The church should be growing stronger daily,if they obey,and stand on God’s word,not falling apart and divided.
Acts 2:40-47,gives us an example, it clearly States:
And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
Which denomination can save you? When Jesus returns which denomination is He coming for? Will He return on Saturday or Sunday? These are some of the issues the devil uses to divide the church Denominationalism: A sectarian spirit (spirit of division) or policy; the tendency to divide into denominations or sects.
Denominations are not sanctioned by God. It is men’s idea of what he thinks God wants. It is what Jesus called in Luke 12:1, The Leaven of the Pharisees which is hypocrisy and misleading.
Denominations can also be influenced by satan to divide the Church (The Body of Christ) for the purpose of defeating God’s redemptive plan for man.
Jesus said in Mark 3:24-25
” And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand”. Then in 1 Corinthians 1, division crept into the church. The Apostle Paul had to rebuke them and asked them if Christ is divided. But in John 7:43 there was a division among the people because of Him. However,Ephesians 4:3-6 says,” Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as all of you are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all”. Then Colossians 1:13 says,God has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: Note that the Kingdom of His Dear Son is the same as the Kingdom of Heaven, the Kingdom of God and the Third Heaven. God’s people are referred to in the Bible as Christians, the Body of Christ, Saints, and the Church. Stick to what Jesus put in place and not to the ideas (denominations) of men. Amos 3:3 says,Two can’t walk unless they agree. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but has an end. Division creates disorder, confusion and defeat. Guard yourself against division.
1Cor 1:10 Now I plead to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that all of you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Where there is unity there is strength. When the church unite principalities,and rulers of darkness will be destroyed,and we can look for the return of Jesus. If you never accept Jesus,then here is an opportunity,just go to the top of this blog, and click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions,then allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you for the rest of your life. To God be all glory,praise and thanks.