In todays world there is a great number of christian oriented churchs. The question is how dou you find a church that you would like to belong to. You might start out by going to different church groups, seeing what is done there.
If you’re not familiar with reading a bible like I was with the King James bible years ago you may find it hard to follow it at first unless you had someone to explain what you’ve read.
In countries around the world today there many christian oriented churchs to the dismay of the accurate bible scholar, they are in the thousands. We’ll be leading into the accurate bible scholar as we get into the article.
To bring your attention to this calamity the true church has found itself in, check out this website. The various unscriptural church name listed there is a staggering amount.
A precedent was sent centuries ago church names can be left to those creating one, that was an erroneous understatement. There is one New Testament verse that has been overlooked that is hard to understand and why it was is not totally clear.
Read Colossians 1:18 (KJV) note the last part of the verse, that in all things he might have the preeminence,
- 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
- Strongs Numbers, on Preeminence: to be first (in rank or influence)
- Thayer’s Greek Lexicon on Preeminence: to be first, hold the first place
So then, preeminence means to be first (in rank or influence). First in rank or influence in all things implies the church should bare his name, again note all things.
In Romans 16:16 it reads, All the churches of Christ greet you.
So Paul in Romans 16:16 calls the church, churches of Christ.
So if Christ is to be first (in rank or influence), and Paul calls the churchs churches of Christ, it would seem the church should be called Church of Christ to be scriptural.
Not like so many Christian oriented church groups names like, Kingdom Hall, First Christian Church, Church of Nazareth, etc.
You want the church you belong to to strictly adhere to the teachings of the New Testament.