The Church Jesus Built

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Jesus Christ said that He would build His Church and that it would never die out. Is today's Christianity, with its hundreds of denominations with widely differing beliefs and practices, the Church Jesus promised that He would build?
-- Inside this Bible study aid booklet:
-- A People Special to God
-- The Historical Background of the Term Church
-- 'Church' and 'Congregation' in the Scriptures
-- A Spiritually Transformed People
-- The Apostles: A Case Study in Conversion
-- The Responsibility and Mission of the Church
-- What is the True Gospel?
-- Is Today the Only Day of Salvation?
-- The Rise of a Counterfeit Christianity
-- Changes in Christian Scholars' Perspective on God's Law
-- Early Trends That Affected the Future of the Church
-- The Church of God Today
-- What Did the Early Church Believe and Practice?
-- The Church as the Bride of Christ
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Who we are: This publication is provided free of charge by the United Church of God, an International Association, which has ministers and congregations throughout much of the world.

We trace our origins to the Church that Jesus founded in the early first century. We follow the same teachings, doctrines and practices established then. Our commission is to proclaim the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God to all the world as a witness and to teach all nations to observe what Christ commanded (Matthew 24:14; 28:19-20).

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The United Church of God is committed to understanding and practicing New Testament Christianity. We desire to share God’s way of life with those who earnestly seek to follow our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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United Church of God
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Feb 3, 2014
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89
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9780557876532
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Religion / Christian Life / General
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You might be surprised to find that God is not a trinity.The Trinity is one of mainstream Christianity’s most widely accepted and revered doctrines held by millions of Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox believers. The belief that God is three persons—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit—coexisting in one being is how the trinity doctrine is often defined. But the word trinity appears nowhere within the pages of the Bible. 

You can not cling to long-held religious traditions if they contradict the Scriptures. Your beliefs must rest solidly on the teachings of the Holy Bible. 

This Bible Study aid, "Is God a Trinity?", goes into great detail explaning the non-biblical origins of the trinity and how this false gospel replaced the true teachings of Jesus Christ. Discover how the Bible communicates a true picture of God and learn about the awesome plan He has promised for you and all mankind.

Chapters in this ebook:

-- Is the Trinity Biblical?
-- The Surprising Origins of the Trinity Doctrine
-- Greek Philosophy's Influence on the Trinity Doctrine
-- How Ancient Trinitarian Gods Influenced Adoption of the Trinity
-- A Spurious Reference to the Trinity Added in 1 John 5:7-8 
-- How Is God Revealed in the Bible?
-- Jesus Was Sent by the Father
-- Jesus Christ: "The Rock" of the Old Testament
-- The Apostles Understood Jesus to Be the Creator
-- Did Jesus Christ Claim to Be God?
-- "In the Beginning Was the Word"
-- The Claim of Jesus' Disciples
-- "There Is One God, the Father...and One Lord, Jesus Christ"
-- God's Plan to "Bring Many Sons to Glory"
-- Jesus Christ's Submission to the Father
-- How Is God One?
-- "The Lord Our God, the Lord Is One"
-- Seven Scriptures That Debunk the Trinity as a Single Being
-- Elohim: The Plurality of God
-- Is the Holy Spirit a Person?
-- Does Matthew 28:19 Prove the Trinity?
-- Why the Holy Spirit Is Sometimes Incorrectly Referred to as "He" and "Him"
-- What About Passages That "Prove" the Trinity?
-- The Holy Spirit: God's Transforming Power
-- How to Stir Up God's Spirit
-- God's Nature and Character
-- God's Purpose for You
-- The Likeness of God
-- Do Some Verses Deny a Divine Family?
-- The God Family

Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook:

"Most people assume that everything that bears the label “Christian” must have originated with Jesus Christ and His early followers. But this is definitely not the case."

"Many historians and religious scholars, some quoted in this publication, attest to the influence of Greek or Platonic philosophy in the development and acceptance of the Trinity doctrine in the fourth century."

God the Father is the One who calls us to baptism and a new way of life (John 6:44, 65), and it is His goodness that leads us to repentance and baptism (Romans 2:4).

"As even the New Catholic Encyclopedia, quoted from earlier, acknowledges: “The majority of New Testament texts reveal God’s spirit as something, not someone; this is especially seen in the parallelism between the spirit and the power of God..."
What is faith, and how do we receive it and grow in it?We live in a society that is virtually devoid of faith. Since most people don't read the Bible, they don't know much about God or believe He even exists. What about you - do you lack the faith to believe in God?

Having true faith will help you make sense out the troubling and confusing world you live in. It will give you the confidence you need to move forward with your life despite trials and setbacks.

How do you get faith?

Growing in faith requires believing in God and maintaining a close relationship with Him. You can have this relationship with God through daily prayer, Bible study and applying what God says in the Scriptures in your personal life.

Learn more about how to grow in Christian faith by reading this Bible study aid ebook, You Can Have Living Faith, and start building that close relationship with God today!


Chapters in this ebook:

-- Introduction: You Can Have Living Faith
-- What Is Faith?
-- The Meaning of Faith
-- The Book of James: An 'Epistle of Straw'?
-- Examples of Living Faith
-- When It Seems God Doesn't Hear or Answer
-- Enemies of Faith
-- Growing in Faith


Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook:

"Lack of faith—an active, living trust in and relationship with God—is a widespread problem affecting every nation and virtually every individual."

"If we want to better our lives, our model for living faith should be Jesus Christ."

"Many people don't have the faith described in the Bible because they do not believe or practice what Jesus said: "If you love Me, keep My commandments" (John 14:15)."

"The Bible tells us salvation is by God's grace and is not earned by good works "lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9). But we are saved by grace through faith. The danger we face is that our faith will die if we neglect our salvation by not living a life of obedience to God (Hebrews 2:1-3)."

"The examples and testimonies of the men and women we read about in Hebrews 11 show us we can believe God."

"We should pray to God for faith, and we should pray often for it (Luke 18:1)."

"Living a life of prayer, Bible study and humble obedience to God clarifies and strengthens our faith."
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