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7-11-2017 Man-Made Tradition: Corporate Church

“To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours” (1 Corinthians 1:2 NKJV). So, Paul wrote to “the church” (assembly) “of God” (who originated it) “at Corinth” (this particular place). Since Jesus promised “on this rock I will build My church” (Matthew 16:18 NKJV), then in Scripture, Jesus built but one “church.” To the Corinthian church, Paul wrote, “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body”(1 Corinthians 12:13 NKJV), then said, “Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually” (1 Corinthians 12:27 NKJV). Gospel preached and obeyed makes the “body of Christ.” It is not a “corporate church,” man-made, but sinners converted to Christ.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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