The True Church

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THE TRUE CHURCH
THE TRUE CHURCH
The 28th study in the series.
Studies written by William Carey.
Presentation by Michael Salzman.
All texts are from the New King James
version.
All rights reserved.
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THE TRUE CHURCH
What does the pure woman represent?
Revelation 12:1
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a
woman clothed with the sun, with the
moon under her feet, and on her head a
garland of twelve stars.
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The prophecy of Revelation 12 traces
out in a few bold strokes the career of
Christ’s true church under the figure of
a PURE WOMAN.
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What is the daughter of Zion compared
to?
Jeremiah 6:2
I have likened the daughter of Zion To a
lovely and delicate woman.
God has compared the daughter of Zion
to a beautiful woman.
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What does Zion represent?
Isaiah 51:16
And I have put My words in your
mouth: I have covered you with the
shadow of My hand, That I may plant
the heavens, and Lay the foundations
of the earth, And say to Zion, ‘You are
My people.’”
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ZION represents the Lord’s people, His
true followers, HIS TRUE CHURCH. In
Bible symbolism, THE TRUE CHURCH
is often compared to a PURE WOMAN.
(Compare 1 Cor. 1:2 with 2 Cor. 11:2)
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Who is the man child?
Revelation 12:5
She bore a male Child who was to rule
all nations with a rod of iron. And her
Child was caught up to God and His
throne.
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The Man child that the woman brought
forth is Jesus Christ. He is the only
one who has been given authority to
rule all nations. He is the only one who
was ever caught up from this earth to
sit on the throne of God with the great
Father.
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THE WOMAN, then, must have been IN
EXISTENCE BEFORE JESUS CHRIST
WAS BORN IN BETHLEHEM as the Man
child of Revelation 12:5.
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How long has God had a church?
Acts 7:38
“This is he who was in the congregation
in the wilderness with the Angel who
spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our
fathers, the one who received the living
oracles to give to us,
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Ancient Israel, in their journey from
Egypt to Canaan, are called THE
CONGREGATION (CHURCH) in the
wilderness. Then the church of God
was in existence in he days of Moses,
1500 years before Christ was born.
The word “CHURCH”, as used in the
New Testament, means those who are
called out from the world to serve
God.
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In each generation, from the beginning
of the world to the end, those who have
responded to God’s call to serve Him,
CONSTITUTE HIS CHURCH.
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How long was the woman in the
wilderness?
Revelation 12:6 & 14
Then the woman fled into the
wilderness, where she has a place
prepared of God, that they should feed
her there a thousand two hundred and
sixty days.
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14 But the woman was given two
wings of a great eagle, that she might
fly into the wilderness to her place,
where she is nourished for a time
and times and half a time, from the
presence of the serpent.
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This woman, THE TRUE CHURCH,
was to be in the wilderness, in a state
of seclusion, for 1260 prophetic
days, or years, Eze. 4:6. This was the
period of the Dark Ages of Catholic
rule and persecution from A.D. 538 to
1798.
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What does the remnant church do?
Revelation 12:17
And the dragon was enraged with the
woman, and he went to make war
with the rest of her offspring, who
keep the commandments of God and
have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
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This twelfth chapter outlines the
career of the TRUE CHURCH TO THE
END OF TIME, and the last verse in
the chapter describes the TRUE
CHURCH AS IT WILL APPEAR IN THE
LAST DAYS. This verse speaks of
THE REST OF HER OFFSPRING or
the REMNANT of the church.
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The word REMNANT means the LAST
PART of the church, and the last part of
the church must be here on earth in the
last days, just before the return of Christ.
If we can find this REMNANT CHURCH
TODAY, WE WILL KNOW THE TRUE
CHURCH OF GOD FOR THESE DAYS, AND
THE VERY ONE TO WHICH WE OUGHT TO
BELONG.
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Rev. 12:17 says that this remnant will
be DISTINGUISHED BY THE KEEPING
OF THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD AND
THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS.
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What is the testimony of Jesus?
Revelation 19:10
And I fell at his feet to worship him.
But he said to me, “See that you do
not do that! I am your fellow servant,
and of your brethren who have the
testimony of Jesus. Worship God!
For the testimony of Jesus is the
spirit of prophecy.”
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THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE SPIRIT
OF PROPHECY. To find the TRUE
CHURCH today, we must find the church
which keeps the commandments of God
and has the Spirit of Prophecy. This
church which keeps the commandments
of God will keep the seventh-day
(Saturday) as the Sabbath, because this is
the only day God has ever commanded
man to keep each week.
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This church will also practice tithe
paying and observe feet washing in
connection with the Lord’s supper, as
these are two of the Lord’s
commandments (See Lev. 27:30 and
John 13:12-15). The REMNANT
CHURCH will abstain from such
unwholesome foods and drinks as
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pork, tobacco, tea, coffee, all alcoholic
liquors, and cola drinks, since one of
the Lord’s commands is that we should
eat and drink as will please God,
according to the principles He has laid
down in the Bible, 1Cor. 10:31.
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The remnant will also refrain from
adorning themselves with gold or
pearls, 1 Tim. 2:9. As THE SEVENTHDAY ADVENTIST CHURCH TEACHES
TO OBEY ALL THESE COMMANDS,
IT MUST BE THE REMNANT CHRUCH
OF REV. 12:17. THE TRUE CHURCH
FOR THESE LAST DAYS.
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What do the saints do and have?
Revelation 14:12
Here is the patience of the saints; here
are those who keep the
commandments of God and the faith of
Jesus.
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They are the people who are preaching
this true message for the last days,
teaching that the time of God’s
judgment is come, calling attention to
the fall of Babylon, and warning against
the mark of the beast: therefore they
must be the true people of God for this
time.
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• What happens to those who gain
victory?
• Revelation 15:2-3
• And I saw something like a sea of
glass mingled with fire, and those
who have the victory over the beast,
over his image and over his mark
and over the number of his name,
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standing on the sea of glass, having harps
of God.
3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant
of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:
“Great and marvelous are Your works,
Lord God Almighty! Just and true are
Your ways, O King of saints.
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They will be victorious at the coming of
the Lord. Be faithful to this true message
and you are sure to have eternal victory.
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Should you be a member of this true
church?
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