The church was in the eternal purpose of God; "To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Ephesians 3:10-11). God planned every aspect of the church. God continues to have a plan for the church, and we need to know what that plan is. We often lose sight of God's plan for the church.
We need to remember that the church is Divine in its establishment and every aspect about it. It needs to be today what it was as revealed by the Word of God. Paul wrote, "Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you" as recorded in Romans 16:16. Throughout the world, religion is found in every land; Churches abound on every hand. In the days of Paul religion abounded (Acts 17:22-23). However, the only one acceptable to God was Christianity and the only churches of the New Testament were churches of Christ. This principle is still true today. True churches of Christ exist today and can be recognized among the many human institutions claiming to be the church Christ established. So let us consider churches of Christ in the New Testament.
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