6.4.2.1 The church of Jesus Christ at the time of the early Apostles

The incarnation, life, and activity of Jesus Christ comprise the foundation for the historical manifestation of the church established by Him: "For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1 Corinthians 3: 11). The church of Christ was manifested upon this foundation, and developed further with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.

The first congregations began to form. In them, Apostles and other ministers were active, the gospel was preached, and the sacraments were administered. In accordance with the great commission, the Apostles went to both Jews and Gentiles in order to bring them the tidings of salvation through Christ.

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