It is pretty easy to understand that A is not B and C is not D and for something to be A it cannot be B by the very fact of its B-ness. That A EXCLUDES, by fact of its definition as A, everything else!! It CANNOT be almost like A and be B; it has to be EXACTLY LIKE A to be an A!!
Things may exist in the same category as A, for within certain there are identities, rules and regulations defined, that allows like things to be like, but for things to be exact when definitions exist there is no likeness that will allow A to be a B!!
If it takes the Bible to make the Church of Christ, to use the manual of the Baptist church, the manual of the Baptist church will a Church of Christ not make!! If it takes the Roman Catholic catechism to make the Roman Catholic Church and its structure, a Bible, which is contrary to the Roman Catholic catechism, a Catholic Church the Bible will not make!! This will remain true of all denominations of Roman Catholicism, which all denominations are, and prove most validly the subject of our discussion—-there is ONE CHURCH AND BUT ONE started by Jesus Christ, in the city of Jerusalem, 33AD, at 9:00am that Pentecost Sunday morning, mentioned, names as such, and referred to in a book called the Bible inspired by a member of Deity, called the Holy Spirit, written in Koine Greek by one of those men qualified by the name Apostle, solely and singularly authorized by Jesus Christ who came to reveal the Will of His great Father, the Ancient of Days!! There is NO denomination that exists today that will fit the definition, description, discipline, or approval of God, the Father other than the Church that is defined as the Church of Christ, Church of God, New Jerusalem, or Church of the Firstborn!!
Every real thing has limits and characteristics peculiar to itself!! This un-mistakable identity makes up distinguishing characteristics from other real things. A block of lead and a block of wood may have the same dimensions, but they differ in other characteristics and CANNOT be said to be identical!! Two little boys walking down the street, together, may be walking, have the same kind of shoes, be the same race, both have a mother and a father, but BOTH are singularly and distinctively different human beings.!! Unlearned man who makes it his business not to look too deep into the Bible, sees different religious organizations that exist in 2010 and thinks (a.) they have always existed since there was Jesus Christ on this planet and (b.) since they are religious, Jesus Christ recognizes them as acceptable and is a part of each of them. If one of those little boys belongs to you, I will give you some advice; don’t pick up the other man’s child!!
If you are looking for the Church of the New Testament and two church buildings exist on the same block, don’t make the mistake of thinking one is the same as the other, both are started by Christ, both share the fellowship of Deity, or both will get you to Heaven!!
If you will take the advice of Jesus Christ, He said: “the Father himself, which has sent Me, has borne witness of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor see His shape. And you have not His word abiding in you: for whom He has sent, Him you believe not. Search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life, and they are they that testify of Me…..I Am come in My Father’s name, and you receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God, only?” John 5:37-44 When introducing the Lord’s Supper to the disciples, Jesus said: “it’s the Father’s good pleasure to give unto you the Kingdom.” Kingdom is singular!