There are save but two churches, the Church of the Lamb of God and the Church of the Devil.
Jesus Christ has identified what and who are His church. His description of what His church is and who are His church is essential to know, as not to be misled by others and held captive by the Devil. It is not a candid, loosely defined description. What the Lord has declared is necessary for your salvation; He calls it a “great mystery.” Be cautious not to conflate His definitions or to misapply them; often, people dismiss His words when they do not understand them or when His words provoke a response in them and make them uncomfortable. Either you rationalize and justify yourself and actions to remove the guilt of your conscious or His words take root in you and cause you to repent and change your behavior so that it aligns with the Lords.
His words are eternal, and they do matter. We have a history of people from all cultures and religions throughout all time, even today, who when they experience discomfort when receiving the words of God, they reject them and bind up His words, so they do not take root in them. How or what people define as a Church matters, Christ gives us His definition, which should also be ours. He tells us this so we can tell the difference between the Church of the Lamb of God and the church of the Devil. Those who belong to the church of the Devil are not inherently evil people who openly worship Satan. They are those who believe in Christ our God, who teaches His words but only thus far, and they bid you do the same and follow them because they know the way – they become your stumbling block.
What is His Church
Therefore, I will unfold unto them this great mystery; behold, this is my doctrine—whosoever repenteth and cometh unto me, the same is my church. Whosoever declareth more or less than this, the same is not of me, but is against me; therefore he is not of my church (D&C 10:64, 67-68).
…Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the Devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth (1 Nephi 14:10).
He calls His church the only TRUE and living Church because YOU are living (D&C 1:30). His church should also be called after His name; you take upon yourself the name of Christ when you repent and are baptized (2 Nephi 31:13); thus, you are His church. In these revelations, He is describing His church as YOU, the only true and living church, those who are repentant and come unto Him through the waters of baptism are His church. His church is not of brick and mortar, or a 501(c)3 non-profit, physical building or religious institution with it’s appointed leaders. His church as is His kingdom is made without hands; it is within you, and your body a holy temple for the spirit of God to dwell (1 Corinthians 3:17).
For behold, this is my church; whosoever is baptized shall be baptized unto repentance. And whomsoever ye receive shall believe in my name, and he will I freely forgive (Mosiah 26:22).
Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the Devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth (1 Nephi 14:10).
Furthermore, what He defines as His church is vastly different from men’s traditional learning and understanding is. We must remember that there are only two churches, so that which is not His church no matter their claims of legitimacy, no matter how much good they may seem to do, there is but ONE church, and whosoever teaches more or less than this is not of Him, but of the Devil (D&C 10:67-68). It is in the physical bodies of each believer (Matt:18:20; Luke 17:21; D&C 1:30). It is not an organization, a non-profit, or a well-defined group or even a loosely defined group, whether they follow someone they call a priest or prophet. It is you.
His church is found in each person who repents of their sins, who forsakes them and who comes unto Christ by entering in at the gate, which gate is “repentance and baptism” (2 Nephi 31:17). These are His church, and these are the qualifications for membership in His church. You are counted as one of His sheep, sons, and daughters, and lawbreakers who do not keep His commandments have no place. They cannot act with hypocrisy and deception and enter therein at the gate for Christ is the keeper at the gate and He employs NO servants there (2 Nephi 9:41). Unless a person repents, they cannot enter in at the gate; if even they should be baptized a hundred times, it profits them nothing. His kingdom is not set up by man, nor controlled by man or by governments. It cannot be ruled, taxed, or levied. There are no fancy buildings, no glass windows, no organization of men, but of God and of you. You are His living and breathing church. These are they who have repented of their sins and are baptized unto Christ by one who has been called to His ministry, not of man or by man, but of God. All other organizations, institutions, legal or otherwise as recognized by men, or the state or that of by Governments, these are not His church but are churches of the Devil (Isaiah 28:8). You now know what His church is and are left without excuse, Luke taught that it is inside of you. Whoever teaches that His church is more or less than those who repent and come unto Christ are not of Him (17:21), join here, Lo Here!
Will you reject these words because you wish to hold on to your traditional thoughts and beliefs, i.e., the traditions of your fathers or will you come unto Christ and repent?