The word “restore” is defined as, “to return (something) to an earlier or original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.” (Restore. Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, accessed July 24, 2014 from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restore).
Since the New Testament is the standard in religion today, have you ever stopped to compare the religious world we live in today with the teachings of the New Testament? There are tens of thousands of different religious organizations throughout the religious world today (over 60,000 was the last number I have seen; but, this number is growing rapidly). However, they all believe, teach, and practice their religion differently from the rest (that’s what often makes them separate from each other). But, you need to ask yourself, “Does God approve of all this religious division?” Have you ever asked yourself whether God approves of the changes that have been made to His teachings? God has only given us one standard to live by (given in the pages of the Bible). There are no contradictions in the Bible – as it is the perfect revelation from God! So, how do tens of thousands of religious organizations come from God’s one unified message?
There is a problem! They are not all from God! Consider what is written in Matthew 15:13-14: “But He answered and said, ‘Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.’”
The purpose of this study is to encourage you to think about why you need to restore New Testament Christianity today and to learn about how you can accomplish this task.
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