Wednesday, October 19, 2016

THE KINGDOM CHURCH AND THE CHURCH THE BODY OF CHRIST -By Robert E. Hanna



Scripture Reading: Acts 2:42-47,. Colossians 1:18-25

During the earthly ministry; of the Lord Jesus Christ, He  was occupied with the building of His church-the Jewish  church which anticipated the future kingdom of heaven. He  said to the Apostle, "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock [which  can only be the Lord Himself] I will build my church"  (Matthew 16:18). Those who contend that Christ was  speaking of the Church which is His Body are overlooking the  fact that Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, had not even  appeared on the scene at that time. Paul established the  Church the Body of Christ on the basis of the mystery which  was first and exclusively revealed to him by the heavenly-  seated Lord Jesus Christ. This mystery (secret) had "from the  beginning of the world [past] been hid in God"-not in  Scripture, but in God (Ephesians 3:9).

The church of which Christ spoke to Peter was the center  of activity at Pentecost. This church "continued stedfastly in  the apostles' doctrine" (Acts 2:42). Note that they were  continuing in an established doctrine in an established  church-not the doctrine of grace which was introduced years  later by the apostle Paul. The Lord added to this Acts 2  church daily (verse 47), well before Paul is even saved.

Paul claims establishment of the Body of Christ  "according to my gospel...according to the revelation of the  mystery" (Romans 16:25).

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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