In this post I will deal with other passages that are used to support the doctrine of the Universal Church.
SCOFIELD’S PROOF TEXTS – Part 10
WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED FROM SCOFIELD’S PROOF TEXTS
SCOFIELD’S PROOF TEXTS – Part 9
I Thessalonians 4:16-17 and Hebrews 12:22-23
SCOFIELD’S PROOF TEXTS – Part 8
EPHESIANS 5:23-33, COLOSSIANS 1:18-24, and HEBREWS 2:12
SCOFIELD’S PROOF TEXTS – Part 7
EPHESIANS 2:19-22 and EPHESIANS 3:1-10
SCOFIELD’S PROOF TEXTS – Part 3
II CORINTHIANS 11:2-3 AND EPHESIANS 1:22-23
SCOFIELD’S PROOF TEXTS – Part 2
SCOFIELD’S PROOF TEXTS – Part 1
There are many different opinions on what defines the universal church. To most dispensationalists, it is a body of believers from Pentecost to the Rapture of the church. To them, the universal church includes all the saved who are alive, the dead in Christ, and those who will be saved who are not yet born. They believe that it includes believers from all denominations.
The doctrine of the universal church is the basis of the ecumenical movement. This doctrine teaches that since we are all part of the “true church” we should all join together in Christ’s service. This is not what the Scriptures teach.