Are We Reconsidering Church Denominations?

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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2 Responses to Are We Reconsidering Church Denominations?

  1. 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.


  2. Pingback: Are We Reconsidering Church Denominations? « Speak Where The Bible Speaks

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