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Which is the one true church today?

Matthew 7:24,25 "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock. And the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock."
    The true church is comprised of persons becoming stable by believing and doing the sayings of Him -1Corinthians 10:4 "And did all drink the same spiritual drink, for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them and that Rock was Christ." John 6:68 "Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life." 
    It's a body of believers, not a body of doctrines.
    The true church today is comprised of believers-(lively stones)-who are writing Christ on their hearts. How?
    Jesus, the Great Shepherd (John 10:11,14,15,17) likened believers to a little flock of sheep He carefully watches over (Luke 12:32) and will reward -1Peter 5:4. Some 'Christians' are goats
    In Hebrews 12:23,24 Paul called those in the church-(original Greek for "church" is "those called out to", or "assembled ones" -Matthew 18:20), those called by God or awakened to Him-(born again -Hebrews 12:23), "the general assembly".(Hebrews 10:25; {on Matthew 18:20}), "church of the firstborn" and "spirits of just men made perfect" assembled before God, the angels and Jesus.
    The church is something your part of, not something you go to. "Church" is fellowship with others who believe similarly, and some go to church to be with others, and that's good.
    It's better to attend church ofttimes-(frequently, repeatedly) and at least fellowship with, hopefully a few others there who may be 'truth seekers', and to approach all that is said by the minister or anyone for that matter, as the Bereans did. At least here you have an opportunity to add to your reward -Hebrews 10:24,25 "And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another, and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." They were sure back then that Christ's return was imminent, and today His return may be held back by the Father for a while yet.
    The word "forsake" in Hebrews 10:25 in the original denotes a fixed position in place or time", and implies to "utterly forsake" and to "totally abandon", and to "completely leave behind".
    One who loves others, prays for them, loves the truth of God, loves God with all that means, and who reads and studies his Bible is not forsaking the assembling together with others, even though it may appear so to those not realizing that perhaps the person just prefers to be around those more mature in spiritual love, as opposed to present company who may be hypocritical, position climbing and generally Pharisatically minded.

We are called to believe and belong to others and to be a good example -1Timothy 4:12; 1Peter 2:21.
    God looks on the heart-(1Samuel 16:7; Acts 1:24), not the superficial affiliation. Jesus taught about the heart.

We probably never will see eye to eye on all things till we are in the Kingdom of God, but the important thing here is that love for one another is far above differences of doctrines and church affiliations (Ephesians 4:13), but not for some.

We are God's temple -1Corinthians 3:17 "If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are." Ephesians 2:22 "In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit."
    Righteousness plays a large part in being awakened to Him, thus being in the true church -1Corinthians 15:34.

Are those who have killed in war guilty of murder and go to hell?

The command 'thou shalt not kill' meant to commit no murder, to not kill out of malice toward a particular person, and, to not assassinate (premeditated 1st degree murder).-...answer continues

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