WHY I AM NOT A DENOMINATIONALIST
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”Colossians 3:15
There is only one church, and only one body, and only one bride, and we have really messed her up by cutting her all up; each of us claiming to have the best part. I know I’m a part of a group that does that, but I’m so glad that one day it won’t make any difference what denomination you belong to. What’s going to make a difference is if you’ve trusted Jesus. I don’t know how to act in the midst of denominationalism. I do not believe it’s the will of God. We’re so fractured now and yet so proud of it. I don’t see any hope unless revival sweeps our land. We’re more proud of our denomination than we are of being redeemed. God help us.
We all form opinions of our own on many things in the Bible. It’s what we do as humans; humans are rational beings after all. We think differently on many Biblical issues. We see things differently because of our cultural backgrounds, our education, our traditions among many other things. I guess what is crucial is for us to realize that we do not have the right to tear up the church of Christ over our own pre-suppositional biases; throwing a guilt trip on everyone who does not think and act like we do.
Let’s build something together.