29 August, 2010

Somethin for your Sunday

I first heard about this when I was going on splits with the Sister missionaries, we were teaching a man that had cancer and didn't really care about whether or not he would be "saved" before he died. He mostly just wanted someone to talk to more than anything. Even though we didn't end up teaching him anymore after about a month I learned so much just from being one of the teachers and helping to answer his questions. It's amazing how after you know the church is true seriously the first thing you want to do is go and share it with the whole world. It's also really cool to go back to the basics and kind of refresh on the stuff that your testimony is built on. Anyway this is just one of the cool things that one of the sisters taught at one of our discussions...

Some bible students that were friends of Einstein got together and made this list of what a true church would include. The got together years later and they were all Mormons.

17 Points of the True Church of Christ

  1. Christ organized the Church (Eph 4:11-14)
  2. The true church must bear the name of Jesus Christ (Eph 5:23)
  3. The true church must have a foundation of Apostles and Prophets (Eph 2:19-20)
  4. The true church must have the same organization as Christ's Church (Eph 4:11-14)
  5. The true church must claim divine authority (Heb 5:4-10)
  6. The true church must have no paid ministry (1 Cor 9:16-18; Acts 20:33-34; John 10:11-13)
  7. The true church must baptise by immersion (Matt 3:13-16)
  8. The true church must bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands (Acts 8:14-17)
  9. The true church must practice divine healing (Mark 3:14-15)
  10. The true church must teach that God and Jesus are seperate and distinct individuals (John 17:11; 20:17)
  11. The true church must teach that God and Jesus have bodies of flesh and bone (Luke 23:36-39; Acts 1:9-11; Heb 1:1-3)
  12. The officers must be called by God (Heb 4:4; Ex 28:1; 40:13-16)
  13. The true church must claim revelation from God (Amos 3:7)
  14. The true church must be a missionary church (Matt 28:19-20)
  15. The true church must be a restored church (Acts 3:19-20)
  16. The true church must practice baptism for the dead (1Cor 15:16&29)
  17. "By their fruits ye shall know them." (Matt 7:20)

1 comment:

Cassidy Jo said...

Wow, that is amazing! Thanks!