There are many, many denominations within the Lord’s Church. Yet for all the different names and doctrines, there is really only one great divisor. We may not agree on how belief, repentance and confession affects the salvation of a soul, but we agree that they are necessary. We may not agree on how or when or why immersion is done, but we agree that it is commanded. The real test is whether a denomination believes that the Word of God is inerrant.
It never ceases to amaze me that someone would profess to be a Christian and yet not believe that the Bible is true and correct. I will allow that there are errors in some translations, but the original Word is inerrant, true and correct. In the 1960's a poll was taken of ministers of churches within the National Council of Churches. Over eighty percent of those ministers did not believe the Bible was inerrant. Why are they ministers in the Church if they do not believe the Word is true??
Several years ago Brother Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association sent a letter to sixty-one leaders of different denominations asking if they would be interested in meeting to discuss how the Church could unify and address declining moral values in our society. Four of these leaders said they would participate in such a meeting. Two said they would not. The remaining fifty-five simply did not respond.
And here we are today. The Church and its moral values are under attack. The fifty-five self-important “Church leaders” did not cause this problem, but are a symptom of the problem. One would assume that if Church leaders do not believe the Bible is true and correct, then perhaps their justification for being ministers is to advance moral values within their community. But the lack of response to a Brother-in-Christ regarding such moral values shows that not to be an accurate assumption.
What is the point, Church leaders?
Again, I point out the survey in which a majority of “Christians” indicated that there could be more than one way to achieve salvation. If the ministers and leaders do not believe in the Bible and the Truth in it, they can not pass any belief on to their congregations.
The Revelation seems to indicate that at the end of the Church Age there will be two Churches; the faithful Church, Philadelphia, and the apostate Church, Laodicea. The Lord Jesus is pictured standing outside the door of the apostate Church, knocking and asking to be allowed to enter. (Revelation 3:20)
If there was ever a time in our nation’s history that called for prayer, it is now. Our nation is in dire need of divine assistance and guidance. Wake up, Church leaders! We are in a Spiritual battle!
Pray for the Lord’s Church. May the healing begin there. Pray for the Church and pray for our leaders and our land. But pray!