Are denominations Biblical? If so, where do we see them as nadated by God in the NT, and if not, how can the existence of them today among Bible-following Christian groups be justified? Finally what proposals can be made to remedy the current situation in Christendom?
John Kissinger [01/31/2016 7:41 AM]
John Ruffle not sure if you were around when we discussed the DEATH of DENOMINATIONS with Terry Wiles Tell us what you think after you read it http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/death-of-denominations/
John Ruffle [02/01/2016 2:06 AM]
I notice no one seems to want to engage in my question. It might cut a little too close to the bone maybe? Pastors who make their living from a “tythe” and who would loose their livelihood if they came “out” of their denomination have indeed life changing choices to make. But it’s worth it if it means following our Lord’s leading. Many protestant pastors have lost materially when they returned to the Catholic Church. I’d already lost everything many years before. My prayer is that those whom the Holy Spirit is speaking to – and I am convinced that their are some, possibly lurkers here- will have the courage to come out of the confusion that Martin Luther launched. Yes – the Catholic Church needed renewal – but the way St Francis did it before him – not the divisive manner of Luther.
Corey Forsyth [02/01/2016 8:49 AM]
In the strictest sense, I do not see anything in the NT upholding denominations. However, I do see examples of NT leaders keeping each other accountable. In that regard, denominations are a good thing. My opinion is that without denominations, we would have a lot more issue with rogue pastors grossly distorting the Gospel.
I am not well versed in the history of denominations but I would hope that the structure or concept pf denominations started with the same idea as Paul guiding the different churches as described through the NT.
Carolyn Parker [02/01/2016 1:10 PM]
Carolyn Parker I was to a Reviival one night anda singing group got up to sing in the song they were singing said there wasn’t going to be no denominations in heaven I saw people get up and walk out we are all going to be one