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The True and False Church


The Outward Church,
Visible and known to men and the world

(Some of the church denominations
and organizations who all claim to be in Christ...)

    A. M. E.
    A. M. E. Zion
    Advent Christian
    American Baptist
    American Baptist Association (BBFI-independent)
    Anglican Catholic
    Anglican Catholic Communion
    Anglican and Episcopal Assemblies of God
    Anglican Evangelical
    Anglican Orthodox
    Antiochian Catholic
    Antiochian Orthodox
    Apostolic Catholic
    Apostolic Church of Pentecost
    Assemblies of God
    Associate Reformed Presbyterian
    Associated Gospel
    Association of Evangelical Gospel Assemblies
    Association of Free Lutheran Congregations
    AWANA Baptist
    Baptist Bible Fellowship
    Baptist Churches / Other
    Bible Chapel
    Bible Churches
    Brethren Church
    Calvary Chapel
    Catholic - Orthodox
    Catholic - Roman
    Catholic Apostolic
    Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch
    Catholic Charismatic
    Celtic Orthodox Christian
    Charismatic Episcopal
    Christ Catholic Church
    Christian & Missionary Alliance
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Christian Church and Churches of Christ
    Christian Church of God
    Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME)
    Christian Missionary Alliance
    Christian Reformed
    Christ's Apostolic Church
    Church of Christ Churches/COC
    Church of England
    Church of God
    Church of God in Christ - COGIC
    Church of God in Christ United - COGICU
    Church of God in Christ, Mennonite
    Church of God of Prophecy
    Church of God, International
    Church of Scientology
    Church of Scotland
    Church of the Brethren
    Church of the Nazarene Church
    Churches of God (Findlay)
    Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches
    Congregational Christian
    Conservative Baptist Association
    Continuing Episcopal
    Cumberland Presbyterian
    Disciples of Christ
    Eastern Orthodox
    Elim Fellowship
    Episcopal Missionary
    Evangelical (First)
    Evangelical (Free)
    Evangelical Anglican
    Evangelical Charismatic Free
    Evangelical Christian
    Evangelical Congregational
    Evangelical Covenant
    Evangelical Episcopal
    Evangelical Methodist
    Evangelical Missionary
    Evangelical Orthodox Catholic
    Evangelical Presbyterian
    Evangelical Protestant
    Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches
    Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC)
    Fire Baptized Holiness Church Of God Of The Americas
    First Church of Christ Scientist
    Foursquare Churches
    Free Church of Scotland
    Free Methodist
    Free Reformed
    Free Will Baptist
    Free Will Baptist, The National Association of
    Full Gospel
    Fundamental (Indipendant IFCA)
    Greek Orthodox
    Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church
    House Churches
    Independent Anglican
    Independent Baptist
    Independent Christian
    International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
    International churches of Christ
    International Council of Community Churches
    International Pentecostal Holiness Church
    Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship
    Jehovah's Witnesses
    Jesus Army/Jesus Fellowship
    Kingsway Fellowship
    Light of the World
    Mennonite Bretheren
    Methodist - Free Methodist
    Methodist - United Methodist
    Methodist - Unspecified/Other
    Missionary Church.
    Mormons (Latter-day Saints)
    National Association of Congregational Christian Churches
    New Apostolic
    New Gospel Churches of Christ
    Old Catholic Orthodox Church
    Old Roman Catholic Church
    Old Roman Church of God
    Online Churches
    Orthodox Catholic
    Pentecostal - United Pentecostal
    Pentecostal - Unspecified/Other
    Pentecostal Assembly of God
    Pentecostal Church of God
    Pentecostal Holiness Church
    Presbyterian - Evangelical Presbyterian
    Presbyterian - Orthodox Presbyterian
    Presbyterian - Unspecified/Other
    Protestant Reformed
    Reformed Baptist
    Reformed Episcopal
    Russian Orthodox
    Salvation Army
    Seventh Day Adventist
    Seventh Day Baptist
    Shakers (Mother Ann Lee)
    Southern Baptist
    Traditional Episcopal Church
    Traditional Orthodox Christian Church
    Traditional Protestant Episcopal Church
    Two by Two's (2x2's)
    Ukranian Orthodox
    Unitarian Universalist
    United Church of Christ
    United Church of God
    United Methodist
    United Orthodox
    United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI)
    United Reformed
    Unity of the Brethren
    Vineyard - Association of Vineyard Churches
    Wesleyan (Arminian)
    Western Orthodox
    Worldwide Church of God

(Total 167. list is incomplete)

    :The Hidden or True Church (Invisible)
    True Christians presently 'in' or 'called out' of false Churches
    All True Christians will be Raptured.

    What Christ said the Church would become

    Mat 13:31-32 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven (the Church) is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man (Christ) took, and sowed in his field: (world): Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

    The word 'birds' doesn't come without significance;

    Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

    Babylon is the symbolic name for the false church. But from this reference we can clearly see that 'bird' stands for evil spirits or demons. Further, Satan is called 'the prince of the power of the air' ,Eph 2:2, and here we have 'birds of the air'.

    So the last line of Matt 13:32 will read like this: 'when it is grown', -i.e. the end of this present Church Age. 'it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree', -it becomes unnaturally huge beyond what it should. 'so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.' -the result is that it is infected with demons and evil spirits.

    This is not a picture of a glorious Church as time goes on.

    This also answers the common misinterpretation and false doctrines associated with
    Eph 4:13. 'Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ'.

    Interpretation of Eph 4:13:

    'Till we all come in the unity of the faith' -until we all become united in heaven. 'and of the knowledge of the Son of God' -and of full knowledge of Christ in heaven. ref. 1 Cor 13:12. 'unto a perfect man, unto the measure and stature of the fulness of Christ'. -to a body with all it parts complete. I.e. all chosen men saved who are to compose the church. Time of this completion: in heaven immediately after the Rapture.

    Take note of the next verse: Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no 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. Again there is the warning concerning the time being, to watch out for false teachers and false doctrines. After which time of constant alertness, we will go to heaven and will be a body united, perfected and complete.

    There is more confirmation. 1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. Again we see the infection of devils and their doctrines in the church as time goes on and towards the last days of the present Church Age.

    There is the outward Church visible and known to the world. And there is the secret invisible and unknown Church. One is true, the other is false. One is composed of Tares, the other of Wheat.