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Are denominations abominations?

Posted by appolus on November 6, 2015

4 Responses to “Are denominations abominations?”

  1. Viviana said

    Yes I can’t stand denomination either.
    I have a question, do you think by all you have study and know that the rapture will come first and then the unity of the body of the once left behind?
    I was thinking about that lately.

    • appolus said

      Hi Viviana, I do not believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, I believe that the saints will go through the tribulations and that will unite them as one in the face of the onslaught……………bro Frank

  2. afchief said

    Appolus, I agree denominations are abominations. But you have to take this one step further…..what caused denominations? The written word. When the written word came on the scene, Christians no longer walked and talked with the Holy Spirit, but depended on what was said in the written word. So every man interpreted the word in his own intellect and formed his/their own doctrines. Which is why we have thousands of denominations today. I’m not advocating that we should disobey what is written, but to use it only as a guide. The early church depended on the Holy Spirit to lead them and guide them into all truth. They had no written word. In fact for the first 1800 years after Christ ascended, most people could not read or write. Today, we have made the bible an idol. Some have even made certain versions an idol. Today we depend on man to teach us. We do not know what it means to “work out your own salvation”. Today, we do not know the voice of the Holy Spirit. We depend on men to be the Holy Spirit for us.

    • appolus said

      Hi afchief, I would disagree that the word itself has caused denominations. A key scripture for me in this would be “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (2Ti 3:16-17) Paul write this and of course Peter confirms that what Paul is writing is Scripture. Saints relied heavily in the first three hundred years on the letters sent out to the gatherings to be read aloud. Jesus Himself stated in John 10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken. So we see that the Scriptures cannot be broken. I would argue that theological schools started in the time of Constantine began to cause divisions that would lead to different denominations, although the multitude of denominations really sprung up with the Reformation. We are brothers and sisters, a royal priesthood, that is what we are, every saint a priest in a royal priesthood, a living stone in a temple not built by human hands but dwelt in by God Himself. I do agree that many an idol of the Word of God. They focus on the written word rather that what the written word points us to, Jesus. If I had to lie down with my wife’s diary or my wife, I would lie down with my wife. Now, I would be fascinated to read what my wife had written and I would learn insights into who she is and what she thinks, but ultimately it would be a poor substitute for the real thing. I wrote a piece on this before entitled Bibliocentric or Christocentric which you may find interesting? https://acalltotheremnant.com/2008/01/07/bibliocentric-or-christocentric/ …………..bro Frank

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