The Church, which is the body of Christ
o This cord is to be read as an open book, read of all men.
o This cord dies daily in the Lord, yet lives by the Spirit of grace.
o This cord is universal and is embraced by the grace and admonition of God.
o Demonstrated growth is produced through the Great Commission.
The Family Institution, which is ordained of God
o Ordained by God and given dominion over all God’s Creation in the earth
o Demonstrates growth through the Old Testament before the fall (See Genesis 2:15-17.) By the obeying the word of God.
o Demonstrates growth through the Old Testament commission after the fall. (See Genesis 3:17-19.) By literal multiplying, flesh and b...
o Demonstrates this growth after the flood according to God’s promise and covenant with men. (See Genesis 9:1-3, 8-16.) By literal multiplying, flesh and b...
o Jesus sacredness of the marriage between a man and a woman is like unto Christ and the Church. (See Ephesus 5:21-33.)
Christ, which is the head of the Church
o “And he said unto them…all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me” (Luke 24:44).
o “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” (1 Timothy 3:16).
o “I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).
o Established the integrity of the Church; Virgin birth, death and resurrection, assenting into heaven.*