“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,” Matthew 16:18. T
he Bible is clear that by virtue of our belief and obedience, the Lord will add such as should be saved to His Church (Acts 2:38, 47). What we must understand today is when we obey the gospel message and Christ adds us to His Church, He is not adding us to any group of men who “claim” to be believers or followers of Christ. Instead, Christ adds us to His Church, His Body. Christ came and established His Church, meaning He established one body. In Acts 20:28, the Bible states Christ purchased His Church. In Ephesians 1:22- 23, the Bible says Christ is the head of the Church, which is His body, of which there is only One, Ephesians 4:4. Yes, the Bible teaches there is only one Church, and that Church is Christ’s Church, and only the saved are in His Church.
Today religious confusion runs rampant throughout the world. There are thousands of denominations with countless contradictory doctrines. Christ did not bring this mass confusion to the world. However, Satan with his angels has divided us from God by casting upon us countless doctrines and denominations of man (1 Timothy 4:1). At Brown Trail, we ask that everyone will pick up their Bibles and examine our lives, worship, and plan of salvation, organization, names, etc. to the written word of God. Compare these items to the New Testament church as found in Scriptures; and understand, if where you worship is different from scripture, then know Christ did not bring in this mass confusion. Man did! And now it is our responsibility to restore that which Christ established upon this earth. If you have any questions, please feel free to visit with one of our elders, deacons, or men here at Brown Trail.