Why Are There So Many Denominations ? – (Example: ELCA and LCMS Differences ) – Sermon – August 18 2013
Ever wondered, why there are so many denominations in the world, so many divisions in the visible church of Christ on earth? Shouldn’t we all just be one? Can’t we all just agree? Can any one denomination be right? What should be our attitude toward people in other denominations?
What does God say to us about this in His Word? Are we lowly, meek, enduring each other patiently with love in Christ? If the basis for true unity in the church, according to Jesus Christ, is that we are all in agreement on the truth of God’s Word as it appears in the Bible, what is the trouble, that causes all the division amongst churches today?
Do any of the churches today, flatly deny the teachings of scripture and say God’s Word is in error? What is the Historical Criticism approach to teaching the Bible, and how does it lead churches astray, and against the word of God, and therefore, against God?
Listen for these questions and answers about Why Are There So Many Denominations ? – (Example: ELCA and LCMS Differences ), below in the 1-part Video , or the 1-part Audio MP3 Sermon below the Video.
Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:
Psalm 63: 3-11, Deuteronomy 13: 1-5, Acts 20: 24-35, Matthew 7: 15-23
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