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 When Was the Church Built?

May this Glorify The Lord, and edify the Church is what I'm praying for.

Matt.16:18 "upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

The last text cited above speaks of her building as then in the future. Now read I Cor. 3:9, “. . . ye are God’s
husbandry, ye are God’s building.”

“And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded
together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.” Eph. 2:20-22.

“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices,
acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” I Pet. 2:5.

In A. D. 32 Christ said, “I will build my church.” In [A. D.] 59, and after that, the apostles said, “Ye are God’s
building,” “are built up a spiritual house.” So the church was built between those dates. It is true that the church was
begun under the labours of John the Baptist, Jesus, and His apostles, before the day of Pentecost. Many believed and
entered the kingdom then, and constituted material for the church. But the coming of the Holy Spirit was the point of
time when the church was really built, and set in order, as seen in I Cor. 12:6, 11-13, 18, 24. The church is defined as
“his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” Eph. 1:23. The church proper then did not exist until the fulness of
Christ came, which was on the day of Pentecost. Then it was fully set up, and “fitly joined together and compacted.”
That being the time of the founding of the church of God, it follows that every religious body that has since come into
existence is not the church of God, but a daughter of confusion, born out of due season. This includes Romanism and
all the Protestant sects. By Daniel Sidney Warner


 2007/6/16 20:01Profile

Joined: 2007/1/21
Posts: 528
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 Re: When Was the Church Built?

My answer

At the revelation of Jesus Christ

Jesus the Rock, The Rock of Offence, our rock, The Rock cut from The Mountain with out hands signifies the divine origin of Christ our Lord, broke into pieces and is consuming all the other kingdoms.

Acts 747-51
Solomon built him an house. Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Hath not my hand made all these things?
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

Book 60 1Peter

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered
throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,
through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and
sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ Grace unto you, and
peace, be multiplied.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which
according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a
lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that
fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation
ready to be revealed in the last time.

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need
be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of
gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be
found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of
Jesus Christ

Whom having not seen, ye love in whom, though now ye see him
not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full
of glory

Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your

Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched
diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto

Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ
which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand
the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto
us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto
you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the
Holy Ghost sent down from heaven which things the angels
desire to look into.

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope
to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the
revelation of Jesus Christ

As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to
the former lusts in your ignorance

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all
manner of conversation

Because it is written, Be ye holy for I am holy.

And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons
judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your
sojourning here in fear

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with
corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain
conversation received by tradition from your fathers

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without
blemish and without spot

Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the
world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the
dead, and gave him glory that your faith and hope might be in

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth
through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see
that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of
incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth
for ever.

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the
flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof
falleth away

But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the
word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and
hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings,

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye
may grow thereby

If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of
men, but chosen of God, and precious,

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an
holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable
to God by Jesus Christ.

Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay
in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious and he that
believeth on him shall not be confounded.

Unto you therefore which believe he is precious but unto them
which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed,
the same is made the head of the corner,

And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them
which stumble at the word, being disobedient whereunto also
they were appointed.

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy
nation, a peculiar people that ye should shew forth the
praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his
marvellous light

Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people
of God which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims,
abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul


 2007/6/17 8:24Profile

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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11


My answer

At the revelation of Jesus Christ

The Church has always existed from the beginning. It is those that are "set apart" and "called out ones" that "call on the Name of the Lord."

We are ingrafted into the promises of Israel which are part of those that are "elect" and "called" being "saints of God".

The dispensational teaching of the church starting 2000 years ago as a 'new' entity is unbiblical and dangerous.

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2007/6/17 10:38Profile

Joined: 2007/4/17
Posts: 299


Dear Brother Sermonindex, I would like to have this time and tell you how much I tank God for you and for the website that you and others run for the Glory of God.But I am sorry I cant agree with this that you said:

The dispensational teaching of the church starting 2000 years ago as a 'new' entity is unbiblical and dangerous.

The reason why I say this is because it contradicts what the Bible says in Matt. 16:18.
upon this rock I WILL build my church

So that says that the Church was not buildted before that. Love you in Christ Brother Sammy


 2007/6/17 13:43Profile

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