Are we God’s true church simply by way of inheritance?
The ancient Jews in the days of Jesus Christ believed that they were the true church simply by way of inheritance. Men before them had the priesthood, and they inherited that priesthood, therefore they were the true church.
The Savior stated that the Pharisees sat in Moses seat.
And in this we should take warning. We should realize that there is no safety in trusting to our inheritance. We cannot be remaking the gospel and still be the true church.
If we determine that because we inherited the gospel we can remake it and still remain the true church we have forgotten the lesson that is reiterated over and over in the scriptures, where Israel believed that they were the Lord’s simply because they were Israel, rather than because they were a covenant people whose lives were individually defined by their personal saving covenants with God.