The Church

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THE CHURCH

Foretold in OT

  • Tob 13:11-18
  • Is 2:2-3
  • Bar 5:3
  • Hos 2:14-24
  • Mic 4:1-3

Called Church of God

  • 1 Tim 3:15

Founded by Christ

  • Mt 16:18, 28:19
  • Mk 16:15

Is said to have five different foundations

  • Mt 16:18
  • 1 Cor 3:11
  • Eph 2:20
  • 1 Pet 2:4-6
  • Rev 21:14

Is Body of Christ

  • Rom 12:4
  • 1 Cor 12:12
  • Eph 1:22-23, 5:22
  • Col 1:18

Christ is head of Church

  • Eph 1:22, 5:23
  • Col 1:18

Purchased by Christ’s blood

  • Acts 20:28
  • Eph 5:25
  • Heb 9:12

Cannot apostatize or be destroyed

  • Mt 16:18, 28:20

Is visible

  • Mt 5:14
  • Mk 4:30-32
  • Eph 2:19-22

Is infallible

  • Mt 16:18, 28:20
  • Mk 16:16
  • Lk 10:16
  • 1 Tim 3:15

Authority of the Church

  • Mt 16:19, 18:18
  • Jn 20:21-23

Members to be holy

  • 1 Cor 1:2
  • Col 3:12

Growth of the Church

  • Acts 2:41, 2:47, 5:14, 6:7, 11:24

Has good and bad members

  • Mt 22:10
  • Jn 6:70

APOSTLES

Apostles are those who are sent

Mt 28:19, Mk 6:7 fl, 16:15, Lk 24:47, Jn 4:38, 17:18, 20:21

Called by Christ

Mt 10:2-4, Mk 3:13-19, Lk 6:12-16, Acts 1:13

Holy Spirit poured out on apostles

Acts 1:8, 2:3-4

Apostles are witnesses to Christ

Lk 24:48, J n 15:27, Acts 1:8, 21-22, 2:32, 3:15 4:33, 5:32, 10:39, 13:31 22:15

Apostles shall judge the world

Mt 19:28, Lk 22:30, 1 Cor 6:2, Rev 20:4

Church built on apostles

Mt 16:18, Eph 2:20, Rev 21:14

THE POPE

Primacy given to Peter

Mt 16:18, Lk 22:31-32, Jn 1:42, 21:15-17

 

Paul called to be an apostle

Acts 9:15, Rom 1:1, 1 Cor 9:1, 15:8-10, 2 Cor 5:20, Gal 1:15, 17

 

Paul apostle of Gentiles

Acts 9:15, 22:15, Rom 11:13, Gal 2:8, 1 Tim 2:7

 

Functions of apostles

Acts 2:42, 4:35, 6:2, 15:6, 1 Cor 3:9, 4:1, 11:23, 15:1, 2 Cor 5:20, 6:1

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