One true congregation!
But my dove, my perfect one, is unique. S.g. 6:9
Jesus has only one bride, one congregation, and it is called «the
church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.» (1 Tim.
3:15). In that the truth is revealed, known and acknowledged. - Yes, it
is born (brought forth) by the word of truth (Jas. 1:18), and any
other «dove» He does not know as His.
It is like when Eve was led to Adam - then he says, as distinct
from when all the other creatures was led to him: «This is now bone of
my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she
was taken out of Man.» (Gen. 2:23).
This is how Jesus recognises His true congregation - it is born of
Him, it has its origin in and of His Word of truth!
Paul says to the congregation in Corinth: «For I determined to know
nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.» (1 Cor. 2:2).
That is accordingly the congregation of God, Christs bride -
those who know nothing except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified, and do
not want to know anything else either!
If the congregation did not complied with the word of the apostle
in this case, they were no longer a congregation of God!
And as he says: «- my perfect one,
This you have to take with you today - and all days - because the
Devils seduction has always obtained entrance here so quickly, it seems
- and gets it today too - the lie that says: There is several ways you
can be a Christian!
It is only one - by forgiveness of sins, by the purification
in the blood of Jesus Christ, by the grace which is given us in Him! All
that is added to this brings the dearly bought relationship with God to
That is how serious it is to go wrong here, but so glorious is also
the truth about our salvation! - Today too!
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