Straight & Simple


Understanding Church


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Why Do We Have to Go to a Church for the Truth When Jesus Is the Truth?


Because the Church is Jesus’ Body and Jesus Himself isn’t on earth right now to personally lead us. So how do we make sure we find His Truth and understand it correctly when He isn’t around to tell us face-to-face what it is and what it means?


People often look at where Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father, but [except] by me.” (John 14:6b-c PDRC, brackets or highlighting added in scriptural quotes)


But they forget how the Bible also says about Jesus, “…and fill up those things that are wanting of [lacking in] the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church…” (Colossians 1:24b-c PDRC)


And they forget, too, how the Bible says about this Church of His, “…that you may know how you ought to behave yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15b-e PDRC)


The conclusion is simple. If Jesus is “the truth” (John 14:6b) but isn’t around right now on earth to personally teach us His Truth, then the job must, out of necessity, fall to “his body, which is the church” (Colossians 1:24c), and “which is… the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15d-e), to teach us this Saving Truth of His!


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