In Matthew 16:18 Jesus says he will build his church before he went to the cross almost 2000 years ago. In Acts 2:47 the Bible says "And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved." The Bible clearly says the church was established, came into existence, some time between Christ's death on the cross and Pentecost. The church of the Bible was established and in existence in the first century.
What does this mean to us?
We can use a church's time of establishment as test of authenticity, but it's not the only test, to determine whether or not a religious body in existence today is the one Jesus said he would establish or it isn't. Another test we can apply is who is the builder or founder. The Bible clearly sets forth the starting time and builder of the Bible church - first century and Jesus.
Here is the consensus of the starting times and founders of some well known religious groups of today...
When we compare the founders and starting dates and founders of the denominational world to Acts 2:47 and Matthew 16:18 we can only say, wrong founders and too late!
Wrong founders and too late! None of them can be the church of the Bible.
The church of the Bible exists today. Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18 That means nothing can harm or change it. That same church that existed in the first century exists today just like it did then and it will exist forever. Luke 8:11 says the seed is the word of God. If you plant the word of God you get the church of the word of God, the one founded by Christ at the proper time. The Bible church is built on the word of God and not on the teaching of men and women centuries after the word of God says it was originally established.
We invite you to leave the built too late churches founded by men and explore the church of the Bible Christ built nearly 2,000 years ago.
It still exists today.
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