The 17 Points of the True Church. Dear Richard, I know you are interested in questions having to do with religion. You might find the following of some interest. During my college days a group of us fellows used to get together to discuss religion. We all belonged, more or less, to different churches, but none of us was very devout or spiritual, and we realized that our lack of enthusiasm for the churches of our birth was because we weren't certain that we were in the "true church" of our Lord. We parted, and our lives took us each in a different direction. Teachings of the True Church: 1. Members of the True Church can be recognized by the following: 9. I confess that I never found a church that fulfilled all twenty of these points as described in the New Testament.