1 Corinthians 3:10-15
10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.
A Message To All Denominations
(Quick Note: Non-Denominational is a denomination as well)
Denominations, almost everyone who is saved is a part of one. Not only are most a part of one, but everyone boasts of thier own denomination. They speak of all the things they know about God and do for God that other denominations are missing and how misguided the other denominations are. Slandering and Separating from each other. My question to you is Why are you boasting in your denomination and not in the Lord ? Why do you speak as if your pastor is God and the leaders that run it ? Why do you say that your church, your pastor, your denomination has all the answers about God and the Bible ?
Denominations are man-made divisions of the church that divide God’s children and keeps them from fellowshipping. God intended for church to be united, founded on Jesus Christ, His Sacrifice, Salvation in Him, and on His Word and His Word alone. Not based on man’s traditions and ideas. Every denomination is filled with mans philosophies and ideas of the Bible that only get in the way of truly understanding who God is. Each denomination picks and chooses which Scriptures they want to follow and which they do not, but here is the point: everything in Scripture and every Scripture is important. You can not add or take away from it as you please, God put in His Word what He wanted in there and that means it is all important.
The church is divided because man gets in the way, our functions, our traditions, our lack of knowledge of the Bible. It doesn’t matter how many projects we put together for God, if God did not ordain us to do them than it doesn’t matter, we are wasting our time on things that are not benefiting the Kingdom of God. Denominations keep us from the entiarty of The Bible from Genesis to Revelation. We need to let God direct us and give us instructions on what we are to do. God works through His Word, He does not do anything outside of it.
Therefore read the Word leaving nothing out, pray about it, ask God for undrstanding, serve Him wholeheartedly doing what He asks of you. In the church anything that is of God will stand, but anything that is man made will be burnt up in the fire. God only wants and will have what belongs to Him and He will destroy anything that does not.
In the end all denominations will be gone and the only thing that will be standing is The Sacrifice of Christ Jesus who died on a cross for our sins and rose again on the third day and God’s Word.
In ending, “Knowing that Jesus Christ was and is the fullness of God’s Word bodily” the question we must ask ourselves is: If Jesus had to choose a denomination which one would He choose ?
A special thanks to my daddy Michael P. Sawyer Sr. for helping me with revisions on this article.