Our God never expected the church to be perfect because He knows that we are sinners, and sinners always mess things up. Yet, He has told us what He expects the church to be like. God has given His church spiritually gifted people.. He has given the members of the church spiritual gifts so that they can minister to one another and those outside the church.
The “secular world” has liars and thieves, adulterers, cheaters, and hypocrites. It’s a place full of child molesters, domestic abusers, and addicts. Where loneliness is rampant, mental illness is on the rise, and individuals routinely try to numb their pain via drugs, alcohol, and sex. Divorce is everywhere, pornography infects the minds of millions, and infidelity occurs on a regular basis.
How did the Church fall into the pit of money, power, and prestige? It took centuries to fall and go into the dark ages.
Let the people who love God turn from the dead churches who have a form of religion but deny the power of religion. Let the people of God turn from the corrupt church and look into the Scripture and see that the thing that has been called "church" is not what the Bible calls "church." Let us build according to the pattern that God has given in Scripture.
We will see, according to the Bible, that the Lord’s one true church does not include any of the more than 600 and more different kinds of false denominational churches.
The Bible is our only true guide of going to Heaven. Now let’s see what the Bible says. In Matthew 16:18 Jesus says, "I will build My church". Whose church? God's church -- Jesus does not say "churches", but "church".
The Real Church is people NOT any building.
The Real Church do not believe in OSAS. ( once saved always saved )
The Real Church teaches from the whole Bible and that you must repent of all your sins and be born again.
The Real Church will go out and witness and make disciples so some in turn can do the same.
The Real Church will do its best to spread the true word and help those that are in need and suffering in their community and beyond .
The real Church DO NOT follow any pagan and religion festivals, traditions and holidays of any kind.
The real church honours the Sabbath the last day of the week SAT. Not the Man made day Sunday.The real Church Does all it can to warn people of all these fake teachers and religions. We do not judge we warn people only.
The real Church DO NOT believe in tithing, this ended at the beginning of the New Testament.
The real Church DO NOT waste money on mega buildings.
The Real church teach from the WHOLE BIBLE not bits that suit the watered down church.
The real church will not register with any government bodies and come under their rules, we are under the rules of God alone.
The real church do not have and or worship any images and or idols of any kind.
The real church do and will never except HOMOSEXUALITY of any kind.The real church do not need or have fancy dress to be church or any teacher to dress up in frocks etc.
This is one of most debated questions in human history. While searching for truth, many people have struggled with this question.
I beg of you
to consider what is being said here.
Jesus Christ declared, “I will build My Church” (Matt. 16:18). No matter how men interpret it, this passage speaks of a single church! Christ continued, “and the gates of hell [the grave] shall not prevail against it.” He promised that His Church could never be destroyed
God's true church are those people who have faith in Jesus and obey His commandments. Jesus said: "If ye love me, keep my commandments."(John 14:15) We have also read that He said when we put the commandments of men above the commandments of God, we are worshipping Him in vain, just the way that Cain did. The true church is the one which follows all the commandments of God, just as they are written in His holy Word. The false church then, is any church (regardless of its' name) which follows mans' tradition instead of God's commandments.
Literally thousands of churches, denominations, and religious organizations throughout the world and throughout history have laid claim to the title "the one true church of God." Even today, many people remain convinced their denomination is the anointed one of God.
As a result, it's not difficult to see how people can easily become frustrated in regard to this question.
With so many options - Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and literally thousands of alternatives, the average Christian can not reasonably be expected to examine the tenets of each and every one.
One of the problems with identifying the one true church of God is that not all people who call themselves Christians are really Christians. The Lord Jesus Himself revealed that on the Day of Judgment, many will claim they lived their lives for Christ but will be exposed as "Christians" in name only:
A GREAT PRIVILEGE TO BE IN CHRIST'S CHURCH
It is a great privilege to be a member of the church Christ established and of which he is the foundation. By being a faithful member of that church one can have eternal life in heaven when his life here on earth is over. On the other hand, it is dangerous to be a member of any church not founded by Christ and not established on him. There is no promise of eternal salvation by being a member of a church devised and established by man! Why take a chance with your soul?
31 “When the Son of Man shall come in His glory and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory
32 And before Him shall be gathered all nations, and He shall separate them one from another as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats. Read all the message from verse 31 to 46.
What does "Church Without Walls" mean?
Thousands of denomination have been built and invented by man,and it was not the true intention of Jesus with His New Testament Church. Mat. 16:18 "And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it."
Regrettably, we don't see much of the church that Jesus was speaking of. Prayer has been removed from our schools, the shedding of innocent blood happens at the rate of over 4000 babies each day and restrictions upon Christian freedoms are escalating each day! Pagan holidays are in the church worldwide and thousands of fake teachers with their watered down preaching. Idol worship and much more Most Christians are oblivious or apathetic to the whole process. It doesn't sound like the Church that the gates of hell will not overcome!
The true Church of Jesus Christ is to influence the world! How can we influence the world when our focus is on ourself? Matthew. 6:33 "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
In Acts 17:6 we read about some disciples who "have turned the world upside down". The church cannot turn the world upside down by staying inside the walls and being overly concerned about their own needs!
How much more would people grow if they discussed the biblical text and what it means to follow Christ, rather than sitting in a building hearing one smart, educated person telling them what it means to follow God? What would the world look like if people were able to serve God with their talents, the ways in which He created them, rather than filling a volunteer opening? What could be done if we truly acted as if everyone in our body, every believing, born-again Christian was a minister, and weren’t programmed like it is in the world today? What if the bulk of the church’s finances and resources and volunteers went towards bringing church to the people, instead of bringing people to the church and using it to help those in great need?
Our purpose as a church is to be a community of genuine followers of Christ, who love God, grow spiritually and help others.
We are dedicated to reaching outside the walls of the church building into the community and beyond with love, compassion and respect.
Our goal is to serve those in need; feeding people both spiritually & physically.
OUR LORD SAID LOVE
Matthew 7:13,14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."
God knew that the devil would deceive many and they jump off His road onto the wide road. " WHY? " Yes why, "it is because many follow the words of man and not the teaching of God from the Bible. Many are being deceived by religions, cults and bad teachers that have lost their way. Millions are lost and don’t care, but they need to be told, they need to have this choice, and it is up to us to take the true message to them and give them this choice".