Monday, December 6, 2010

Seventeen Points of the True Church


The Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is based on a foundation of true principals.
When I was investigating the church a missionary in our ward gave me these 17 scriptures for me to read and ponder upon along with my daily prayers. I kept these scriptures close to my heart as I began to slowly build a testimony that is firm and unwavering

Here are those 17 points of the true church I used to help me learn the truth and gain a  firm testimony.


SEVENTEEN BIBLICAL POINTS OF THE TRUE CHURCH


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...ISA. 45:13 & 1 PETER 5:2

7. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST BAPTIZE BY IMMERSION...MATT. 3:13:16

8. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST BESTOW THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST BY LAYING ON OF HANDS...

9. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST PRACTICE DIVINE HEALING...MARK.3:14-15

10. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST TEACH THAT GOD AND JESUS CHRIST ARE SEPARETE AND DISTINCT INDIVIDUALS...JOHN 17:11 & JOHN 20:17

11. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST TEACH THAT GOD AND JESUS HAVE BODIES OF FLESH AND BONES...LUKE 24:36-39 & ACTS 1:9-11

12. THE OFFICERS MUST BE CALLED BY GOD...HEB.5:4, EXODUS 28:1 & EXODUS 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 RESTORE CHURCH...ACTS 3:19-20
16. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST PRACTICE BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD...1CORT.15:16 & 29

17. BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM...MATT 7:20

WHY ARE THESE THINGS IMPORTANT...HEB. 13:8

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