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In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey explains that Christ has always fulfilled His promise that He would build His church. Watch this entire message for free today.
Some years ago I read a Peanuts cartoon and one of the Peanuts characters was assigned the topic for a paper, Church History. And she paused and thought a minute and she said, “When writing on church history you have to begin at the beginning. My pastor was born in 1930.” Already it shows how dated that cartoon is, but that’s the American attitude often I think, that 1930 is ancient history because most of us weren’t there and it’s a long time ago. But for us as Christians, we want to bear in mind that Christ has been building His church for a very long time. In fact, one of the remarkable promises of Christ’s Word was, “I will build My church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.”
The church has had its ups and downs through the centuries, it’s had times of great strength and great weakness, of great faithfulness and great frustration and wandering from the truth, but Christ has always fulfilled His promise that He would build His church, that He would preserve His church, and that the church would never fail.