THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH

A DIVINE RELATIONSHIP

(Terms Which Clarify)

THE CHRIST:

THE GROUP:

INDIVIDUALS:

Head - Eph. l:22-23

King - I Tim. 6:15

The Christ - Matt. 16:18

Savior - Eph. 5:23

Shepherd - John 10:11

Builder - Heb. 2:3-6

High priest - Heb. 4:14

The Body - Eph. 4:4

Kingdom - Col. 1:13-14

In Christ - II Tim. 2:10

The Saved - Acts 2:47

Flock - Acts 20:28

House - I Tim. 3:15

Priesthood - I Pet. 2:5

Members - I Cor. 12:27

Citizens - Eph. 2:19

Christians - Acts 11:26

Saints - I Cor. 1:2

Sheep - I Pet. 2:25

Stones - I Pet. 2:5

Priests - Rev. 1:5-6

WHERE IS SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY FOR ???

WHERE IS

SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY FOR ???

COMMAND EXAMPLE NECESSARY INFERENCE PRINCIPLE VIOLATED
Elders Overseeing work of only one church? I Peter 5:1-3 ??? I Timothy 3:5 ???
Ordaining elders in every church ??? Acts 14:23 I Tim. 3:1-7 ???
Disciples Sending to churches in need ???Acts 11:27-30 ??? ???
Several churches sending to churches in need I Cor. 16:1-4

II Cor. 8:18-24

II Cor. 9:1-2

Rom. 15:25-27

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Church or Churches sending directly to preacher ??? Phil. 4:15-16

II Cor. 11:8-9

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Partaking of Lord's Supper on 1st. Day ??? Acts 20:7 ??? ???
Frequency to observe Lord's Supper ??? ??? I Cor. 11:26

Acts 20:7

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Having a church building ??? ??? James 2:2

Heb. 10:25

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Having Instrumental music ??? ??? ??? ???
Having Prophets Today ??? ??? ??? Acts 8:19

I Cor. 13:8-10

Elders planning work beyond ability ??? ??? ??? II Cor. 8:12
Churches working through one church ??? ??? ??? I Pet. 5:1-3
Churches sending to church not in need ??? ??? ??? II Cor. 8:13-14
Churches and Missionary Organizations ??? ??? ??? Phil. 4:15-18
Churches and Edification Organizations ??? ??? ??? Eph. 4:16
Churches and Benevolent Organizations ??? ??? ??? I Tim. 5:16

New Testament examples are binding on the basis of the sum total of what the N.T. teaches on any given example. If the N.T. gives an example of how something was done, and there is nothing further revealed, that is precisely what God wants done today also.

HOW TO ESTABLISH SCRIPTURAL UNDERSTANDING

God

God had all authority - Rev. 19:6; Rom. 3:4

Willed all things according to His good pleasure - Eph. 1:9


Christ


All authority delegated to Christ - Matt. 28:18; Eph. 2:20-23; Col. 3:17

Today God speaks through His Son - Heb. 1:1-2


Holy Spirit


The promise of the Father - Luke 24;49; Acts 1:4-5

Sent in the name of Jesus - John 14:26; 16:13

Would guide into all truth - John 14:26; 15:26; 16:12-14

Confirmed their word with signs - Heb. 2:4; II Cor. 12:12


Apostles & Prophets


Jesus delegated His authority to the apostles - John 20:21-23; 13:20; 17:6-8

Laying on of apostles hands - Acts 8:14-19; 19:6; II Tim. 1:6

They gave us the N.T. -John 20:30-31; I Cor. 14:37


Writings


This final and complete revelation must not be altered or perverted - Jude 3; Gal. 1:6-9; II John 9-11; Rev. 22:18-19


To Us


When we read, we can understand - Eph. 3:3-5

Properly implanted, it can save - James 1:21; II Tim. 3:15

The Word effectually works in believers - I Thess. 2:13



What If It's Not In The Scriptures?

What If It's Not In The Scriptures?

1. It is not a good work - II Tim. 3:16-17

2. It does not pertain to life and godliness - II Pet. 1:3

3. It causes one to not have God - II John 9

4. It is not authorized by Christ - Col. 3:17

5. It cannot be done by faith - II Cor. 5:7; Rom. 10:17; 14:23

6. it is going beyond what is written - I Cor. 4:6

7. It is not as the oracles of God - I Pet. 4:11

8. It is not according to the pattern - Heb. 8:5

9. It does not pertain to the seed of the kingdom - Luke 8:11; Matt. 13:18-19

10. It is not of righteousness - Rom. 1:16-17; 10:1-4

11. It is of "no such commandment" - Acts 15:24

12. It is iniquity - Matt. 7:22-23

13. It is of men - Matt. 21:25; 15:9

14. It is not of truth- John 4:24

15. It is another gospel - Gal. 1:6-9

16. It is adding to the Word of God - Rev. 22:18-19; Deut. 4:2; Prov. 30:5-6