Protestants claim that the True church had gone apostate and that a small group of true believers survived alongside
the apostate church. Some say that a True church other that the one gone apostate existed all along but in an invisible state.
Well the Bible does not support this view. This view in against Jesus's own words.
Christ instituted One church and prayed that it remain One throughout successive generations for the world to ‘see
& know’ that they are His disciples..
The bible says,
the Church or Kingdom on earth is;
1. His church is the
Pillar & Bulwark of truth, it is
the manifold of wisdom, it is the
fulness of Christ
Himself. The gates of hell will not prevail against
church. His Holy Spirit is with the church ‘forever’. His Spirit
will guide the church into all truth. Jesus is
with His church ‘always’ till the end. 1Tim 3:15;
Eph 3:9,10; Mt 16:18,19; Jn 14:16;
Jn 16:12-14 (Click to read more..).
2. A church
witnessing unto all nations, so undoubtedly a
church visible to
all nations. This witnessing and gathering church has the presence of Christ ‘always’
till the end of the world. A church visibly seen and known to the world throughout
successive generations from the time of Jesus. Mt 28:19, 20; Jn 17:20-22; Ro:10:14-18; M't:5:14-16 ; Joh:13:34-35; Joh:17:20-22;
Ph'p:2:15: M't:10:27, 28: 2Tm:1:7,8: M't:24:14: Joh:17:18: (Click to read more..)
3. His church
is One Single Visible Fold ‘seen and known’
by the world, in continuous succession. Heresies
divisions happen to manifest the approved ones and to
ones who leave the church as the one who
did not belong to the church. Joh:17:20-22; Eph:4:4-6;
20, 25, 28:; 1Co:11:18, 19:; 1Jo:2:18-20;
M't:13:31, 32 (Click to read more..).
4. The church in the wilderness portrayed in Revelation
chapter 12 in no way hints to an invisible
church as the
anti catholic propagate , but to a church living in the
direct protection and providence of God as enjoyed
the disciples in the Acts of the Apostles similar to the
Old testament church in the wilderness.
Deut 32:11; Isaiah 40:31; Acts 7:38 (Click to read more ......)
separate invisible church on earth ; One General
Assembly or habitation or
family of the imperfect
Visible on Earth with invisible in Heaven. Heb:12:18-24; Eph:2:18-22; 1Co:12:11-13, 20, 25, 28; Re:1:11-20;
Eph:5:23-32; (Click to read more..)
6. An imperfect Church with good & bad co-existing. A
Kingdom appointed to imperfect servants
in charge in succession ‘till His return’. M't:13:24-30 & 37-41: Joh:15:1-8: M'r:13:34-37: Lu:12:41-46
(Click to read more..)
7. The Vineyard
of the Lord or the House of Israel is
appointed to new imperfect servants with
authority ‘till His return’. M't:21:33-43: Lu:22:24-32:
to read more..)
The only church that can rightfully claim succession
to the church of the apostolic era is the Catholic church. The Reformers also affirmed this fact, but they said that
this church had become corrupt, a theory that is against what Christ's promises to His church and against what the Bible teaches
about the church. The Bible assures that this church cannot go corrupt.
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His Church is the Pillar of Truth,
the Manifold of Wisdom