Church--False View

  • BIBLE (Correct): The Church is both the physical representation on earth that is comprised of various congregations but is more specifically the totality of all those who are born-again. The visible church consists of all who claim to be Christian. The invisible church is the actual body of regenerated believers.
  • CS: The church is the revelation of Christian Science and its body of followers who are attaining a right knowledge of the Divine Mind.
    • “CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle,” (S&H 583, caps in original).
  • JW: Their church is the true church and the self-proclaimed prophet of God, (The Watchtower, April 1, 1972, p. 197). The JW church is the only channel of God's truth, (The Watchtower, Feb. 15, 1981, p. 19).
  • LDS: The church is the LDS organizational structure that is headquartered in Salt Lake City. All churches besides the LDS church are false. “Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth,” (1 Nephi 14:10).
  • RC: The Church is the Roman Catholic Church, that it exists on earth with its hierarchical structure, and is comprised of the spiritual and physical realms.