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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