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Featured Do you belong to "the [true] Church" (1 Tim 3:15)?, if so, how do you prove it?

Discussion in 'Christian Theology Forum' started by ReChoired, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Enoch111

    Enoch111 Well-Known Member

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    Asked and answered. None of the denominations within Christendom can claim to be the True Church. So this is a pointless exercise.

    You just have to read "Doctrines and Covenants" of the Church of the LDS to see that they saw only themselves as the true Church. But was it really so? Then you have to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church to see that they regard themselves as the true Church. But it it really so?
     
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    ReChoired Active Member

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    The Seventh-day Adventist movement so claims (and documents itself) to be "the remnant". You are therefore mistaken (greatly).



    That you say your denomination is not, speaks loud volumes. You ought to come out of that which you know to not be the True Church (you just said so).
     
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    Enoch111 Well-Known Member

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    And the SDA Church cannot claim to be the true Church, since its beliefs are a MIXTURE of truth and error.

    For those who want to see the Errors of Seventh Day Adventism, please go here:
    Errors of Seventh-day Adventism
     
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    Heart2Soul Well-Known Member

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    When the Spirit of Truth (Holy Spirit) came into my life I began seeking wisdom, knowledge and understanding of His Word and I asked Him one day why there were so many different denominations of faith.....and He said it came through the carnal minds of men and how they interpreted scripture...the first split of Christ's church happened about one thousand years after Jesus died and it has been splitting ever since...today there are over 40K different denominations of the Christian faith...and with each split the truth gets watered down more and more.

    Many of them preach a portion of the truth but lack the power of His truth....
    God promises to restore His church again as it was first intended. There are those who are being called out and set apart....these are the ones who have sought His Truth vs Man's doctrines and have had their eyes opened to see and their ears to hear. Who are spiritual minded, not carnal...who can rightly divide the truth, who can discern what spirit is operating.....these are the ones who He has chosen to establish His church again....
    This church will consist of a body of believers who are in one mind and one accord and will be trained and equipped to gather the harvest.

    This is what the Holy Spirit has taught me.....there is no such thing as a denomination of faith in His Church....but I have to admit I was guilty of thinking my church I grew up in was the true church until my eyes were opened to see.

    God Bless!
     
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    I don't really need to read your link...as I have already looked into it years ago.
    In fact I looked into many of them ...
    There is NO "one true church" physically on this earth.

    There is just One Spiritual Body of Jesus Christ washed in His blood.

    It seems that this thread was started to prove how SDA are the only true church on earth...and the rest of us aint!! :rolleyes: But that was a no brainer from the start, we all knew that.

    Religion is man's attempt to reach and please God, whereas Jesus is God Himself personally reaching down in His mercy and saving man.
     
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    ReChoired Active Member

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    A sad, sad, statement. It also shows that whatever fellowship you belong to, by your own admission, isn't the "one true church".
     
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    Helen Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how may times I have to say it...IT IS...but only a tiny part of the One World wide Church without walls .
    The Church is a live and Spiritual Body with our Head Jesus Christ...
    No way can you prove that your SDA church is THE one Church.
    It is 'a part of ' a whole.
     
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    ReChoired Active Member

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    Seen it all before, and in many places showed they do not know what they are talking about, and you, personally, will not be able to substantiate any of those claims in a separate thread either.

    Trade you link for link (mine's better) - Library of Resources: - SDA Maranatha Multicultural Church in American Samoa

    If you do not like to read, here's some video, and audio - SDA Maranatha Church org - Amer. Samoa
     
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    No, we can, and are demonstrating the claim (for at least we claim, unlike yourself, saying there is no such thing), and no, the Seventh-day Adventist movement is not part of the "whole". Revelation 12's singular woman has nothing to do with Revelation 17's Great Whore and her daughters.
     
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    Ellen G. White is the woman of Revelation 12?
     
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    No. Who said she was? Please indicate which statement that was made seemed to you to even imply that?
     
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    It seemed implied by your statements in post #69.

    Thanks for clarifying.
     
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    The statement in post #69 in regards "the singular woman" refers to the one True Church, of which sister White is a member (sleeping in the dust until her special resurrection), as I am. She is a Seventh-day Adventist, and follows the Lamb whithersoever He goeth, as all true Seventh-day Adventists do. We do not follow sister White, any more than the NT gentiles followed Paul. She was a messenger of the LORD, but that is merely a manifestation of one of the gifts within the one true church, as identified in a previous post.
     
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    Seventh-Day Adventism is based on White's writings and she is the founder of that borderline pseudo-Christian cult.
     
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    Oneness Pentecostalism also claims to be the One True Church (as does every other cult)...

    It seems to me that there is a competition afoot.
     
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    Surely. The whole point of the OP.
     
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    The point of those who are really a part of God's true church...

    That the true church is not any singular denomination of man that can be identified with a name.

    But that it is composed of all who place their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation; and are born again of the Spirit of the Lord.
     
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