Signs of a true church

Following on the last post, this helpful study of the seven churches of the Revelation by author Bob DeWaay sums up the key virtues that Christ sees in a true church:

  • Overcoming & maintaining one’s confession in the face of persecution
  • Persevering by keeping the commandments of God and faith in Jesus
  • Rejecting and hating false doctrine & correcting it
  • Being faithful when weak numerically

And the worst vices:

  • A lack of love
  • Toleration of false doctrine
  • Compromise with the pagan culture
  • Deluded self-satisfaction
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