Adding Churches to the Body
“… And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:47)
The church has one foundation. According to the doctrinal standard set by the original Apostles of the Lord, the way believers were added to the church in the early days of the church is the same way churches established by followers of Christ must be added to His church for relevance.
There is one church; which is the Body of Christ. Any church that is not part of the church of Jesus Christ is part of the harlot church, which belongs to the founders and their adherents. The harlot church is characterised with corporate style organizational setup, physical buildings, religious pageantry and large followership.
The true church belongs to and is nourished by one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. Although the Holy Spirit is the Person currently forming the church on earth with His gifts, God the Father and God the Son have significant roles to play in the build-up.
The idea of denominational and independent churches has no foundation in the Scriptures. Is your church part of the Body of Christ that the Holy Spirit is currently building?
It’s high time we began to reinvent the 12 Apostles doctrine and fellowship standards.
From its beginning, the church of Jesus Christ was designed not to incur capital or recurrent expenditure. Brethren met in small contiguous groups in the homes of fellow brethren.
For the Lord’s Table that was administered during their daily evening meetings bread and wine were taken out of the normal supper of participants as Holy Communion emblems.
The concept of Area churches was one of the deeds of the Nicolaitans that Jesus hates. No wonder it evolved as mega churches that gradually diminished the ministry of individual members of the Body of Christ.
#Reinventing the 12 Apostles’ Standards