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One Head, One "Common Salvation"

TheStatelyGoose
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2/15/2016 4:21:15 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
Another Poster has brought up the matter of a "Unified Church" already. But I thought it important enough to bring the issue into a separate Topic. Allow me to clarify here for a moment.

As we see the Catholic (universal) Church and the Orthodox Church are interrelating more these days, the notion of their coming together to form a unified body has more to do with political authority then in keeping with the traditional American ideal of the separation of Church and State. Which makes it all about politics. I personally do not like "politics" in either sphere.
So allow me to share briefly on the topic of a "Unified Church" from the concept of the Bible itself.

Many like to call it "my church" or "pastor "" church ". Many assume the title of "head of the church" which is very common among church lingo.

Actually, the Lord's brother James was the first to be an eyewitness among His disciples (Apostles) and the Apostle Paul is the last. The Apostles form the foundation of the Church, not in who they are or their office, but through the confession that Jesus Christ Himself is the foundation (founder). Which means that He alone is the Head of the Church.

Everything under Christ is considered " common salvation " which is why the last epistle of the New Testament called "Jude" is written by the youngest brother of James, who were half brothers of Jesus.

Speaking of Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul testified of these things in His epistles which were further recognized by the Apostle Peter in his writings as well. He writes in 1st Timothy 6 : 15-16 " Which in His times He shall show, who is the blessed and only Pontentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. A'-men."

The name of the Chief Archangel Michael means "Who is like the Lord?"

Timothy was a Pastor, which is really an "under-shepherd" of Christ. The same office applies to them as to the Apostles, which is called a "Bishopric".

The Church was scattered abroad by the time of the epistle of Jude, only held together as always by the Word of God, with which all things are considered common in the Lord- common and communion virtually mean the same thing in this respect.

The idea of 'another head', blends together with ancient belief systems held by other so called religions.

For example: The notion of another head of the "church" holds ancient beliefs which are held in common with Muslims in the concept of another Christ.

Groups like the Knights Templars are an example of these things as they are competitive ideals in many spheres.

Further comments, or opinions anyone?
brontoraptor
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2/15/2016 4:35:07 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/15/2016 4:24:41 AM, bulproof wrote:
incoherent.

Dilahuntty dodge. No argument with points, facts, etc to avoid any cross examination of own beliefs.
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TheStatelyGoose
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2/15/2016 4:56:58 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
The whole point is that there is only one head of the church- Jesus Christ. The Church is unified only through the Word of God, which is the common confession of Jesus Christ as Lord, the only begotten Son of God.

It is pure insanity to believe that any human being or angel could possibly compare to the Lord who created all things.

Although scattered, the Church is unified in relationship to Christ, as well as with other believers.

Unfortunately, Christianity has also been blended with other ancient beliefs which purpose that there is more then one Christ. This is why we find the resurfacing of the ancient gods (ancient aliens etc.) which promote the belief in Pantheism.