posted on Nov, 21 2002 @ 09:33 PM
It's impossible to anser the question as it is put here -which suggests it isn't actually a question: merely a concatenation of words.
"which" suggesting there must be an answer
"is" -singular ONE answer
"true" -menaingless here without some clue as to what "false" might mean
"Christian" equally elusive
"church" building, hierachy,clergy, set of doctrines?
I guess even starting at the beginning it's difficult -from Matthew 18 you have the verses with "two or three are gathered in my name" which
might be taken to mean that any such gathering of believers is in some sense a "church"
But you have Christ saying: "upon this rock (i.e. Peter) I shall build my church", which can be taken to indicate the primacy of Roman
Or one might look to the records as to which is "oldest". Historically, the earliest churches must have been rather Greek, or at least Aramaic,
in flavour; but theer are strong claims from Coptic (Egyptian/Ethiopian) churches.
Unless a question more precise is put, I don't know, maybe something like: " which established church is closest to the Bible's teachings" (
and that's full of obvious question-begging), it's hard to see how such a question can lead to much.