“‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. ‘”
Evidently that Church which teaches this truth , the whole truth , and nothing but the truth , is the true visible Church . Christ says John 8, 31. 32: “If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth , and the truth shall make you free.” Again Christ says Matt.
The church considers itself the gospel restored, or the original church and good news as established by Jesus Christ in the New Testament, restored upon the earth. The Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite)
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He who loves his wife loves himself for no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ does the Church because we are members of His body. For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh.”
Donations to the Church beyond what is owed in the tithe are known as offerings.
Acts 20:35 In everything I did , I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said : ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. ‘”
The true church can be recognized if it has the following marks: The church engages in the pure preaching of the gospel; it makes use of the pure administration of the sacraments as Christ instituted them; it practices church discipline for correcting faults.
The words one, holy, catholic and apostolic are often called the four marks of the Church .
Ephesus . Smyrna. Pergamon. Thyatira. Sardis. Philadelphia (modern Alaşehir ) Laodicea.
Tradition holds that the first Gentile church was founded in Antioch, Acts 11:20–21, where it is recorded that the disciples of Jesus Christ were first called Christians (Acts 11:26).
James was indeed the first bishop or patriarch of Jerusalem according to tradition. However, Catholics believe the bishop of Jerusalem was not by that fact the head of the Christian church , since the leadership rested in Peter as the ” Rock ” and “Chief Shepherd”.
The Gospel of Luke (Luke 3:23) states that Jesus was “about 30 years of age” at the start of his ministry. A chronology of Jesus typically has the date of the start of his ministry estimated at around AD 27–29 and the end in the range AD 30–36.
Christians believe that marriage is a gift from God, one that should not be taken for granted. It is the right atmosphere to engage in sexual relations and to build a family life. Getting married in a church , in front of God, is very important. A marriage is a public declaration of love and commitment.
Essentially all Protestant denominations hold marriage to be ordained by God for the union between a man and a woman. They see the primary purposes of this union as intimate companionship, rearing children and mutual support for both husband and wife to fulfill their life callings.
Bible Gateway 1 Corinthians 7 :: NIV. Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry . But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.