Presentation on theme: "“Aren’t there saved people in all churches?” “Why do you believe you are the only ones who will be saved?”"— Presentation transcript:
“Aren’t there saved people in all churches?” “Why do you believe you are the only ones who will be saved?”
It Cannot Be Established by Scripture That There Are Saved People in All Churches 1 John 4:1 IF One Church is as Good as Another, There Would be No Such Thing as a False Prophet!
1 Thessalonians 5:21 “Test all things; hold fast what is good.” What would there be to test IF One Church Were As Good As Another?
IF One Church were as good as another, NO REASON to STUMBLE - Why be Diligent? 2 Peter 1:10 “Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;”
“What about John 15? Doesn’t it teach that Christ is the vine & various churches the branches?” Individual Disciples the Branches, NOT Churches
"The church is the great mystical body which includes all churches. All churches make up the body of Christ." NOT TRUE! Ephesians 4:4; 1:22-23 Matthew 16:18 Acts 2:41,47
What Denominations Did The Early Christians Belong To? THERE WERE NONE! Can one be a Christian Without Being a Member of ANY Denomination? IF SO – THEY ARE NOT NEEDED!
Does The Bible Require a Christian to Join A Denomination? IF So, WHICH ONE?
Are There ‘Saved’ People In All Churches? NO! Because Most Have Not Done What It Takes To Be A Saved Individual
Who Is A Saved Person? Faith – John 8:24 Repentance – Acts 17:30 Confession- Matthew 10:32 Baptism- Mark 16:16
What Does it Mean To Be A Member of The Church? Believed, Baptized, Saved Mark 16:16 Lord Adds to church Acts 2:47 Baptized Into One Body 1 Corinthians 12:13 Savior of the Body Ephesians 5:23
What Does it Mean To Be A Member of The Church? A Part of The Church Acts 2:38,41,47 Purchased by His Blood Acts 20:28 Baptized Into Christ Romans 6:3-4 All Spiritual Blessings Ephesians 1:3
What Does it Mean To Be A Member of The Church? Born Again in Kingdom John 3:5 Will be Delivered Up 1 Corinthians 15:24 Children in God’s Family Galatians 3:26-27 If Son, Then Heir Galatians 4:7
IF One is NOT in the Church, Not Saved, Not Washed by the Blood, NOT in the kingdom, etc.
Are There ‘Saved’ People In All Denominations? NO! Because They Are Not Identical To The New Testament Church, & Therefore Cannot BE The New Testament Church
Hebrews 8:5 “who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, ‘See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.’” MUST be ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN!
Building According To The Pattern Name – Acts 11:26; Romans 16:16 Foundation- 1 Corinthians 3:11; Matthew 16:18 Law- 1 Corinthians 14:37; 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Membership- Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:26-27 Organization- Acts 14:23; Philippians 1:1; Ephesians 4:11
Building According To The Pattern Worship - Acts 2:43; Ephesians 5:19; Acts 20:7 Discipline- Matthew 18:17; 1 Corinthians 5:4 Love of Brethren- 1 Peter 1:22; Hebrews 13:1; John 13:34-35 THIS is the Church Which Jesus Established Acts 20:29-30
Are There ‘Saved’ People In All Denominations? NO! Because They All Contradict One Another 1 Corinthians 14:33 2 John 9 Matthew 15:9
Are There ‘Saved’ People In All Denominations? NO! Because This Would Sanction Division Which The Bible Condemns 1 Corinthians 12:25; 1:10-13 John 17:20-21 Romans 16:17; Titus 3:10 Jude 3; 1 Timothy 6:12; 1:18 Titus 1:13-14; Philippians 1:17
5 Reasons Why There Are Not Saved people in All Churches 1.Cannot Be Established by Scripture 2. Not Saved to Start With 3. Not Identical to N.T. church 4. Churches Contradict One Another 5. Would Sanction Division