the true church

Some thoughts on what I see in buildings across the United States while searching for the bride of Christ.  There is more but I would have to reprint a good deal of the New Testament to repeat it.

some organizations that call themselves church Christ’s bride Bible verse Scripture ref  
Something said about the church doing what they wanted because they were free & if God didn’t like it He would change it   Do not use your freedom as an excuse for sin Gal 5:13; 1 Pet 2:16  
Pastor   Do not let anyone call you rabbi/teacher/father

and

there is only one shepherd

Matt 23:8-9

 

John 10:16

 
  Minister If you point these things out to the brothers you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus 1 Tim 4:6  
none or not aligned with scripture, ie. married twice, gossiping wives, intemperate, not in control of their households Overseers/Elders …choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom

and

The elders who direct the affairs of the church

and

Is anyone among you sick?  He should him call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord

Acts 6:3

 

1 Tim 5:17

 

James 5:14

Elders and deacons are to be the husband of but one wife, 1 Timothy 3:2 and 1 Tim 3:12
Deacons in place of elders Deacons He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil

and

Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands.

1 Timothy 3:5-6

 

and

 

1 Timothy 5:22

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