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The bible tells us in 2 Peter 1:19; “And we have the steadfast prophetic word, to which you do well to pay attention, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.”
Verse 20 says; “No prophecy of scripture is of any man’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit, spoke from God!”
And the bible says that.. “For this reason, we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it!” Heb 2:1
“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation?” Heb 2:3
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Christians are not non-denominational- Note the definition of non-denominational: open or acceptable to people of any Christian denomination. Not restricted to a denomination.
› No inter-denominational affiliation- 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 ASV Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness? (15) And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what portion hath a believer with an unbeliever? (16) And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (17) Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you, (18) And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Some facts about non-denominations- Some facts about non-denominational churches:
› Nearly 50 percent (49.6) of the non-denominational congregations said they belonged to a Network, Fellowship or Association. These networks ranged anywhere from 20 members to over a thousand. The median network size was 300 churches.
› Independent and Non-denominational congregations were also involved with churches in other ways. Many participated in doing … social ministries…
› They also participated in activities with other non-denominational churches and with congregations from other “Christian” bodies. hartfordinstitute.org
› The so-called “Non-denominational” churches are actually Multi-denominational. Their doctrines are borrowed from denominational dogma, Calvinism, Charismatic, Premillennialism, blends, etc.
What Christians Are
Christians are un-denominational…Un-denominational defined: free from religious sects or denominationalism; not limited or belonging to any particular religious group or groups.
› Even more Christians are anti-denominational because our design by the Lord is pre-denominational
› Christians belong to Christ- 1 Corinthians 1:2 ASV unto the church of God which is at Corinth, even them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, their Lord and ours:
Hello Garren, I appreciate your comments. I seriously question though where you got your so called “definition” of what non-denominational means. NON-denominational means that thee is NO affiliation with any denominations. NON means none! NON does not mean that denominations are accepted, but rather, it means that denominationalism is rejected. A denomination is a division, plain and simple. And the Lord is perfectly clear that there are to be NO divisions among us! 1 Cor 1:10. Nut as you say, as true Christian is indeed NON-denominational.
My definition comes from a study conducted by the Hartford Institute. See website- Nondenominational Congregations Today, a report from …
Based on this study and what I have experienced in studies with non-denominational groups, I will not use the term non-denominational to describe the Lord’s people. We are as I stated- un-denominational and anti-denominational
Hi again. I don’t see any difference between the words “un-denominational” and non-denominational”. To me, they mean exactly the same thing. “UN” and “non” mean the same thing. For example, if you say you are un-apologetic, that would mean that you offer no apology, thus you are non- apologetic. They simply mean the same thing. Now, the word “anti” is of course somewhat different. I too am anti-denominational, meaning that I am against the practice of having denominations. It would be possible to be un=denominational, and therefore non-denominational, without being anti-denominational. However, the kingdom of Christ, is both non, or “un”- denominational, AND it is anti-denominational.
I’m Andrew a gospel preacher from Kenya.
I believe the scriptures were inspired by God.
I want to know more about leadership in the body of Christ.
Hello Andrew. I seem to have just received your message, even though it is dated from January 12th. Thank you for your interest. I will be sending you some scriptural information concerning leadership within the congregation of the Lord’s body. I’ll try to be quick in my response. thanks again. May God bless you in your faith.
I am so glad I receive the newsletter. This is where I saw that you have evening services which is very good for me. I work a lot of Sundays and can not get to my own church. So I am so thankful for you and Church of Christ as this fills my void for a church service. Thank you again for letting me be a part on Sunday evenings and Wednesday evenings. I love your teaching on Sunday nights. You are a great bible teacher. May God continue to bless you and your church.
Hi Barb. I’m glad to hear that you did receive the newsletter. It always has some very good articles, and the “question and answer” section can be very interesting. Hope to see you soon.
This is Robert marcum I live in bear creek al I will be coming to buffalo wymoning on August 16th me and my wife are long time members of the church we would be honored to worship with the breathern n the 16th of August my email is email@example.com phone no 205-269-9887 feel free to contact me anytime.
Hi Robert, I’m so glad that you found our website, and I’m glad to hear that you plan to be visiting our area. Of course you are welcome any time. We will be looking forward to meeting you and your wife. I’ll go ahead and email you also. Thanks again for visiting the website.
I have a question I could not find in any lesson . What does the Plan of Salvation in the New Testament ?
Hi Jeffrey. Thanks for visiting the website and for reading. Actually a brief summary of God’s plan of salvation for man is given at the end of many of the lessons here on the site. But I will state it again.
It can be stated in few words, or in many words. In brief, God has always required only two things from man, even from the beginning of time. And those two things are faith and obedience. For example, Hebrews 11:6 tells us that “Without faith, it is impossible to please Him.” And John 8:24 tells us: “If you believe not that I am He, you will die in your sins.” And then Hebrews 5:9 tells us that; “He (Jesus) became the author of salvation to all whose who obey Him.” So then faith and obedience will save us.
But of course we need to know specifically WHAT it is that we need to obey, and so various verses tell us exactly what we must obey. For example, 1 John 1:8-9 tells us; “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Therefore we can see that acknowledgment and confession of our sins is a requirement for salvation.
And of course confession of our faith in Chrsit is also a requirement for salvation, as evidenced by Mathew 10:32-33; “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”
Another requirement in God’s plan of salvation is our repentance of our sins. It’s not enough simply to acknowledge our sins, but we must also repent of them. Repenting is to turn away from those sins, and to turn back to God and His word. Jesus said in Luke 13:3 “..Unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish.” So then obviously, repentance is required by God.
Adn then of course baptism for the forgiveness of our sins is a must, according to various verses in the bible. Jesus Himslf said in Mark 16:16; “He who has believed AND has been baptized, shall be saved. But he who does not believe, shall be condemned.” It’s quite obvious that if one doesn’t even believe, that they obviously will not be baptized either. And so belief AND baptism aee both required for salvation. Of course we also have the very definitive verse from Acts 2:38 which commands us with these words; “Repent, (there’s repentance again) and let each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, FOR the forgivenes of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” So then again, it is quite obvious that God requires us to both repent, and be baptized, in order to be saved from our sins. That verse sspecifically stated that baptism is FOR the forgiveness of your sins. No one can logically argue that we can attain salvation, without first being forgiven of our sins.
And then we have Acts 22:16 which was the command to the apostle Paul, saying; “And now, why do you delay? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.” “Calling on His name” means to call on the authority of Christ to save us from our sins. And once again, we sure can’t be saved, unless we first get rid of our sins. And it is in the act of baptism, that God forgives our sins, and “washes” them away.
So there we have God’s plan of salvation for mankind, through faith. (and of course in the bible, faith implies obedience to what we have faith in) Here it is once again.. Believe in God and in Jesus Chrsit, and always be willing to confess that faith. Acknowledge and confess our sins, and repent of those sins, and then be baptized for the forgiveness of those sins. And when we have done those things, when we have obeyed those commands, God forgives us our sins, as He has promised that He would do, and He adds us to His kigndom, (the church) and we receive the promise of eternal salvation at the resurrection day.
Of course we also must remain faithful unto death, in order to remain in a saved condition. But those “steps” that I have listed will result in the forgiveness of our past sins, and thus result in salvation. And then our final salvation will depend on our remaining faithful to the end of our lives.
Thanks Jeffery for your question, and I hope that I have answered in a comprehensive and understanable fashion. Please let me know what other questions or comments that you would like to add. Is there anything else right now that you would like to add?
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Hi Jim, I’m a bit of a rebel/rogue Catholic, more or less, because I have an insatiable curiosity about everything and I’m very open to different interpretations which I find fascinating. I am an avid “Ancient Aliens” (on the History Channel) fan and since watching have bought & currently reading the Book of Enoch.
I am also a huge fan of old churches & my bucket list would be full of old churches & temples from all over the world. 2 years ago I went to Rome of course went to Vatican City ( it was incredible!) and was even able to visit the necropolis underneath and see where St Peter’s bones were. I cant even remember how many churches I visited in the 8 days we were there but every single one of them left me in complete awe. I returned home to the US with such a full heart and huge smile on my face.
History is fascinating isn’t it. I’d like someday to visit Israel and all the sites that you read about in the bible. To walk the same roads that Jesus walked, how incredible! I understand that those old church buildings are really something to see. The Catholics in particular have spent millions of dollars on buildings. That has been the source of a lot of criticism over the centuries. People say that you could probably feed the world many times over with all the money that’s wrapped up in buildings. Not exactly how Christ did things is it? The bible says He didn’t even have a place to lay His head. You were fortunate to have been able to see all those things though. When you say that your a bit of a rebel/rogue Catholic, do you mean that you were raised Catholic, but don’t practice Catholicism yourself? What are your beliefs about God? I’d love to hear. Please visit again and tell me more of yourself. In the mean time, I pray that you’ll be motivated to study His word. May God bless you, Jim.
HI JIM! Born & raised Catholic, just have a brain that is always thinking & exploring and refuse to stop because someone in a political church position says so, or they change the rules etc etc etc. I prefer to believe purely simple, the way I believe God intended. in other words I don’t buy much into a lot of hype the church builds. For example: the Renaissance era when the church was losing its grip ( & money) they started the whole “Doom & Gloom ” era to scare people back to the church. That is NOT was God ever intended, it was totally a man made tactic to gain back power.
I suppose that is my easy way of explaining it. hahha I LOVE church history & going to Rome was a present from my Mom for my 50th birthday. We were planning this trip for years with the original intent was to do a Holy Tour but then the opportunity came up with a church group my mom is involved with that had 2 openings for the Rome trip: Only $1800 for 8 days EVERYTHING included except lunch!!! I actually came home with money! It was also her way of getting to pay for everything & I couldn’t argue hahaha. The priest that led the group had studied in Rome you 7-8 years so was our personal tour guide. He also had a LOT of friends, including the Arch Bishop of St Francis!!! AND he got us tickets to see the Necropolis under the Vatican ( normally a 6 month waiting list) AND seats to see the Pope AND our own private mass, & lunch, with the Arch Bishop in the “Old Chapel” of St Francis!!!! Oh there is so much more but I would be here all day. It was truly a magical and very spiritual trip that I was especially fortunate to be able to attend. Oh yeah… I also help teach our 8th grade Confirmation class…I’m on my 12th year! Believe me, I am one very humble ( well, kind of) & Blessed Catholic girl!!!! Talk to you again soon!! Donna
Hi Donna. I’m glad to here that you had such a wonderful time in Rome. It’s good that you question things. We should never be satisfied just because some person says something. We always need to go to the bible and see what God says on the subject. That’s what I’m striving to do here, to get people to look to the bible, for all the answers to any question they might have. There are so many man-made doctrines that people don’t know what is right and what is wrong. But if they would only go directly to the bible, and BELIEVE what God says, then we could have religious unity as God intended. Are you interested in a bible study? For me, studying the bible is the most interesting thing in the world. Jesus said that the words that He has spoken will judge us on the last day. So what could be more important than to know what His words are? Not to just take a man’s word for it, but to take God’s word for it. I think that if you read various articles on this website, you’ll be surprised at what the bible really says about many topics. It’s not at all what man says, and it’s not what man teaches in all his various “doctrines”. May God bless you in your everyday life, and especially in your efforts to know the truth. Jim
I enjoyed what I read so far here. I THINK this sight will help people who are searching. I’m afraid I won’t be attending your services. It would be a rather long drive from central PA.
I will come back another day to read some of the other articles. I am also a pastor, so I like to read other people’s take on God’s precious word.
Hello Jeannie, thanks for visiting. I’m glad you found the site and liked what you read. I realize of course that we all will not all see everything exactly alike, but I’m equally convinced that we are obligated to God, to try to learn more and more each day, so that we CAN agree and so that we all can do His will. I also like to read other peoples take on God’s word. I believe that many times we can learn from each other. I know that in studying certain subjects, I have read comments from people of different denominations, that actually differ from what I believe, but nonetheless, I have found some great insights from some of these people which have helped me to more fully understand the subject that I was studying. Are you affiliated with a particular denomination, or do you consider yourself to be non-denominational?
We are non-denominational. Our pastor teaches directly from God’s word. I would imagine our doctrine is very similar to yours. In any case, I am with you. We can learn from each other even if our doctrine is a little different. The important thing is believing that Christ died on the cross, as a sacrificial lamb, (potentially) for the sins of all mankind. I inserted the word potentially; because, though salvation is a free gift, it can be refused. It was wonderful reading what you have written here. I pray that your site will be a light to all who enter here.
True Christianity is absolutely NON-denominational. That’s why the apostle Paul rebukes the Corinthians for having allowed division to enter their congregation. With some saying I am of Paul, and I am of Apollos, I am od Cephas, etc. 1 Cor 1:10 ff. And that’s why we do need to all be willing to study together so we can talk about the things that we see differently. Some things of course are a matter of personal preference and as some say, expediency. But certainly other things are commands of God which require strict adherence to. But if we can just talk about these things, and as the bible says in Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, let us reason together , says the Lord”. When we do “reason together”, it must be with the Lord”. So our reasoning must be with God’s word, not just our own opinions. Thanks so much for your comments and your kind words.
Unfortunately we do know that just because “salvation has appeared to all men”, all men won’t be saved, because as you said, most people won’t accept that salvation. But another thing we can join together in, is prayer for all souls. God bless you Jeannie.
Hi, this is Jan. I just wanted to tell you how much I like your website. I hope many people will learn God’s word from here. Thanks
Thanks Jan for your comment. We also hope that there will be many who find our site and can profit from the Bible Answers to Spiritual Questions.