1. It is true that denominationalism represents a
multiplicity of religious bodies; but since they all recognize just one head,
Jesus Christ, they exist with divine approval.
Acts 4:12 (NKJV)
"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
The name under heaven by which we must be saved is Jesus Christ. No other name worn by denominations can save.
Ephesians 4:4 (NKJV)
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;
There is only one body recognized by God. All others are false. The only thing left to be determined is which body to participate in.
Colossians 1:18 (NKJV)
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
Jesus Christ is the head of His one body, the church. The church of the New Testament. And being the Head, He makes the rules.
Ephesians 5:23 (NKJV)
For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
The affirmation that Jesus Christ is the head of more than one religious body has the same evil connotation to it as the accusation that a certain man possesses more than one wife. Denominationalism would make of the spotless Lamb of God an adulterer, having not just one spiritual wife but literally hundreds of them.
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