Are we supposed to accept the idea that the Church is to be denominated? Did Jesus intend for His Church to be one and yet divided (John 17:21)? The existence of denominations brings many questions to mind. Was the original intent supposed to be one Church with one Head united in Apostolic teaching (Acts 2:41-42, Eph. 1:22-23, 2:19-20, 3:3-5, 4:4)? What constitutes a group of believers as a denomination? What was Church unity like among the first Christians? We can better direct ourselves by going back to the ancient source, the… Read more at the Jacksonville Times Union.
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It seems nobody wanted to tackle this thread so I hi-jacked it and posted it on my site for discussion. You make some interesting points, but I still am not in full agreement with this thread. http://speakwherethebiblespeaks.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/are-we-reconsidering-church-denominations/