Seventeen Points of the True Church

 

  1. Christ organized the church. Eph. 4:11-14
  2. The church must bear the name of Jesus Christ. Eph. 5:23
  3. The church must have a foundation of Apostles & Prophets. Eph. 2:19-20
  4. The church must have the same organization as Christ’s church. Eph. 4:11-14
  5. The church must claim divine authority. Heb. 5:4-10
  6. The church must have no paid ministry. Isa. 45:13, 1 Peter 5:2
  7. The church must baptize by immersion. Matt 3:13-15
  8. The church must bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. Acts 8:14-17
  9. The church must practice divine healings. Mark 3:14-15
  10. The church must teach Jesus Christ & God are separate and distinct beings. John 17:11 & 20:17
  11. The church must teach God & Jesus Christ have bodies of flesh and bone. Luke 24:36-39, Acts 1:9-11
  12. The officers must be called by God. Heb. 5:4, Exodus 29:1 & 40:13-16
  13. The church must claim revelation from God. Amos 3:7
  14. The church must be a missionary church. Matt. 28:19-20
  15. The church must be a restored church. Acts 3:19-20
  16. The church must practice baptisms for the dead. 1 Cor. 15:15 & 29
  17. By their fruits ye shall know them. Matt. 7:20

Why are these things important? Heb. 13:8