The Church of Christ (2010 Ed.)
The Distinctive Nature of the New Testament Church
The New Testament church is a unique institution of divine origin. The systematic study of Scripture reveals that Christianity is ordered after a pattern and possesses a distinct identity: designed by the Lord, conveyed through the words of the apostles, and seen in the practice of the early Christians. Only when following this pattern can we fulfill the command to glorify God in His church.
by Edward C. Wharton
Publisher: Gospel Advocate