What is the “True” church?
Were BACK! And we are not happy. . . well . . . not that happy. OK, we are happy, but that is beside the point. The Pope said we are not part of the true church. What is up with that? During the this broadcast and in the weeks to follow, we will might discover what the true church is. Join us at your own peril.


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C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    6 replies to "Theology Unplugged: What is the “True” Church #1"

    • Vance

      Great show as always, and I think it is an important topic to be covering.

      BTW, you still have the reference to the show being “from the archive” in your template.

    • Perry Robinson

      Of course the Pope didn’t say that Protestants aren’t part of the true church. he said that Protestant bodies do not constitute true churches and the two are not the same in Catholic thought so your comments seem to miss the mark.

    • C Michael Patton

      Yes, you are right. The issue that we are bringing up on this program ultimately will come down to in the words of a Protestant “What constitutes a valid local church.” With the Pope’s statements, Protestant churches are not valid local churches. We will talk more about this in coming programs.

      Thanks for the comments!

    • vangelicmonk

      I have been out of commission (with moving, starting school, etc), but I’m
      catching up on my blog updates here. Great show. I’m looking forward to the
      next one. Thanks again for all of your work you all put into this ministry.

      God Bless.


    • C Michael Patton

      Thanks Ted!

    • Debbie

      Christ organized the Church Eph 4:11-14
      True Church must have a foundation of Apostles & Prophets Eph 2:19
      True Church must bear the name of Jesus Christ Eph 1:22; 5:23
      True Church must have the same organization as Christ’s Church Eph 4:11-14
      True Church must claim dividine authority Heb 5:4-10
      True Church must have no paid ministry Isa 45:13; 1 Peter 5:2
      True Church must baptize by immersion Matt 3:13-16; Rom 6:3-5
      True Church must bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands Acts 8:14-17; Heb 6:1-2
      True Church must practice divine healing Mark 3: 14-15
      True Church must teach that God and Jesus Christ have bodies of flesh and bone Luke 24:36-39; Acts 1:9-11
      True Church must teach that God and Jesus Christ are separate and distinct individuals John 17:11; Joyn 20:17
      The Officers must be called by God Heb 5:4; Exodus 28:1; Exodus 40:13-16
      True Church must claim revelation from God Amos 3:7
      True Church must be a missionary church Matt 28:19-20
      True Church must be restored church Ats 3:1920; 2 Thess 2:1-3
      True Church must practice baptism for the dead 1 Cor 15:16, 29
      By their fruits ye shall know them Matt 7:20
      Why are these things important? Hebrews 13:8
      I hope you fine the True Church

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