|Name of Church||Place Founded||Head/Founder||Date Founded|
|Church of Christ||Jerusalem||Jesus||32 A.D.|
and John Smyther
John & Charles
|The Church of God||Tennessee||A.J. Tomlinson||1886 A.D.|
Everyone can’t be Right
Thousands of "Christian" denominations in the U.S.
and Jesus said:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
It has always amazed me that we live in a country that has thousand plus denominations all calling themselves Christians and all believe differently. Let’s be honest; the Baptist will not be worshiping with the Apostolic because they believe differently and so it is with many of the denominations today. All claim Jesus; most all claim the Bible as the Inspired Word of God, yet all are different. I don’t know about you but last time I looked the Bible has not changed. God does not change: He says so Malachi 3:6 "For I am the Lord, I change not..." Jesus does not change: Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever." The Word does not change: I Peter 1:25 "But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you." His word will stand for-ever: Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." It is man who changes the word to serve themselves: Romans 1:25 "Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen." (Other passages: Deuteronomy 4:2, Deuteronomy 12:32, Jeremiah 26:2, Proverbs 30:6, John 10:35)
Christ’s church never fell away (Hebrews 12:28) nor needs restoring and the "protestant movement" is man’s creation with its thousands of differing protestant denominations. Christ’s Church, the one way, began in the first century on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:14-47) with Christ as the head (Col 1:18) and the Church belongs to Him by His design (Matthew 16:18) and paid for by His blood (Acts 20:28). The saved have been added to the church, the body (Eph 1:22-23) of Christ since the first century (Acts 2:47). This is who we are! (Romans 16:16)
Jesus said clearly and distinctly, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” Yet isn’t that just what you were taught, if a man says, Lord, come into my heart then he is saved? When we all use different standards, like teaching of men as one standard, it only makes sense to have so many different denominations because of so many different men. But if we accept as our standard the Bible, which teaches the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow, then all who believe will be the same, and that is truth. I have eaten food from a chain restaurant in 14 different states, all where the same because they are all learning from the same manual. The church, Christ’s church is the same everywhere where men eat from the same Word, the Bible.
In the text on the cover from John 14:6 Jesus said, The Way, The Truth, The Life. So I will ask you a question: If there is only one way, The Way: how many churches should there be? Again if there is only one truth, The Truth: how many truths are there?
An honest person must answer one.