What Does The Bible
Teach About It?
Seven Arguments For Denominationalism
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- The sincere, upright members of
all the denominations are going to the same heaven, but they are just
travelling by different roads.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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