What Does The Bible Teach About It?

Seven Arguments For Denominationalism

  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.
  2. Jesus Christ authorized the denominations by His teaching on the subject of the vine and branches in John 15. The vine represents the true church, and the branches represent the denominations.
  3. On the ranches of the west, cattle are given different brands, but they are still the same thing--- just cattle. In like manner, the members of the various denominations have different designations, but they are still the same thing--just christians.
  4. The sincere, upright members of all the denominations are going to the same heaven, but they are just travelling by different roads.
  5. It is true that the denominations disagree regarding certain doctrines and practices, but these are unessential matters. Concerning the essentials, such as belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, acceptance of the moral precepts of the Bible, etc., the denominations are united.
  6. It does not matter what one believes and practices in religion, just as long as he is sincere. The loyal members of the denominations sincerely believe that they are doing good, and that is all that really counts.
  7. Denominations exist, with their differences in doctrine and practice, because it is impossible for all people to see the Bible alike.

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The True Church And Denominationalism - by Richard C. Sims Jr.

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