Neither Catholic, Protestant, nor Jew. Such were the Christians in the book of Acts, and you can be too. In the book of Acts you can read of the beginning of the church of Jesus in Jerusalem (Acts 2:14,47). You can see Jesus giving the power of the Spirit to the twelve Apostles so they can work miracles to confirm the message (Acts 2:1-4). The members were called Christians (Acts 11:26). They met on the first day of the week to take communion (Acts 20:7). They taught that men must repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38). They taught that baptism required a body of water that was large enough to immerse the subjects (Acts 8:35-39). They showed that when a person requests baptism, it is to be done ASAP (Acts 16:33). They shunned man-made doctrines and spoke only the word of God (Acts 15:1-2,24-31).
Today, men must become like the church in the book of Acts because it is how the church should be today. By looking into the history of the church in the book of Acts, you can see God’s pattern for the church. So let us go to the New Testament and see what is within its pages, thereby using the New Testament as our authority. Let us speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent. Let us do things in Bible ways and call things by Bible names (1 Timothy 4:16).
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