baptize into Christ; into His body, the church Gal. 3:27; 1 Cor. 12:13 By vote, probation, confirmation (Acts 2:47)

24 24 NT Christianity vs. Man-made Counterfeits Live soberly, righteously and godly Tit. 2:11-12; Rom. 12:1-2 Let conscience guide (Acts 23:1)

25 25 Conform hearts & lives to NT pattern 1 Jno. 1:7 Matt. 11:28-30 Conform hearts & lives to NT pattern 1 Jno. 1:7 Matt. 11:28-30 Not by changing the church to suit our interests Prv.14:12; Gal.1:6-7 Not by changing the church to suit our interests Prv.14:12; Gal.1:6-7 Not to suit what we feel we need Jer. 10:23; 2 Tim. 4:3-4


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