Denominations will Ultimately mean Nothing!

My family in Christ,

Recently I have been thinking about the post The Juxtaposition of Christ and Christianity Part #2 by DivideTheWord.blog. I have also had in mind many other blogs and comments that I have both seen and contributed to. It now seems to me that how ever much humans may try to promote and maintain the unity between our Christian family (which I still feel is a good and devout thing to do) our ecclesiastical differences will, to repeat the title, ultimately mean nothing:

They are like the walls of Jericho which will fall on that great and glorious day when our Saviour returns!

Before then, however, while we are hemmed in and imprisoned within these walls I would say that if you feel led to proclaim the unity of the Church then go for it!!! Just remember that there is a limit to the number of things we are required to believe:

(Also see: The Apostles’ Creed: what Christians must believe | Churchmouse Campanologist.)

Beware of placing things on top of this. For why believe or defend chaff? It is of no benefit and can actually be spiritually damaging! I am aware how difficult it is to just make sudden changes but please, churches, do not teach those who seek to follow Christ something that will hinder their spiritual progress. And fellow-travellers, please do not give credence to hearsay. Our hope must be to be released when the walls collapse, not to fall as part of the rubble!

God bless you.

6 thoughts on “Denominations will Ultimately mean Nothing!

  1. Love the song, and I was going to a Lutheran church for a bit and I loved every part of it except when they read the apostle creed. I don’t believe in the Catholic church and that is what couldn’t sit right on my soul. Don’t give up on unity. God is rising up a new generation of people who will have a lot better understanding than their elders. For the youths will see the fighting of the elders and they will use it to become wise and it will all go for the Glory of God. Shalom! and hello dear friend! God bless you today and tomorrow even I pray your day is blessed and wonderful in Jesus name Amen!

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    1. God bless you, Michelle. I suppose I was trying to communicate the fact that there is a basic set of beliefs that we must adopt, those which make Christians Christian! What the churches tend to place on top of that (e.g. different interpretations of the Eucharist) only serve to divide us. I would much rather affirm my faith by reciting the Apostles’ Creed than by any other ‘official’ creed of the Church. I assumed other people felt the same way. I am sorry to all who may be offended by this. May the next generation bring GREATER glory to God!

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    2. In my hymnal, the word “catholic” is lowercase in the Apostle’s Creed. At the bottom of the page, there’s a note saying that “catholic” means “universal.” I just googled it, and apparently, the word catholic comes from a Greek word that means universal. So, the “catholic” church in the Apostle’s Creed means all the churches together, which is right up Introverted Evangelist’s alley. 🙂

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  2. Thank you! Another place I went to church changed the apostle creed to we believe in the Body of Christ and the gathering of the saints for the communion of God or something like that. not sure exactly how it was worded but I sure did appreciate that version. I also appreciate your thoughts and your heart is clear in your post and it is a beautiful heart indeed! You did not offend me and I pray for any who are offended by your words in Jesus name Amen! God bless you and keep up the good work!

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