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Why Christian Denominations Should Put Aside Their Differences

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Ladies, Christianity is the faith that we all share. But so often we get caught up in the denominations that separate us. We use them to drive a wedge between us, and we are so desperate to save our friends who we feel have chosen wrongly.

I believe denominations are one of Satan’s way of trying to divide and conquer the church. Jesus said, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.” Therefore, we cannot let satan prevail.

At the end of the day, how much do denominations matter? And should they divide us? I say, absolutely not! Denominations set us apart in the way that they define our beliefs based on the way that they understand scripture. But what we all seem to forget is that there’s an underlying truth that all our denominations share, and these are what we should focus on when we as Christians come together.

I’m not going to point out specific denominations and the things that set them apart. Instead, I’m going to remind you of the things that all Christians agree on.

Christians beliefs are founded upon the Gospel, and with that said, all Christians believe the following:

  • There is only one God.
  • God is the Creator of heaven and earth.
  • God is the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The Holy Bible is the Word of God.
  • God sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.
  • God loves all of us.
  • God hates sin.
  • Sin separates us from God.
  • God gave us free will to choose Him.
  • God wants us to choose Him so we can live for eternity with Him in heaven.
  • Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
  • Jesus suffered, was crucified and died on the cross under Pilate.
  • Jesus rose on the third day.
  • Jesus ascended into Heaven.
  • Jesus will come again on judgment day.
  • God’s amazing Grace saves us.
  • God forgives our sins if we ask Him to.
  • We are to show our love and devotion to Him by following His commandments.

I could go on…and as I write this list, I’m further convinced that there are so many common beliefs within the Christian denominations that it makes no sense to focus so much on the differences.

Ladies, denominations came about because some Christians didn’t agree with certain aspects of existing denominations. So, people broke away from them and created something else more fitting to their beliefs. But if we eliminate denominations in the order that they were created, we’ll find that they were all derived from one. And this is the one that ultimately brings all the denominations together with its core beliefs.

Jesus said that Satan would not prevail in his desire to divide the church. So, let’s not get lost in denominations. Allow yours to guide you in your faith, but don’t let it exclude others who share the fundamental truths that are important to all Christians.

 

Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose. (1 Corinthians 1:10)

 

In a perfect world, we’d all be the same denomination. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. So, if that cannot be accomplished, at least not yet, we should still try to remain loyal to each other as followers of Christ. We live in a Godless world, ladies, and not only do we need God to guide us through the chaos, but we also need each other for added support.

Ladies, do you think that Christian denominations should put aside their differences?

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5 Comments

  1. Leftie

    Posted by Leftie on December 30, 2016 at 00:48

    We should not let our religions as a whole get in the way of peace on Earth.

  2. youngsalvation0618

    Posted by youngsalvation0618 on October 8, 2016 at 12:32

    I completely agree! I’ve had discussions in my youth group about this too. If you look back at history, all you see when you look at denominations is war, suffering, and hatred. Jesus wants us to be together, not separated!

  3. martial_artist_for_Jesus

    Posted by martial_artist_for_Jesus on June 16, 2015 at 10:04

    I agree w/ my besties on most subjects concerning faith, w/ a few exceptions. 🙂 Three of them r Baptist, another’s Brethren, and I’m Churches of God: General Conference (yes, IK– mine’s a mouthful XD we normally just say, COG 🙂 ) . We get along great; and if anything they have helped to encourage me in my walk w/ God! 😀 I have another bestie who is, sadly, a nonbeliever (the only one though… 🙁 ), we get along well but I just don’t ask him for spiritual advice 😉

  4. Peach95

    Posted by Peach95 on June 9, 2015 at 16:50

    This is so true and so relevant! I know most of you lovely ladies are American but I’m a Northern Irish Presbyterian and differences between denominations (Protestant and catholic) has resulted in a 40 year long conflict that we’re only just emerging from.
    As the post says above we are all people who attempt to follow Jesus’s path and are commanded to love our neighbour irregardless if they got baptised as a baby or an adult or any of the numerous small differences!
    As lily2017 has so beautifully stated we are all one in Jesus Christ and need to work together as disciples of Jesus.

  5. Lily2017

    Posted by Lily2017 on June 4, 2015 at 22:03

    I agree with you sooooo much on this. I feel like we all should Love each-other as God tells us too. There shouldn’t be division. But as you said we do not live in a perfect world. However, there are steps we can take to become closer together. No one is saying to all become 1 because there is always going to be those who want to stay divided. However, we can still unite together because we believe in one thing in similar as you have stated. Jesus Christ. That let alone should produce conversations of joy and similarity in these trying days. Instead of turning from your brothers and sisters in Christ. We should come together as the family we are. We are all sons and daughters of God. We are all brothers and sisters of Christ. Lets not let our differences divide us to the point that we forget that!