Why do we have so many different church denominations?

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    (Q) Why do we have so many different church denominations?

 (A) Our churches today are run more like a business. Being a good minister entails teaching what the Bible really says. Most church ministers teach what they were taught in the theological schools they attended. For most ministers it’s a job, and not a calling from God. It’s more about making a good living. First, most ministers don’t like the King James Bible because they were taught by men who don’t even believe the Bible is accurate and true. The scriptures are clear, if anyone has the desire to know God’s truth, He (God) will open their understanding to the truth. So, we have many different denominations all teaching what they believe is right. But they all cannot be right!  

Another reason there is so much confusion in our churches is because Satan is the God of this world, II Corinthians 4:3-4: 3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. Most ministers today don’t even know what the true Gospel is! Satan is very good at deceiving people, II Corinthians 11:13-15: 13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

The Bible is impossible to understand until you put your complete trust, faith, and believe in God and rightly divide His word of truth as it says in II Timothy 2:15.

Below is a good example why we have so many different denominations all teaching  something different:

Bible teachers have long operated under the faulty assumption that the main division of Scripture is the Old Testameut and NewTestament,  We have frequently heard or read the statement, “the Old Testament is for the Jews, and the New Testament is for us.” Furthermore, there is a common but incorrect notion that the Old Testament begins with Genesis 1:1, and the NewTestament begins with Matthew 1:1. This misconception comes from the title pages added by man, not from the pages of Scripture itself.

The fact is, the OldTestament (or the Law) doesn’t begin until Exodus 20:1, when God revealed it to Moses; and the New Testament doesn’t begin until the death of Christ. (See Matthew 26:28.) Even then, this is the New Testament (or covenant) made “with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah” (Jeremiah 31:31).

The true division of Scripture is prophecy and the mystery. When the apostle Peter spoke to the Israelites of his day, he offered them the return of Christ and the restitution of all things, telling them that all this was “spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” (See Acts 3:19- 21.) On the other hand. the apostle Paul, wrote to the Gentiles about “the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret. since the world began” (Romans 16:25). It is clear that Peter and Paul were referring to two different messages, for something cannot be “spoken” and “kept secret” at the same time. As we “rightly divide the Word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15), we must recognize the mystery revealed to Paul as our private “mail” for today!

Our mail for today is through Paul’s epistles (Romans thru Philemon), and if you want to know the true gospel, see I Corinthians 15:1-4:   1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Without God’s Holy Spirit, no man will be able to understand spiritual things: I Corinthians 2:6-16: 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory9But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.12Now 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. 13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ; (Believers).

Look for a church that teaches Pauline truth. If your church doesn’t know what Pauline truth is, then it’s time to move to one that does.

May God give you understand of these things and have a good day.

John

2 Replies to “Why do we have so many different church denominations?”

  1. Dusten Persons

    Here is my Dilemma there (to my knowledge) Pauline ll tim churches in North West Arkansas. Sure there are plenty of McDonald type of churches, and even some well intended. However in order to bring the truth to this people, will be met with much resistance, and may cause diving. Is there any help to plant a church or rather away to bring in people? I’m willing and able, just need to handle this with all delicate nature, considering this is the buckle of the Bible belt. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    • admin

      Dusten,
      Two books that should be helpful are: (Basics of Mid Acts Dispensationalism) written by Terence D.McLean, and (Jesus wasn’t talking to you) written by the same Author. You can order both books online from Amazon.
      You will have a lot of resistance to the grace message because most have been taught a false message through their church. Satan is the real cause of all the deception in the world and he has done a very good job at it. Satan hate’s the grace message, and according to Matthew 7:13-14 only a few will find the way that leads to eternal life with God. Sad to say, but this seems to be the case today. Most people are not interested in the truth, but think everyone goes to heaven when they die. That is the subject of my latest article on my website.
      John

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