Think You are the Only Ones?
Common question Do you think you are the only ones going to heaven?
Are you the only ones who will be saved?
Some ask out of derision. Some are sincere.
Some basic truths
God wants all to be saved 1 Timothy 2:4; John 3:16
Jesus died for all men to be saved John 3:17; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
Grace is for all men Titus 2:11
Heave has room for all men Revelation 21:11-27
God knows who are His 2 Timothy 2:19
Jesus not any man or church will judge on the last day John 5:22
Scripture is open to all to read, understand and obey John 5:39; Hebrews 5:9
God has drawn the circle.
Some make the circle too big.
Some make the circle too small
What does His Word say?
The body of Christ will be saved Ephesians 1:3, 7
The church will be saved Acts 2:41, 47
The church of God / of the living God will be saved Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:5, 15; Ephesians 3:8-10
The church of the firstborn / of Christ will be saved Ephesians 5:25-27
The phrases body of Christ, church, church of God, church of Christ refer to the same group.
These terms do not refer to different groups but the same group
This is the church universal
Church is used 117 times in the NT used in three ways
Universal the church Jesus purchased with His blood
Local a local congregation Ephesus, Corinth, Phillipi, etc.
Assembled communion is in the assembly of the church
Back to the question:
IF Church of Christ = a denomination NO
IF term applies to those in the body of Christ YES.
Stay out of denominations.
Stay in the body of Christ and you will be saved.
Who is going to heaven? Those who believe and obey the Bible.
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