Question: Are Not All Churches True? Is there a One True Church?

Are Not All Churches True?  Is there a One True Church?

Is the name “True Jesus Church” just any other name?
Is there any meaning or significance to this name?

– The name “True Jesus Church” stands firmly on biblical ground and best reflects the nature of the church as being the church of the True God and Jesus Christ.

The True Church should bear the name “Jesus”—the name of God—for the following reasons:

1. Jesus is the head of the church and the church is his body (Eph 5:23; 1:22-23; Col 1:18, 24).
2. The church is purchased by the blood of Jesus (Acts 20:28; Rev 5:9) and it belongs to Jesus
(Mt 16:18).
3. The Old Testament temple prefigures the church,and the temple was a house for God’s name (1Chr 28:3; 1Kgs 8:16, 18-20; 2Chr 7:20) and God’s name dwells in the temple (1Kgs 8:29; 2Chr 7:16). In the New Testament, the name of God, “Jesus,” has been revealed and believers are saved under the name ofJesus (Jn 17:11). It should not be surprising that the True Church bears the name of Jesus.
4. The place of worship must be a place for God’s name (Deut 12:5, 11; Ex 20:24). Today, the church is an assembly for worship and should uphold the name of Jesus (cf Phil 2:10). So the name “True Jesus Church” has a profound meaning and is by no means insignificant.

What Constitutes a one True Church?

  • There is no biblical support to show that different churches and denominations are members of the body of Christ. Rather the believers are members of Christ’s body (Eph 4:12) and the body is the church (singular; Eph 1:22-23: 5:23; Col 1:24).
  • The church holds only one faith (Eph 4:5). Today different churches proclaim different, or even conflicting, beliefs about salvation. They cannot be of the same body.
  • The church believes in one baptism (Eph 4:5). Many churches, however, disagree on the importance, efficacy, and mode of baptism. So they cannot be of the same body.
  • The church receives only one Spirit (Holy Spirit; Eph 4:4; 1Cor12:13). Many churches do not even believe that believers need to pray for the Holy Spirit, with speaking in tongues as the evidence. How can they be of the same body with the true church, where believers pray for and receive the promised Holy Spirit?
  • For the church to unite and become one, members of different denominations must remove their differences in faith, become one under the name of Jesus (Jn 17:11), and unite in the Holy Spirit (Eph 4:3-4: 1Cor 12:13) and in truth (i.e. common faith; Eph 4:5).

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Ephesians 4:4-6 mention the word “one” seven times which illustrates the basic make-up of a one true church:

  • One God and Father of all – we are all God’s children (Gal 3:26; Rom 8:14)
  • One Lord Jesus Christ – we are all justified by the Lord (Isa 45:25; Acts 13:39)
  • One Spirit, the Spirit of Truth – we were baptized by one Spirit (1 Cor 12:13)
  • One Faith – we “agree with one another” (1 Cor 1:10)
  • One Baptism – we were baptised into Christ (Gal 3:27-28)
  • One Hope – we put our hope in the living God (1 Tim 4:10)
  • One Body, one Church – the whole body is joined and held together (Eph 4:16)

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