Tip of the Day, October 31

31 October

October 31 – Ephesians 4:11-14; “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.”

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Again where does it say we must all have the same name over the doorway?  This passage of scripture shows us that our focus is Christ, not something we call ourselves.  We’ve written an article in response to the LDS Church’s handouts pertaining to the theory of their Ephesians chapter four outline.  It’s called 16 Points to a True Church you can access here:

http://lifeafterministry.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/16-points-of-a-true-church

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“If modern churches do not conform to the New Testament pattern of the true Church, then the non-conforming organizations are apostate. This simple test of the authenticity of any church claiming to be the Lord’s may be made by finding answer to such questions as: Where is there a church that has (according to the New Testament pattern) some combination of the names of Christ as its name? Where is there a church claiming to have priesthood of both the Aaronic and Melchizedek orders, as set forth in the New Testament? Where are there apostles, prophets, seventies, and all the officers put in the Church by our Lord? Where do we find all of the gospel ordinances, among others — baptism for the dead, the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost, and administering to the sick?”

Bruce R. McConkie, MormonDoctrine, 45.

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