But any Church could claim that they are called by God.
does God call people to Christ?
The Bible answers in II Thessalonians 2:14,
To this he called
you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord
Jesus Christ. (Revised Standard)
God's call people by means of the preaching
of the Gospel.
is the preacher used by God in calling people to Christ?
In Romans 10:14-15, it is written:
How then shall they
call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in
Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How
beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring
glad tidings of good things!'' (NKJV)
God channels His call through the preaching
of one who was sent by Him—a messenger of God, and
not through any preacher who has a
Bible in his hand.
24F.3 Why is
God's call channeled exclusively through the preaching of the messengers of
Because, it is only through the messengers
of God that the "True Gospel of Christ" will be preached.
Why? Are not all preachers who
hold and use the Bible preaching the True Gospel of Christ?
In Galatians 1:6-8, this is written:
I marvel that you
are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to
a different gospel,
which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert
the gospel of Christ.
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than
what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
No, because, there are those who are
preaching a different Gospel, even if they claim and show that they are
using the Bible.
Why has the True Gospel of Christ became a different Gospel?
Because, there are those who pervert the Gospel of Christ.
How wicked is it to pervert the True Gospel of Christ?
Apostle Paul said of those who pervert the gospel: "Let him
be accursed or condemned"! They are headed for destruction .
await those who will unwittingly listen and believe a different gospel—the
perverted gospel of Christ?
Jesus taught that "if the blind lead the
blind, both shall fall into the ditch."
alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads
the blind, both will fall into a ditch.'' (Matthew 15:14,
As they—who pervert the gospel—are condemned
to die the second death in the lake of fire, so is the listener and
Hence, instead of leading people to the true Church and to salvation,
such preachers would lead people to their destruction.
What was entrusted to the messengers of God, that made them capable of
preaching the True Gospel of Christ?
In I Corinthians 2:7&10, this is written:
But we speak the
wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the
ages for our glory, But God has revealed them to us through His
For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. (NKJV)
They speak the wisdom of God in mystery—the
hidden wisdom of God—which was revealed to them through the the Spirit of
The True Church is the result of God's calling through the preaching of the
True Gospel by a messenger of God. Any Church, therefore, that arose
from the preaching of one who is not a messenger of God, is definitely not
the True Church for it is not called by God.