Learning the Way of God More Perfectly
King James Bible 1611

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Contrasts in Scriptures
- Not Contradictions -


Kingdom Church
Acts 2:42-47
The Church - the Body of Christ
Colossians 1:18-25
During the Gospels, the 'church' was a synagogue, and Jesus preached & taught in them quite often - and even on the Sabbath.
Mark 1:21; 6:2
Luke 4:16 - his custom

Then we see in Matthew 16:13-20 that Christ will build his church on what Peter believed, as it was taught by God, not by flesh & blood.

It makes sense that the church that Christ was going to be the head of during the Dispensation of Grace with Paul would not start until the death of Christ. 
Hebrews 9:14-17.

Immediately after the resurrection, the church design is described in Acts 2:42-47.  This is the church that Peter and the apostles were to 'build' as they were to go unto all the world with what Christians call the Great Commission with all the signs and healings, etc. following.

Church based on Apostles Doctrine:

  • And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
  • And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
  • And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
  • And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
  • And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
  • Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
With Christ being our foundation as laid by Paul, we then see that Paul is our masterbuilder 
Philippians 4:9
I Corinthians 3:10

Christ and the church is a great mystery!
Ephesians 5:23-32

  • Christ is the head of the church!
  • The church is subject unto Christ!
  • Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it.
  • It is sanctified and cleansed with the washing of water by the word.
  • Christ will present the church to himself as a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; that that it should be holy and without blemish.
  • Christ nourisheth and cherisheth the church.
  • We are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.  This is a reason that we needed to be spiritually circumcised (Colossians 2:11-16)
Purpose and Goal of the 'local church' as a pattern of what Christ has done with the 'universal' / 'invisible' church.
Ephesians 4:11-16
  • Perfecting of the saints
  • The work of the ministry
  • Edifying of the body of Christ
  • Till...
    • come in the unity of the faith
    • come of the knowledge of the Son of God
    • come unto a perfect man
    • come unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ
  • Be nor more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive.
  • Speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.
  • The whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth...