A united, worldwide church

Church of ChristThe NLT Study Bible has this comment on 2 Corinthians 9:13, “Paul envisioned a united, worldwide Christian church, … which would become a powerful witness to the Lord’s work of reconciliation.” Exactly. And not only Paul, but this came from the Lord Jesus.

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
Matthew 16:18 NET

The problem: Men abandoned God’s word to build their own churches (denominations).

The solution: Not ecumenism, which ignores substantial differences, but restoration of the Bible as the Word of Christ which has complete authority, repentance from human works and doctrines among the denominations, and the return to speak only what our Lord Jesus Christ has commanded.

Jesus built his church. Men also build their churches. Which will win against the powers of the Evil One?

Note: Having some issues on my personal website, so I’m posting today’s Daily Bible Devotional here, until the problem there gets solved.

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