“One Church Is Just As Good As Another”

The True Church of the Bible

The predominant theme in the denominational world is that one church is just as good as another. That way they can pretend to be accepting of those with differences even though they would not teach or do those same things. Because so many people believe this, churches are built in such a way as to attract people with the amenities they offer. These amenities are not a reflection of what God wants in His church, but rather of what men desire. And the various churches seek to out-do one another, adding more programs and perks than their neighbors. Often, advertisements for churches fail to mention any kind of spiritual message at all, and are consumed with the various physical functions that are available. Sports teams, drama presentations, musical concerts, and the like are the new normal for these churches. Actually, Bible study is a rarity.


The above post is an excerpt from the book, The True Church of the Bible: Examining the Error of Denominationalism by Carey W. Scott. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

Warning Against Denominationalism

The True Church of the Bible

When Paul wrote to the church in Corinth he denounced them for numerous errors. In the context of dealing with their problems relative to the Lord’s supper, for example, Paul spoke of the “divisions” among them (1 Corinthians 11:18), and said that such “heresies” (vs 19 – KJV, “factions” – NKJV) “must” be in order to allow for the recognition of those who are approved. The term “heresies” in verse 19 is the same term translated as “sect” in the passages cited above in Acts.

Heresies, or sectarian doctrines and practices (the denominational concept if you will), are thus condemned by Paul. Furthermore, note the use of the word “divisions” in verse 18. This term comes from the Greek term “schisma” (i.e., schism), which Paul seems to use as parallel and/or synonymous with the term “heresies” or “factions” (Gr. – hairesis) in 1 Corinthians 11:19. It is the same term found in 1 Corinthians 1:10 where Paul condemns “divisions” (Gr. – schisma) and encourages unanimity in mind, judgment and speech (cf. Galatians 5:20).

Paul uses the same term in 1 Corinthians 12:25 where he discusses the controversy over spiritual gifts and where he said, “that there should be no schism in the body.” Paul, in Galatians 5:20, and Peter, in 2 Peter 2:1, also condemn “heresies” (Gr. – hairesis): first, as one of the works of the flesh (cf. Galatians 5:19), and second, in warning the churches about false teachers. It is obvious from these passages that the New Testament denounces anything and everything that is remotely related to the ideas inherent in denominational, or sectarian, practice and teaching.


The above post is an excerpt from the book, The True Church of the Bible: Examining the Error of Denominationalism by Carey W. Scott. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

NEW RELEASE: The True Church of the Bible

We would like to announce our newest title – The True Church of the Bible: Examining the Error of Denominationalism by Carey W. Scott – is now available.

The True Church of the Bible (cover)What is the church of Christ? Is it different from the denominations, or is it just another denomination itself?

Using the Bible as the standard, author Carey W. Scott examines the church’s worship, work, doctrine, and more; and contrasts it with what can be found in the denominational world.

This is a vital study for all who desire to serve the Lord faithfully in His church today.

Each lesson contains questions at the end, making it helpful for both personal and group Bible studies.

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Genuine Methodists and Baptists

The Reformation For Which We Are Pleading: A Collection of Articles by Moses E. Lard

Is a genuine Methodist, then, a true Christian? It would certainly give offense were I to deny it. Be it so, then, at least for the present. But is a genuine Baptist also a true Christian? Let this too be granted. A genuine Methodist, is a true Christian; and a genuine Baptist is a true Christian. Now certainly things which are equal to the same third are equal to one another. Therefore a genuine Baptist is a true Methodist; and a genuine Methodist a true Baptist. Now this conclusion we know to be false; yet it could not be false were a genuine Baptist a true Christian neither more nor less, and a genuine Methodist the same.


The above post is an excerpt from the book, The Reformation For Which We Are Pleading: A Collection of Articles by Moses E. Lard. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!