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Since Jesus established his Church and the New Testament describes the church, do you think might be a good idea to follow the biblical example: in the church organization? the doctrine? the church in worship? This is what the Scriptures say about the church.
1. The New Testament allows for three positions in the church of Christ
Elders (also called the priests and bishops, bishops, pastors or ministers, regardless of position or rank) were men (Always men) chosen from among the members to monitor and set an example of the congregation. Also to encourage the congregation to sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. (1 Peter 5:1-4) (1 Titus 1:9) To qualify for this position, see 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
The men were deacons chosen to serve the Congregation (ignore the daily distribution of food or serving tables.) (Acts 6:1-7) To meet the requirements for both the deacon and his wife, see 1 Timothy 3:8-13. Paul also mentions deacons in his speech at the church Philippi. Philippians (1:1) At least two men, Stephen and Philip, elected deacons in the church of Jerusalem has also preached and evangelized.
Evangelists (preachers, ministers) are the preachers of the Gospel. (Ephesians 4:11) (1 Timothy 4:13-16) (2 Timothy 4:1-5)
These three positions are created only for the church of Christ. Note that not one person has been charged with any congregation. And there was a rally and local. Synods, councils, conventions, potatoes, legislative bodies Ecclesiastical associations or conferences with delegates from various congregations are nowhere in the Bible. There was in the church you read the New Testament.
2. Christ instituted two sacraments of the Church:
Jesus commanded his apostles to make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit ". (Matthew 28:19)
Jesus said: Baptism is necessary for salvation. (Mark 16:16) And Peter said it was necessary for the forgiveness of sins. (Acts 2:38)
Who was baptized? Simon Magus (Acts 8:13), the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:38), Saul, who was later named Paul (Acts 9:18), Lydia a seller of purple (Acts 16:14-15), the Philippian jailer (Acts 16:33), Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue (Acts 6:08 p.m.) (1 Corinthians 1:14), twelve disciples at Ephesus (Acts 19:1-5), and men and women in the city of Samaria. (Acts 8:5-12)
What all these people have in common? They were all adult believers. The children were also baptized? Some say they were, and they cite these passages to support their position. Acts 4:15 p.m. that "[Lydia] and members of his family were baptized." Acts 4:33 p.m. said: "[the jailer] and his family were baptized. "Acts 6:08 p.m. And Crispus, said that" all Home "were baptized.
Doing "The members of his family," "Family" and "whole house" implies children and babies have been baptized? " Note that the jailer and his whole family "Came to believe in God. (Acts 16:34) Del Similarly, Crispus and his family believed in the Lord." (Acts 6:08 p.m.)
In both cases, all believed, and all were baptized. It is clear we are not talking about babies or very weak in this context. Those who were baptized were old enough to believe in Christ.
How were those who believe "adult" baptized? Romans 6:3-4 speaks of baptism as a symbolic burial with Christ. Acts 8:38 And Philip was the Ethiopian eunuch "in water" to baptize him. The baptism was and is at the surface. All through the baptism of the first century and the emergence were synonymous.
Lord's Supper, the Eucharist, Holy Communion
In Matthew, we read: "While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; This is my body. "
Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered to them by saying: "Drink of it all. This is my blood of the covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. "(Matthew 26.26-28)
In the Gospel according to St. John, the importance of This law is clear. Jesus: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, I give for the life of the world. "(John 6:51)
He repeated and emphasized his words: "If you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, ye have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. "(John 6:53-54)
Paul, in his first letter to the Corinthians, he explained that the custom originated. He said: "The tradition I handed on arrival, the Lord himself: that on the night of his arrest The Lord Jesus took bread, and after thanking God he broke it and said: "This is my body which is for you to do this remembrance of me. "
Similarly, he took the cup after supper, and said: "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Each When you drink, do this in remembrance of me. "For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he come. "(1 Corinthians 11:23-26 ERC)
Paul informs us that the early church took this tradition tells us that when they did. "The first day of the week we gather to break bread. Paul talked about people and, because of their intention to leave the next day, began to speak up midnight. "(Acts 20:7)
The apostle speaks again of the Lord's Supper, he warned the Corinthians: "A man must consider before to eat bread and drink of this cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord to eat and drink by himself. "(1 Corinthians 11:28-29)
respected historians like Eusebius of Caesarea and Neander Johann August Wilhelm Christians tell us that the first centuries of the church took the Lord's Supper the Lord every Sunday.
3. New Testament teaches us how to worship:
Paul tells us to give thanks in all circumstances, (1 Thessalonians 5:18) with God (1 Timothy 5:5) each other (Jacques 5:16) for what we call (Philippians 4:6) for the rulers officials and in the world. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
James said he was not what we want because they pray for him. Or we praying for her, our request is refused because of our bad reasons. (James 4:2-3) pray when you are sick or in difficulty, advises James. (Jacques 5:14)
The prayer was part of the worship of the church of the New Testament. (Acts 2:42) (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
Paul we said in the collection taken by the people of God in the churches of Galatia and Corinth. "The first day of each week, each of you should set aside a sum of money equivalent of their earnings, savings, so that when I come no collections will have to do. "(1 Corinthians 16:2)
In the first part of the first century Jews had established the tradition of reading the law and the prophets in the synagogue services. Paul told Timothy to devote himself to reading "public writings, preaching and teaching". (1 Timothy 4:13) Therefore, Jewish custom was transferred to the cult church.
In Colossians we find Paul instructing the Colossians and I exchange letters Laodicea written and read so much. (Colossians 4:16) And in Thessalonians says the church to read his letter to all the brothers. (1 Thessalonians 5:27) So, what became parts of the New Testament was already being played in church together with the law and the prophets of the Old Testament.
Here are all New Testament references to hymns, songs and hymns.
After the meal Jesus and Apostles "Easter", who had sung the hymn, they went to the Mount of Olives. "(Matthew 26:30 RV)
"Around midnight, Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises to God, and the other prisoners heard them. "(Acts 16:25)
Paul: "Speaking to yourselves in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to God. "(Ephesians 5:19)
Paul: "I will sing with the spirit, but I will also sing with my spirit. "(1 Corinthians 14:15)
Paul: "What will we say, brothers?" When you come together, everyone has a hymn or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. "(1 Corinthians 14:26)
Paul encourages us to "admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. "(Colossians 3:16)
James: "Is any among you afflicted? Pray. Is anyone gay? Him sing songs of praise." (James 5:13)
Notification musical instruments, choirs and solos are not mentioned in the worship of the church. They were later additions, without authority of Scripture. Historically, the first appearance of instrumental music in worship of the church was not until the sixth century AD, and has not been widely accepted until the eighth century.
A number of religious leaders as John Calvin, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon and strongly opposes the use of instrumental music in worship because of their absence in the New Testament.
"The first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to people and because of their intention to leave the next day, began to speak until midnight. "(Acts 20:7) See also the instructions of Paul to Timothy. (2 Timothy 4:1-5)
4. Gifts miracle of the Church primitive
Gifts for lists of the Early Church Paul's wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing miracles, prophecy, discerning minds, tongues and interpretation of different languages have been necessary for the revelation and confirmation of the message of the Gospel is not written. When the Gospel was fully revealed and confirmed, in miracles, tongues, healing and prophecy ceased.
In 1 Corinthians, Paul gives us this explanation: "With regard to the prophecies, they will be and as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, will end. We know in part and prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, part disappear. "(1 Corinthians 13:8-10)
In the original Greek, "perfect" in this verse means respect "Complete" or "." Thus ended the miraculous gifts in the Church primitive, where the revelation of the Word of God is complete or fulfilled. That's why you do not see the genuine miracle happened in churches now.
5. Other religious practices:
Lucas talks about the church of Antioch to worship the Lord and fasting. "While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said," Separate me Barnabas and Saul Miller for the work to which I have called. "(Acts 13:2) In the next chapter, we read:" Paul and Barnabas appointed elders in each [Church Lystra, Iconium and] Antioch and through prayer and fasting, committed to the Lord. "(Acts 14:23)
We find no New Testament command to fast. However, in Acts chapters 13 and 14 cases in which we discover that the early church quickly.
"[Jesus] rose from the table, took off his coat and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water in a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying with the towel that was wrapped around him. "(John 13:4-5)
"When had finished washing their feet, put on his clothes and returned to his place. "You know what I did for you?" They asked. "You call me Master and Lord, and rightly so, because that is what I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you should also wash feet apart a. I set an example that you should do like me I made for you. "(John 13:12-15)
"Washing the feet of saints" is also a good deed Paul lists the qualifications for widows who seek the support of the church. (1 Timothy 5:9-10)
But washing of feet is nowhere declared part of the worship of the church services.
The recitation of beliefs
A belief is a state Compact faith recited by the faithful during worship. The beliefs are far from being found in the New Testament. No common creed of humanity, no catechism, no confession of faith is allowed in the Scriptures. All were added later.
Certainly, the Lord's Prayer is frequently quoted, word for word. Did Jesus expected prayer to become a belief? Obviously, he did not. Jesus presents his prayer by saying: "Pray in this way." (Matthew 6:9 KJV) It is general guidance – "Do That way, instead of" I want to repeat every word of this word for word.
Change requests Reasons to "Just accept Jesus into his heart" The repetition of "the sinner's prayer "
These three practices are found in some modern churches, but are found nowhere in Scripture.
Since Jesus established his Church and the New Testament describes the church, do you think could be a good idea to follow the biblical example: the organization of the church? in doctrine? the church in worship? Why Lucas, Paul, Pierre, Jacques and John, give us many details that the original church, they did not intend to follow this trend?
What church do not attend? Christ which was established and Paul preached? or replacing the man? What is the difference? It follows the Scriptures, the other not.
About the Author
Jerry Boone, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Boone is a sailor, author, and webmaster of http://merechristianity.us with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Georgia State University. His works include: Mere Christianity.us and SAFETY LINE – EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN, an apologetic study published 1998.