Every Christian Churches or Sects are claiming that they may be true disciples of Christ. They believe in Christ and have confidence in Him, name upon His call and achieved wonders or miracles in His name. However, we can note that every of these agencies or sects have their own doctrine and practices which contradict with each other.
And to become aware of the real disciples of Christ amongst those agencies or sects, allow us to ask the Bible and we’ll allow the Bible answer our questions.
Our first question is: Who are the actual disciples of Christ? In John 8:31, Christ absolutely said, “if you abide my phrase, you are My disciples indeed”.
31 Then Jesus stated to the ones Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you’re My disciples indeed. (John 8:31,NKJV)
In other phrases, people who abide the word of Christ are His actual disciples.
IN THE BODY OF CHRIST
What is one of the phrases of Christ that His real disciples obeyed? The true disciples of Christ obeyed the command of Christ to go into by means of Him:
nine I am the door. If everybody enters by means of Me, he will be saved, and could cross inside and outside and discover pasture. (John 10:9, ibid)
And individuals who entered Christ became parts of His body.
27 Now you are the frame of Christ, and participants in my opinion. (I Corinthians 12:27, ibid)
The body of Christ is the Church.
18 And He is the pinnacle of the body, the church, who is the start, the firstborn from the dead, that in all matters He may have the preeminence. (Colossians 1:18, ibid)
The Church he constructed via Himself and he known as it as “My Church”.
18 And I also say to you which you are Peter, and in this rock I will construct My church, and the gates of Hades shall not be triumphant towards it. (Matthew sixteen:18, ibid)
It is not the Roman Catholic Church, nor any Protestant Churches, nor any Professing Christian Ministries, however it’s far the Church of Christ.
16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. The[a] churches of Commandments of Jesus Christ greet you. (Romans 16:sixteen, ibid)
Thus, individuals who are real disciples of Christ are participants of the real Church of Christ.
IN ONE TRUE GOD
What else did Christ taught which the actual disciples of Christ widely wide-spread, believed and obeyed? It is the coaching of Christ regarding the authentic God. According to Christ, the Father is the best proper God.
1 Jesus spoke those words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may additionally glorify You, …Three And that is everlasting lifestyles, that they may recognise You, the best real God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (John 17:1,three, ibid)
Did the authentic disciples of Christ found out this truth from Christ? Yes. Infact Apostle Paul, one of the true disciples of Christ taught this truth to His brethren as recorded in I Corinthians 8:6:
6 yet for us there’s one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, thru whom are all matters, and through whom we stay. (I Corinthians 8:6, ibid)
According to the apostle, for them there may be most effective one God, the Father. Why did Apostle Paul stated that “for them there is most effective one God, the Father”? It is because individuals who do now not belong to their organization do now not realize this truth.
7 However, there isn’t in all and sundry that understanding; for some, with attention of the idol, until now eat it as a aspect presented to an idol; and their moral sense, being vulnerable, is defiled. (I Corinthians 8:7, ibid)
What organisation did the Apostle Paul and His followers belong? They are individuals of the Church of Christ (I Corinthians 12:4-five, Colossians 1:18 and Romans 16:16).
Is the Father of whom Christ delivered as the one real God, Christ Himself? No, the Father who’s the only true God isn’t always Christ Himself however the Father of Christ and the Father of His disciples, the God of Christ and the God of His disciples.
17 Jesus stated to her, “Do now not hold to Me, for I even have not yet ascended to My Father; however go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'” (John 20:17, ibid)
Therefore, we can discover the true disciples of Christ in the genuine Church of Christ who consider inside the one actual God, the Father. These are the 2 of the traits of the authentic disciples of Christ.
If you suspect you are already member of the Church of Christ, but your Church teaches Trinity or Triune God, then your church is not yet the true one. If you need to become proper disciple of Christ, you need to locate the proper Church of Christ who uphold the teaching that the Father is the best real God.