Signs of the True Church of Jesus Christ (Comparison Chart)

“Sunday Sermon”

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST  (BIBLICAL)THE RESTORED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTSOTHER CHURCHES
CHURCH ORGANIZATION  
 Prophets (Amos 3:7)YesNo
Twelve Apostles (Lk 6:13; 7:28; Eph 2:19-20; Eph 4: 11-14;YesNo
Seventy (Lk 10:1, 17; Num 11:16-25)YesNo
High Priests (Heb 5:1-10; 3:1, 14; 8:1)YesNo
Elders (Acts 14:23; 15:6; 1 Tim 5:17; 1 Pet 5:1-3)YesNo/Yes (few)
Bishops (Philip 1: 1; 1 Tim 3:1; Titus 1:7)YesNo/Yes (few)
Priests (Lk 1:5)YesNo/Yes (few)
Teachers (Eph 4:11)YesYes/No
Deacons (1 Tim 3:8; Philip 1:1)YesNo/Yes (few)
Melchizedek/Aaronic Priesthood (Heb 5:1,  4-6, 10; 7:1-3, 11-12)YesNo
“Lay” MinistryYesNo
Clergy UnpaidYesNo
Clergy Not Professionally TrainedYesNo
Called Through Prophets and Leaders (Heb 5: 1, 4-6; 1 Cor 1: 26-29)YesNo
   
ORDINANCES  
Baptism (Jn 3:5)YesNo/Yes (few)
Baptism by immersion (Matt 3: 16; Mk 1: 5- 10;   Jn 3: 23; Acts 8: 38-39)YesNo/Yes (few)
Baptism for Remission of Sins (Mk 1:4; Lk 3:3; Acts 2: 37-38; 22:16)YesNo/Yes (few)
Baptism Essential to Salvation (Jn 3:5;    Matt 28: 19-20; Mk 16: 15-16; Lk 7: 28-30;    Acts 2: 37-38; 10: 47-48; 16: 25-33; Gal 3: 27; 1 Pet 3: 21; Matt 3: 13-15; Acts 10: 47- 8)YesNo/Yes (few)
Baptism for the dead (1 Cor 15: 29)YesNo
Gift of Holy Ghost/Laying on of hands (Jn 3:5; Acts 1: 5,8; 2: 1-4; 2: 37-38; 6: 5-6; 14-17; 19: 1-6; 2 Tim 1: 6-10; Mk 13:11; 20: 22; Jn 14: 10, 17, 26 Heb :2;YesNo
Healing by anointing and laying on of hands  (Jms 5: 14-15)YesNo
Sacrament of Lord’s Supper (Matt 26: 26-2; Jn 6: 54)YesYes/No
   
DOCTRINES  
Faith in Lord Jesus Christ (Jn 3:16)YesYes
Jesus is Redeemer, Savior, Lord, God (Jn1:1-14; Jn 17:3)YesYes/No
Faith and Works Essential (Matt 7: 21-17; Matt 25: 34; Jn 7:16; Jn 8: 31-32; Jn 14:15,      21; Jn 15: 2-14; Acts 2: 37-38; Rom 2: 6-8;  Jms 1: 22-25; 2: 14-26; 1 Jn 2: 3–6; Rev 20:12; 22: 14)YesNo/Yes (few)
Must Keep Commandments (Grace/Works) (Eccl 12: 13; Jms 2; Matt 19: 16-22; Jn 14: 15; Jn 14: 15, 21; Matt 7: 21-27)YesNo/Yes (few)
Great Apostasy (Amos 8: 11-12; Matt 24: 4-5, 23-24; Jn 16: 2; 2 Thess 2: 1-4, 11-12; 2 Tim 4:3-4; Rev 13: 4-8; 1 Tim 4: 1-3; 2 Pet 2: 1; Gal 1: 6-8; 2 Tim 3: 1-8)YesNo/Yes
Restoration (Acts 3: 19-21)YesNo
Pre-Mortal Existence (Heb 12:9; job 12:10; Eccl 12:7; Jer 1:1-5; Jude 6; Rev 12: 7-12; John 1: 1-5; 1 Pet 1: 18-20; Job 1:6; 38: 1-7)YesNo
Salvation for Dead (1 Pet 3: 18-20; 4:6; 1 Cor 5: 29)YesNo
Nature of Godhead (Separate/Tangible) (Gen 1: 26-27; 5:1-3; 6:3;  9:6; 17: 1, 22; 22: 23-30;Ex 33:9-23; Num 12:7; Lk 24:36-39; Jn12: 28-29; Jms 3:9; Acts 7: 55-56; Heb 1: 3)YesNo
Priesthood Authority in Ministry (Ex 28: 1; Num 27: 18-23; Deut 34:9; Matt 10:1; Mk 3: 14; Lk 6: 13; Mk 10:1; Matt 1:19; 28: 19-20; Jn 20: 21-23; Acts 1: 21-26; 6:5-6; 13:1-3;Rom 10: 14-15; Heb 7: 1-3, 1-12; Acts 19:1-6)YesNo/Yes (few)
Bible is Word of GodYesYes/No
Missing Books of Scripture (Ex 24:4, 7; Num 21: 14; Josh 10: 13; 2 Sam 1: 18 ; 1 Sam 10: 25; 1        Ki 11: 41; 1 Chr 29:29; 2 Chr 12:15; 2 Chr 20:34; 2 Chr 26:22; 2 Chr 33: 19; 1 Cor 5:9; Eph 3: 3-4; Col 4: 16 Jude 3; Jude 14)YesNo
Gathering of Israel (Deut 30: 1-5; Ps 107: 1-6; Jer 3: 12-18; 23: 2-8; 31: 7-12; 33: 7-11; Ez 37: 21-26; Is 2: 2-3)YesNo/Yes
Second Coming of Jesus Christ (Matt 24; Lk 21)Yes Yes/No
Millennium: Christ’s Reign on Earth (Rev 20:  1-15; Is 11: 6-9; 65: 17; 1 Cor 15: 24-27)YesYes/No
Resurrection (Job 14: 13-14; 19: 25-27; Ez 37: 1-13; Matt 22: 23-32; Lk 20: 35-38;  Jn 5: 21-29; 6: 39-54; Jn 11: 23-25; Lk 24: 30-46; Jn 20: 15-29; Acts 2: 22-32)YesYes/No
Tithes and Offerings (Mal 3:7-10; Num 18: 20- 28; Heb 7: 1-4; Matt 23: 23)YesNo/Yes
   
SPIRITUAL GIFTS (1 Cor 12: 1-31; Mk 16: 16-20)  
Gift of Tongues and Interpretation (Acts 2: 4-8; 1 Cor 14: 2-28)YesNo/Yes
Gift of Prophecy (Acts 2: 16-17; 1 Cor 14: 1-5, 24, 39)YesNo/Yes
Gift of Vision and Revelation (Acts 9: 1-12; 10: 10-17; 18: 9; 23: 11; Rev 1:1-11)YesNo/Yes
Gift of Healing (Mk 16: 18; Acts 3: 2-8; 9: 17; 14:9-11; 1 Cor 12: 8; Jms 5: 14-15; Matt 19: 13-14)YesNo/Yes
   

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