I Will build My Church
(Matt. 16:18-19)

Jesus Christ set up His organization by the power of the Holy Ghost through His elders after He ascended to heaven. This organization began on the day of Pentecost when the apostles were empowered by the Holy Ghost. The saints organized, sold all possessions, and were judged by this power of life and death. (Acts 2:42-45; 5:1-12)

Obedience to God’s organization must be the avenue through which men enter the kingdom, for it is to remain until all saints are perfect in Christ. The day will come again when those who do not obey His doctrine, and who are in transgression, will be subject to death as was Ananias and Sapphira. (II John 1:9-10)
“Till we all come in unity of the faith,..unto a perfect man...”
(Eph. 4:12-14)

 

 

 

Organization of the
New Testament
Church of Jesus Christ

 

Christ is the Cornerstone

Jesus built His church on the Rock of Revelation
I Peter 2:4-7; Matt. 16:13-19; I Cor. 10:1-4

6 Principles
Faith, Repentance, Baptisms  (Water and Spirit), Laying on of Hands,
Resurrection (of the Just and Unjust),  Eternal Judgment

Elder, High Priest, Bishop, Deacon, Priest, Seventy,
Teacher Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist

10 Priesthood Offices
Melchisedec - Aaronic

(see scriptural references below)

11 Gifts

Tongues, Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith,
Interpretation of Tongues, Healings 
Miracles, Prophecy, Dreams, Visions, Discerning of Spirits
I Cor. 12:1-10; Acts 2:6-17 
Gifts of the Revelation of God

Gal. 5:22-23
II Peter 1:5-8

Fruits of the Spirit
Love, Joy, Peace, Long-suffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance, Virtue, Knowledge, Patience,  Godliness, Brotherly Kindness, Charity

I Peter 4:10
Matt. 25:14-30

Stewardship

 

The Six Principles of Jesus' Church
found in the New Testament

1) Repentance
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”
(Acts 3:19; see also Mark 1:14-15; II Cor. 7:10; Matt. 3:11-17)

2) Faith
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is,
and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” (Heb. 11:6)

3) Two Baptisms (Immersion in Water)
“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,even so we also should walk in newness of life.”
(Rom. 6:4-5. Also Acts 2:38; 22:16;
Matt. 28:19; St. John 3:5, 22-23;
Mark 16:16)
(BM 3N Ch. 5:26)

3) Two Baptisms
(Spirit/Holy Ghost)
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he can not enter into the
kingdom of God.

(St. John 3:5; Luke 3:16; Acts 1:5;
11:15-18; 8:14-17; 10:44-47; 19:1-6)
Men must have power and authority to baptize persons into Jesus' church
(BM 3N Ch. 5:44)

4) Laying on of Hands
For Ordination (Acts 6:6, 13:3);
giving the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:17, 19:6)

5) Resurrection of the Dead
“Marvel not at this; for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”
(St. John 5:28-29; I Cor. 15:20-21; Rev. 20:4-5)
Life After Death
Chart
Testimonies
6) Eternal Judgment
“Because He hath appointed a day in which He will judge the work in righteousness
by that man whom He hath ordained...” (Acts 17:31)
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ;
that everyone may receive the things done in his body,
according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”(II Cor. 5:10);
I Cor. 15:39-42 speaks of the three levels in the Resurrection
to which people will be assigned after judgment. (See also D.C. 76)

 

I Will build My Church


10 Priesthood Offices References

Elder--Acts 14:23, 20:17, 28
Evangelists--Eph. 4:11, Acts 21:8
Prophets--Eph. 4:11, I Cor. 12:28
High Priest--Heb. 5:1, 8:3
Bishop--I Tim.3:1-7, Phil. 1:1
Priest--Heb. 7:1-17
Seventy--Luke 10:1
Deacon--I Tim. 3:8-13, Phil. 1:1
Teacher-- I Cor. 12:28, Acts 13:1
Apostles--Eph. 4:11, Matt. 10:1-4

And The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It
"And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven;
and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven;
and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven"
(Matt. 16:18-20)

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