Characteristics of a New Testament Body**



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Today most religious denominational/evangelical bodies are man made doing many false sinful ways and are not of the Lord's FULL Word and Ways. If you study God's true body and know it well, the fakes ( evangelical / denominational / man made cults and systems; they will NOT fool you!

Here is a list of basic biblical fundamentals 
of a TRUE New Testament Body that Christ ordained then below are biblical references for each.




*Preach a biblical gospel
*Training up of the saints for ministry 
  (not mixing worldly people and Gods holy sheep)
*Saints with testimonies of repentance and regeneration
*Striving for perfection/holiness 
*Know the FULL Word of God
*Love the Word of God
*obedient to the whole council of God (not some of it)
*Love the brethren
*Desire correction, rebuke and accountability
*All men use their gifts in a open gathering
*Not one man lording over
*Separated from the worldly ways ( culture sports tv ect )
*Using discerning judgment of false teachers
*True Lord’s Supper ( full meal/not tidbit communion ) 

*Exercise discipline  
*Singing from the heart ( not fleshly music instruments ) 
*Women headcovered
*Women and men biblically dressed
*Women in submission, men leading homes 
*Women silent in (no women leaders/pastors)

*No tithe

*Meeting house to house/one anothering
*No pagan holidays ( Christmas and easter ) 
 
1. Preach a biblical gospel/reject man-made traditions
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1 Corinthians 15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 


2. Training up of the saints for ministry 
  (Not mixing goats and sheep.)
Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ

Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.


3. Saints with testimonies of repentance and regeneration 
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.


1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear

4. Striving for perfection/holiness
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus 

1 Peter 1:15
Be holy in all your conduct


5. Know the Word of God
Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.


Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee

6. Loves the Word of God
Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

7. Are obedient to the whole council of God
Psalm 119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.


John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.


1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.


Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him


8. Love of the brethren
John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.


Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another


1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

9. Desire correction, rebuke and accountability
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 

Proverbs 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.   

10. All men use their gifts in a OPEN gathering not a controlled one.
1 Corinthians 14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

11. Not one modern pastor lording over 
(Click HERE for a article on modern pastors)
Matthew 20:25-28  But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.  But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;   And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee 

 1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock.

12. Separated from the worldly ways
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  


Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  


Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  


1 Thessalonains 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

13. Using discerning judgment of false teachers
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Matthew 7:15-16 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  Ye shall know them by their fruits.

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.   For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

1 Thessalonians 5  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.


14. Lord’s Supper
Matthew 26:26-28 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.  And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.


15. Exercise discipline
Matthew 18:15-17 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.  But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto to the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.   
  
16. Singing from the heart (not instruments) 

Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord 

17.Women headcovered (Click HERE for more details on head covering)
1 Corinthians 11:5-6 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 


18. Women biblically dressed (Click HERE for more details on biblical dress)
1 Timothy 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array

1 Peter 3:3-4 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.  


19. Women in submission, men leading homes
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Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  


Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 

20. Women silent in the gathering (no women leaders/pastors)
1 Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.   

1 Timothy 2:11-12
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.



21. No tithe (Using resources biblically)
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2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

22. Meeting house to house/one anothering
Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart

23) No Pagan holidays ( Christmas and easter )
Mark 7:6-9
2 thess 2:15



These points above are not all inclusive but are some very important biblical aspects of the true New Testament body.  It is what we are striving for (per God's Word) but sadly more often than not in the modern religious systems what we see is what Paul spoke of that would come in the last days.

2 Timothy 3 1-13 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.   For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.  Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.  But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,  Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

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