There was one association of churches from 44 - 250 A.D.
During this Era believers used adjectives to describe themselves:
- Christians - Acts 11:26 (Christian was a nickname given to followers of the Christ)
- Churches of Christ - Galatians 1:22 (Gathering of Christ is actually what the original langauge states)
- Churches of God - 1 Corinthians 11:16 ("of God" refers to monotheism which was very rare at that time)
- Churches of the Common Faith - Titus 1:4 ("Common Faith" translated from Greek to Latin is Catholic, an adjective in their time)
Maps of where the gospel was preached, and where there are reports of faithful bible-believing gospel preaching churches.
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