Churches are more divided today than ever. Christ is One, The Body is One but we divide ourselves 50,000 ways.
Everybody is right now-a-days! Jesus Christ is the way the truth and the life....yes. Yet his believers are the most divided thing in all creation. Anywhere from 30,000-50,000 different denominations, all teaching something different. Oh...and..."Denomination"...??????.....thats an oxymoron. The act of being a separate group of people with a common belief IS a denomination.
“Jesus Christ is the way the truth and the life....yes. Yet his believers are the most divided thing in all creation..”
Now, the existence, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is unquestionably proven. By early christians, historical evidence, and interestingly enough by atheist philosophers of his day. All verify the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now, there are three main lines of christianity. The Apostolic: First christian church founded by Christ. The "Church Fathers": Or the Roman Catholic Church that broke away from the original church and teachings of Christ and the disciples. Then the "Reformation" church: that broke away from the Catholic Church, yet was still not formed on the teachings of the original and true church. Every single denomination comes from churches that broke off from the foundation. Hence, why every teaching is slightly (or greatly) different. So regardless of the church you are in, how you were raised, where your friends and family go to church....there is still only of gospel. Ephesians 4:5...One Lord one faith one baptism. Jesus said (John 14:6) that he was THE way....not A way. And to say..."to each his own", does not fly with the commandments and commissions God left for his people. Now the bible says...
"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. "
This very clearly states that there is only one interpretation of scriptures, which God left. The scripture was not written by the will of man....so therefore cannot be interpretated by the will of man..
"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know because they are spiritually discerned. "
"But the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you"
Now these two scriptures combined with the previous, shows that the Holy Ghost wrote the scriptures and that the Holy Ghost interprets the scriptures. So why do we disagree about the meaning of scriptures.
Now the last thing on my mind is WHY....WHY...WHY....do christians ignore you or refuse to discuss scriptures with other christians. Most of my post here on facebook go ignored by other believers. I have more conversations with people not in the church about Jesus and/or doctrine than I ever will with christians. And especially family! You dont think what i believe or teach is correct, yet you dont dare speak a word about Christ near me.....and if i were to start a conversation with you about it, i see you getting mad because i have an abundance scriptures to back up my faith and your doctrine tends to be a little scarce. All i ask is that we please try to unite. Maybe talk with one another, and the world about Jesus. The devil is growing more and more and is gaining on our youth. So we, now more than ever, need to come together...wheather baptist...catholic...methodist...pentecostal....w/e. FORGET ABOUT DENOMINATIONS!!!! WE ARE ALL OF THE SAME FAITH! CHRIST. but as far as teaching.....we need to let the bible judge what is true and what its not. I'm not right , youre not right....THE BIBLE IS THE ONLY ONE WRITE BECAUSE ITS GODS WORDS...not ours.
Just please....stop ignoring the christian conversations or even questions. Me personally, i dont mind if someone challenges by belief. But dont be so insecure with your belief that you can stand a conversation about it.
>>>>A TRUE CHRISTIAN WOULD TALK TO ANOTHER IF THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE IN A FALSE TEACHING...not just ignore them and say "i got mine" "im saved".
I don't think its fair. You can be a faithful member relying on your pastor to teach you, and if he's to proud to except(most are) or is not dedicated to study , or simply was never actually called by God(***).....he cannot teach you the proper way to be saved. So i we really believe we have it, and see the signs thereof....why on earth would you isolate your knowledge of salvation.(###)
***-I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings
###-Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house