I know some people are so fed up with religion that this post is the last thing you want to see right!? However, the article I found by Roy H. Lanier is just too interesting. If you are in doubt about your faith or what to believe in, doing research is an honorable gesture. We are actually told to try the spirit by the spirit I John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (compare your faith practices to the Word of God),and we are told to examine ourselves as well to see if we are in “the faith” “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” (2 Corinthians 13:5) So, lets make this a series of discussions. You’re probably asking, how does this relate to my blog? People, there is nothing more beautiful than TRUTH.
Church of Christ vs. Denominationalism
“There is one body” (Ephesians 4:4); “The body is the church” (Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18); therefore, there is one church. Jesus said, “Upon this rock, I will build “my” church (Matthew 16:18), not “my churches”; the Lord built his church, just one. “He is the savior of the body (church), (Ephesians 5:23); the body is the church; therefore, he is the savior of the church.
From the conclusion that the Lord built one, and only one church, there is no escape; and the preachers of leading denominations have quit contending that the Bible speaks of more than one church. I leave you with this question til next time, Do we have any authority for joining just any church?