The True Church
She is of divine origin, set up by the Savior Himself during His personal ministry. All other organizations claiming to be the Church have their origin this side of His personal ministry and can be traced to some man. No man made institution has any right to claim to being the Church of Christ.
She is His bride. "The bride, the Lamb's wife." The Savior affectionately calls her "My dove, my love, my undefiled, the only one of her mother." Consequently, He recognizes no other as His bride.
She is also called a city, a house, a tabernacle, the New Jerusalem, a speckled bird, and many other names too numerous to mention.
She is the kingdom of God. God is her king, His children are the subjects of the kingdom. "God is known in her palace for a refuge." Psalms 48:3.
She is built upon a rock "Upon this rock I will build my church." Matt. 16:18. Cor. 3:11. Christ is that foundation and it is builded upon Him. "Except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it." Psa. 127:1.
She is above every other institution. "The Mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains and exalted above the hills." Isa. 2:2.
"Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth is Mt. Zion, on the side of the north the city of the great King."Psa. 48:2. So when we try to bring into her sacred precincts any of the inventions of men, we destroy her beauty.
She is going to stand until the Lord returns to "Make up His jewels."
"In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, but it shall stand forever." Dan. 2:44.
How we should prize and appreciate her. How faithful we should be to attend her meetings and encourage each other to press on a short while longer.
Her head and husband, the Lord Jesus Christ is soon to return and take her home to that everlasting eternal city, of which she on earth is the type.
Nothing will be there to mar her happiness, but joy and peace will be here in all eternity. What a glorious hope.
The Banner of Love, March 15, 1940
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Rev. 22:20.
Elder W.W. Fowler
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