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When did the church of which Christ is head begin? Some teach that the church Paul discusses in Ephesians and Colossians is the same as that which is mentioned in 1Cor 12 and which began with the salvation of Paul or shortly thereafter. There are several positions that are followed in Christianity. The main positions are Acts 2, Mid-Acts (Acts 9 or 13) and Acts 28. To answer the question, you must study the context and message of Paul, Peter and others presented during that timeframe in scripture. This is no small matter for many inferences come from the decision you make. So, what saith the scripture?
The lesson on December 10, 2017 was part 3 of "Mid-Acts or Acts 28?". This lesson focused in on looking at the bodies of believers in the Acts period and comparing it to the one body that is in Ephesians which was written after Acts 28. We learned that there were many bodies during the Acts that had attributes which enabled a member to be part of the head, whereas the one body in Ephesians is when Christ is the head. The bodies identified in 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 are not the same body described in Ephesians 3. This is a new body created with Christ as the head and did not evolve out of the bodies in Acts. The body consists of believing Gentiles and believing Jews... effectively creating "Jewntiles” group which is totally new where no one group has the advantage. It is well said in Ephesians 4:4-6 KJV 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." The scripture reading was from Romans 12:1-5 KJV
In this study, Wayne Stewart will look at the beginning of the church which we are a part of today. The Acts provides the history of Israel and Gentiles in how they had a relationship with Jesus Christ after his death, burial and resurrection. At what point in time did God give specific instructions to the Gentiles apart from Israel? This study will look at this question and help you understand the significance of finding out the answer.