"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Blueprint For Finding The True Church...

Today is the feast of two of the greatest Pillars of the Universal Church of Christ-- Sts. Peter and Paul.  They were among the first Christians who defended the TRUTH of Christ of which this blog is dedicated for.  Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sts. Peter and Paul, soon to be Blessed John Paul the Great, may Christ's truth in his own founded Church be the light of those still waling in the darkness of ignorance and lies by false angels and prophets prophesied .. and now they already have scattered their lies .

Below is a concise article against anyone claiming to be the "true church" such as the Iglesia ni Cristo™ cult in the Philippines founded by Felix Manalo and its sister cult the Mormonism. 

Icon of Sts. Peter & Paul
Source: aculink
Follow this blueprint and it will lead you to the one true Church...

Truth is ONE...
There can be only one Truth...
Truth Excludes Error...

Jesus Christ said, "I AM THE WAY, AND THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE."
John 14:6
This must be true because He said it!

Jesus Christ said, "THOU ART PETER, AND UPON THIS ROCK I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH." Matthew 16:18
Notice that He did not say Churches.
This must be true because He said it.
"...Just as Christ is head of the Church..." Eph 5:23
"...and Him He gave as head over all the Church, which is indeed His body..." Eph 1:22-23
Therefore if Jesus Christ is the head of His Church, then His Church has to be the Church of Truth, just as He is Truth!

This is confirmed in 1Timothy 3:15, "...but in order that thou mayest know, if I am delayed, how to conduct thyself in the House of GOD, which is the Church of the living GOD, the pillar and mainstay of the Truth."

Now that we have the Church of Truth, headed by Truth Himself, then we have recourse to use that authority of Truth without trepidation.
"...AND IF HE REFUSE TO HEAR THEM, APPEAL TO THE CHURCH, BUT IF HE REFUSE TO HEAR EVEN THE CHURCH, LET HIM BE TO THEE AS THE HEATHEN AND PUBLICAN." Matthew 18:17
This must be true because He said it.

So Jesus Christ said those who refuse to hear His Church. let him be as a heathen (not Christian).

So now that we have the Church of Truth, how do we know it is still with us?
We know because Jesus Christ guaranteed it would be!
"...AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT." Matthew 16:17
His Church will be defended from within and from without.

"...I AM WITH YOU ALL DAYS, EVEN UNTO THE CONSUMMATION OF THE WORLD." Matthew 28:20
He will be with His Church until the end of time.

"...AND I WILL ASK THE FATHER AND HE WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER ADVOCATE TO DWELL WITH YOU FOREVER, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH WHOM THE WORLD CANNOT RECEIVE, BECAUSE IT NEITHER SEES HIM NOR KNOWS HIM." John 14:16-17
The Holy Spirit will be with His Church until the end of time.
These three verses are truth because He said them.

To sum it all up:
There is only one truth, and it is Jesus Christ.
He founded the Church of Truth and He will be with it and defend it forever.
The Holy Spirit will dwell in His Church of Truth forever.
His Church is still with us because He guaranteed it would be.

Now you can make your choice as to which Church is the Church which Jesus Christ founded. The choices are few.
It has to be the one He founded in about 33 A.D., so it has been around for almost 2000 years. Is it your Church?

2 comments:

  1. yes it is our church :) you cant even show evidence of your name appearing in the bible.

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  2. You can Mr. Plaridel. You can find it... see Greek Translation

    But one thing sure, you can't find these words in the Bible:

    1. Iglesia ni Cristo
    2. Felix Manalo
    3. Church of Christ Total Apostasy

    Can you?

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