The Body of Christ  vs. Religious Bodies 


                              by Bob Thompson                      



   One church.  Matt. 16:18; Eph. 4:4                         

2.   Built by Christ.  Matt. 16:18

 3.   Built on Christ.  1 Cor. 3:11

 4.   Governed by the Word.  2 Tim. 3:16-17 

5.   Indestructible.   Matt. 16:18 

6.   Membership in this church is forever. Col. 3:3-4; Eph. 3:15. 

7.   One Head of this church.  Eph. 1:22-23 

8.   Spiritually baptized into this church (no water involved).  1 Cor. 12:13.  

9.  Membership is in heaven Heb. 12:23 

10.  Love is proof of membership.  John 13:35 

11.  Only one is  “reverend” in the Bible.  Psalm 111:9 

12.  This church has one name only for all members.  Col. 3:17 

13.  Being satisfied with this church may bring persecution   John 15:18-20 

14.  This church is described in 1 Thess. 1:1 and  2 Thess. 1:1 

15.  This church yokes only saved people together.  Eph. 4:25; 5:30. 

16..  This church will soon be swept up above the clouds to meet the Lord in the air,
“and so shall we ever
be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”.  
1 Thess. 4:13-18.



1.  Millions of churches, chapels. 

2.  Built by men, money and tradition. 

3.  Built on real estate. 

4.  Governed by man's rules and regulations. 

5.  Temporal, headed for demolition. 

6.   Membership stops with the grave.  

7.   Many heads; hierarchy pecking order. 

8.   Would-be members voted on, baptized in water, confirmed by leadership. 

9.   Membership is on earth. 

10.  Papers gives proof of membership.  

11.  Most all preachers today are called “reverend” or “most holy reverend.”  

12.  Church votes on name; one is accepted to tell it apart from other churches. 

13.  Satisfaction with men’s churches brings commendation. 

14.  Apart from Mystery Babylon in Rev. 17, men’s churches are not described. 

15.  Men’s churches yoke saved and unsaved together in unholy fellowship.  

16.  Each and every one of men’s churches will be “LEFT BEHIND!” 


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