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Bible Study Lesson 24

Identifying The True Religion Or The True Church
   A.   People's Concepts Of What The Church Is
   B.   The Name Of The True Church
   C.   The True Church Is Likened To A Human Body
   D.   It Is The True Church That Christ Will Save

   E.   The True Church Is The Result Of God's Calling
   F.   God's Calling Is Through A Messenger Of God
   G.   Beware Of The Preacher Who Is Not Of God
   H.   Identifying The True Messenger Of God




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 24B.   The Name Of The True Church


The "Body of Christ" is the Church, whose head is Christ Himself. (Topic 22E)  This is the True Church or the True Religion leading to God. This is where man can become holy or sanctified—freed from sin, so he can worship and serve God.

24B.1   Did Christ establish a Church?

In Matthew 16:18, this is written:

 "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. (NKJV)

YES, Christ establish His church, when He was still here on earth.

24B.2   What is the name of the Church purchased by the blood of Christ, thus establishing His Church? 

In Acts 20:28, this is written:

"Take heed therefore to yourselves and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers,  to feed the Church of Christ which he has purchased with his blood."  (LBP)

The same verse in another version of the Bible:

"Therefore, take care of yourselves, and of all the congregation in which you have been appointed through the holy Spirit as bishops, to shepherd the church of Jesus Christ, that which he established* by his blood. (Aramaic Bible)

"Church of Christ" is the name of the Church purchased with  the blood of Christ, thus establishing His Church which is rightfully called after His name.  This is the True Church - the True Christian Church.

24B.3   Why is the True Church in the Bible also Called "Church of God" and "Church of the Lord"?

In same verse Acts 20:28 in other versions of the Bible, it is also called::

"So keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock which the Holy Spirit has placed in your care.  Be shepherds of the Church of God, which he made his own through the blood of his Son." (TEV)

Take heed unto yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit hath made you bishops, to feed the Church of the Lord which he purchased with his own blood.  (ASV)

Why is it also called Church of God?

"And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. (John 17:10, NKJV)

Because God made the Church His own through the blood of His Son. And, what is owned by Christ is also owned by God and vice versa.

Why is it also called Church of the Lord?

"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.'' ( Acts 2:36, NKJV)

Because Christ is the Lord who purchased the Church with His own blood.

24B.4   There are other churches mentioned in the Bible, like the Churches of Antioch, Corinth, Ephesus and others, are these also part of the True Church?

Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you. (Romans 16:16, NKJV)

Correct, these are the local congregations of the True Church in different locations. and named after the place. All local congregations are part of the True Church—the true Church of Christ.   


Christ established His Church in first century in Jerusalem. The church is rightfully called the "Church of Christ" because it is Christ who purchased the church with His own blood. It is also called "Church of the Lord" and "Church of God" in other versions of the Bible.


Please Continue Lesson 24C.   The True Church Is Likened To A Human Body


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