Oct 27

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The Lord’s church is the greatest institution on earth. It was planned before the beginning of the world (Eph. 3:9), prophesied throughout the Old Testament (Isa. 2:2-4; Dan. 2:44; etc.), and was built by Christ (Matt. 16:18). There was, and always will be only one (Eph. 4:4) that is acceptable to the Lord (Matt. 15:13).

Its creed book is the New Testament and the New Testament only (2 Cor. 3:6-18) which is a pattern (Heb. 8:5) for its members to explicitly follow (Rev. 22:18-19). Its work is to preach the Gospel (Mark 16:15-16; Eph. 3:8-11).

The terms of entrance is baptism (1 Cor. 12:13) following faith, repentance and confession. It is comprised of the saved (Acts 2:41,47), and will never be destroyed (Matt. 16:18).

Truly, the Lord’s church is the greatest institution on earth.

Gary Henson


Once, in a religious bookstore, I came upon an automobile license plate which read, “God Said It; I Believe It; That Settles It!”

Admittedly, such seems to be words fitly spoken. Yet, wouldn’t a more accurate reading be: “God Said It; THAT Settles It!”

Isn’t it the case that if God said it, it has already been settled? If God said it, does it then depend upon one believing it for it to be settled?

Yes, I understand that if God said it, and one believes it, it is settled in one’s mind; but isn’t it the case that it has already been settled before he believed it? When God said, “This is my beloved Son,” would Christ’s Sonship not have been settled if no one believed it? Of course not!

All mankind needs to understand, if “God Said It; THAT Settles It” and we need to believe it!

Gary Henson

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