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The Importance Of The Right Time

Before Jesus went to the cross some 2,000 years ago he said he would build his church and nothing would prevail against it or change it.

18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)

In Acts 2 some 50 days after Jesus was crucified on the cross we read of the first gospel sermon where Peter exhorts the crowd to be baptized for the remission of sins according to Jesus' Great Commission of Mark 16:15-16 and Matthew 28:18-20.

15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:15-16)

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20)

Peter exhorts them to respond to the gospel sermon and save themselves.

40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. (Acts 2:40-41)

The church Jesus promised to build is established in AD 33..

47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:47)

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 - the starting time is the first century and Jesus is the builder.

Any other church with a starting time or builder cannot be the Bible church.

Here are the commonly accepted starting times and founders of some well known religious groups of today...

Too late! Wrong founders! 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. 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.

18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)

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.

If we can be of assistance in any way, feel free to contact us.

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