Grade the church you attend!

 

1)

When should someone desiring to be baptized, actually be baptized? 

  Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

 

Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

 

Acts 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37  And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38  And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

 

Acts 9:18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

 

Acts 16:33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

 

Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

 

10 points

The church you attend baptizes believers as soon as possible.
 

0 points

The church you attend waits.

 

Reasons: A convenient time, a time when a big event can be made over the baptism, when more than one person wants to be baptized, or what ever man can think of.

 

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2)

Who or what is the church you attend named after? 

  Gen. 2:23 And Adam said this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Re 21:9  And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lambís wife.

 

Mt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

 

Ro 16:16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
Mt 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Pr 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

10 points

The church you attend names itself after Christ.
 

0 points

The church you attend names itself after a man or the people attending or a believe.

Reasons: I'm sorry but I just don't know! If you know please comment.

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3)

Does anyone going to the church you attend wear special clothing because of a title or their responsibility?

 

  Mt 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

 

Lu 20:46  Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

 

10 points

No one in the church you attend wear special clothing.
 

0 points

Someone in the church you attend does wear special clothing.

 

Reasons:  Because of a title (reverend, father, bishop) or their responsibility (choir) or anything that might set them apart from just being a Christian?

 

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4)

Does the church you attend offer the Lords Supper on the first day of the week? 

  Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

 

10 points

The church you attend relies that every week has a first day.
 

0 points

The church you attend has a man made rule about which week to partake the Lords Supper.

 

Reasons: To make taking of the Lords Supper more special. Mans philosophy that partaking every week would become routine and dull.

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5)

The church you attend receive money from its members who prosper and gives on the first day of the week? 

  1Co 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

 

10 points

The church you attend receives money from its members who prosper and give on the first day of the week.
 

0 points

The church you attend has bake sales, dinners, bingo to raise money other than from the members prosperity or collects every time you meet or anytime other than on the first day of the week

Reasons: Mans philosophy is God loves a cheerful giver. We need to give man something to be cheerful about. I may be wrong about the reason why on this one. If you know where man gets the authority to collect money through bake sales, dinners and bingo please comment.

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6)

Does the church you attend sing and make melody in there heart? 

  Eph 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord

 

10 points

 

The church you attend sings and makes melody in their hearts.

 

 

0 points

 

The church you attend adds musical instruments.

 

Reasons: Mans philosophy that adding sounds other than mans voice is better. I guess they think making sound on something man made is better than making sound on something God made.

 

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7)

Does the church you attend use its building and property to fulfill the scriptures? 

  Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostlesí doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

 

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

 

Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight

 

1Co 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

 

1Co 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

 

10 points

 

The church you attend uses the building as an expedient to fulfill commandments (come together to break bread, give as you prospered, sing praises, preach and pray),

 

 

0 points

 

The church you attend adds day care, playgrounds, eating facilities, etc,

 

Reasons: Mans philosophy that we need to feed mans whole body, not just the spirit. We need to build gymnasium, cafeteria, playground equipment and daycare.

 

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8)

Does the church you attend use anything other than the bible? 

  Gal. 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

 

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

 

2 Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

 

1 Timothy 6:3  If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

 

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

 

10 points

 

The church you attend does not use anything other than the bible.

 

 

0 points

 

The church you attend has a creed, bylaws, Catholicism or anything other than the bible,

 

Reasons: Mans philosophy is that the bible was written long age and new situation need to be expanded on. Some things God just was not clear about so here is another book written by man to explain God.

 

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9)

Does the church you attend ruled or lead by the men of the church or by elders? 

  Acts 14:23 And when they had ordained them elders (MORE THAN ONE) in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

 

10 points

 

The  church you attend is ruled or lead by the men of the church or by elders.

 

 

0 points

 

The church you attend is ruled or lead by one man

 

Reasons: I need help with this one. Please comment.

 

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10)

Does the church you attend associated with an organization? 

  1Pe 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

 

1Th 5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

 

10 points

 

The church you attend has elders feeding the flock, which are among them,

 

 

0 points

 

The church you attend has any outside influence

 

Reasons: Organization many time supported the church when it is was started. The church does not join the organization, the organization starts the church. Once your in as a church you can not leave.

 

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If the church you attend gets 100 points than the church is following Gods will.

If the church you attend gets less than 100 points than you need to look for another church.

 

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

 

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