The Lord’s church is the most valuable institution that has ever been established. In fact, so significant was the Lord’s church that it was in God’s “eternal purpose” (Eph. 3:11), it was spoken of by the prophets (Isa. 2:2-3), and was so precious that the Lamb of God purchased it with His own blood (Acts 20:28). The church was wonderfully perfected by the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:11ff), and it is in the church that a man is saved (Acts 2:47). The Lord’s church offers us peace (Rom. 5:1), prosperity (2 Cor. 8:9), pardon (Mt. 1:21), and power (Jn. 1:11-12). The Bible says we have received “a kingdom that cannot be shaken” (Heb. 12: 28). Daniel foretold that the church would never be destroyed (Dan. 2:44).
The overwhelming trend in religion today is toward ecumenism. Worldwide, politically correct culture pressures all religions to come together in unity of faith. Continue reading “The Lord’s Church Is Distinctive”
Jesus said the kingdom is like a man who found a priceless pearl (Matthew 13:45–46). The kingdom is the church, so finding the right church is equivalent to finding great treasure—eternal treasure. You can identify it by the following traits: Continue reading “Finding The Pearl Of Great Price”