Bible Will I Find:
That One Church Is As Good As Another?
By: Gary Colley
Newspapers and billboards often advertise "Attend the church of your choice." These suggest, and many tell us, that one church is as good as another. To those who are moving into new communities and searching for churches to attend, it may be an impressive building that attracts their attention, or a friend might invite them, but most seem to believe that one church is as good as another. If one church is as good as another, then attend the church of ones cholce would be correct. BUT WHAT SAITH THE SCRIPTURES? (Rom.4:3). The Lord said he would build His church (Matt.16:18). Could a man-built church be as good as the church Christ built? Christ is the foundation of His church (I Cor.3:11). Could any other foundation be as good as this foundation? Christ established His teaching in His church (Matt.28: 18-20) .Could the division and confusion of denominationalism made by the creeds of men be as good as the "unity of the Spirit?" (Eph.4:1-6; Matt.15:13). Christ shed His blood to save man and purchase His church (Heb.2:9; Acts-20:28). Can any man claim that his blood could purchase his church and cleanse as Christ's blood does? Christ proclaims that He is the head of his church (Eph.l:22-23; Col.l:18). Now, men claim to be-the head of their churches, and one even claims to be the pope over his. But who would claim that a human head is as good as the divine head Jesus Christ of His church? The Lord commanded his apostles to teach people who obeyed the Gospel by faith, repentance, confession, and baptism, "to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen" (Matt:28:20). This included He commands for His worship. The flve items He commanded were singing, preaching, giving, partaking of the Lord's supper each Lord's Day, and praying (Acts 2:42; 20:7). Thrle are many different kinds of worship in the many man-made churches. Would any be foolish enough to contend that what man has commanded in worship equals what Christ commanded in worship? (Jn.4:24; Matt.15:9). No, one church is not as good as another! Let us choose the church of Christ's choice!