Thursday, February 28, 2013

Speak the Same Thing, Pt. 5

Paul is the apostle and spokesman of God to every person on earth.  Everyone is a gentile today (Rom. 10:12; 11:32). That is important.  So where do denominations come from?  People are often  proud of their denomination, but [should they be??] where are they found in the Bible? 

1 Corinthians 1:10
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing,
(Every pulpit should be speaking the same thing.)
and that there be…
(...what? ...that there be: "a little division?" No!)
no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
(You can’t do that unless you all have one final authority.  “Divisions” is Paul’s word for denominations.  The verse could also say ‘no denominations.’  How do they cause division?)

Romans 16:17-18
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions
(There are people who will cause divisions.)
and offences
(They will be offending God with these divisions.)
contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

“The doctrine” has to do with the teaching that God gave the apostle Paul.  He is the one writing this book.

To be continued…

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