The average churchgoer assumes that what he believes is the truth. Or else he wouldn’t believe it. But so many people believe so many things! Different things! Contradictory things. What a mess! What a far cry from “the unity of the Spirit” that Paul talks about in Ephesians 4:3. What a far cry from the one body, one faith, one baptism and the one God and Father which must unequivocally stamp God’s true Church (Eph. 4:4-6).
If you are sincerely seeking the truth of God, if you yearn to comprehend your life and its purpose, then here is what you need to do:
FIRST: Prove that the Bible is the inspired Word of the Living God.
II Timothy 3:16 claims, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.” II Peter 1:21 adds, “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” The inspired Word of God – the Bible – is the Truth! And that’s the truth. But you can’t “believe on this paragraph.” Prove it for yourself.
SECOND: Begin to live by every Word of God.
Jesus said, “It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4). And he added in Luke 6:46, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” The Bible teaches that we are to obey God by keeping all His Commandments. A young man came to Jesus and asked, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” Jesus answered, ‘If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matt. 19:16-17) And Christ didn’t change His mind and “do away with” God’s Commandments either on the stake of crucifixion or after His resurrection. He told His disciples in His last real talk with them, “If ye love me, keep my commandments. He that loves me not keeps not my sayings: and the Father’s which sent me. I have kept my Father’s commandments” (John 14:15, 24; 15:10). Jesus Christ kept His Father’s commands, and taught His disciples to do the same (Matt. 28:20).
THIRD: Find the True Church of God.
Much confusion exists on this point! Many think that Christ is divided – that He has many different churches, all teaching “the” Truth. Yet how can this be when different churches teach opposite things about the Bible? People just don’t think.
The Apostle Paul asked, “Is Christ divided?” (I Cor. 1:13.) He reminded them that Christ is not divided and exhorted, “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (I Cor. 1:10).
Somewhere on earth today the one true Church of God flourishes – it could never die (Matt. 16:18). And so it now becomes your responsibility to find God’s true Church. And to prove it.
How do you do it? The Bible gives clear-cut instructions. Which Church is literally called “The Church of God,” is obeying God’s law, is a little flock, and is preparing the way for Jesus Christ’s triumphant return by preaching and publishing the Good News of the New World to Come? The answer should become obvious.
We realize that only God can call and convert a person (John 6:44, 65) – so we are not a proselyting Church. But we must also realize that Christ commanded His servants to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20). That is precisely what we are doing!
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