The division of Nation’s
It is written there is only one Lord (Christ), one faith (In Christ), and one baptism (Holy Spirit), so how did division of different denominations come about? ( Ephesians 4:3-6 ). Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
We must first look at the word denomination to find the answer. Many know the word NOMINATE: To Appoint, To Designate, To Elect, To Give Honor To. As the letters DE goes before many words in our language we learn when it is placed before nominate it causes division.
DE: To Do The Opposite, To Reverse, To Remove, The Removal Of A Specified Element.
DENOMINATION: A form of division among a people, or the separation of an important part of a total teaching or unit.
Jesus taught there are to be no divisions within the church, as those who walk with Him are to be in unity and of the same mind, without division. (1 Corinthians 1:10). Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
We see that man has taken it upon himself to separate from the truth by setting up many denominations which causes confusion for those who are searching for the truth. No matter what man names his denomination across the nation God remains undivided!(1 Corinthians 14:33) For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
It is written traditions of men make void the word of God, and as many stay close to their denominations, there are still those who will keep searching for God and He will be found of them! (Isaiah 43:10-12) Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God. (Jeremiah 29:13).
We need to remember God has said His ways are not our ways, and Jesus did not teach only on Sunday but daily in the temple of His day. He even taught on the Sabbath which is not what people today have been taught. He did not go into the synagogue’s of His day to listen to what they had to say, but to teach His Fathers word which they had changed. He was not accepted then and sadly His truth is not accepted now, because mans doctrine is not in line with the truth of His unchanging message! (John 9:16) Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.