38,000 Christian Denominations!!!! Really???
Yep, according to our greatest source for information on the web, “WIKIPEDIA” 🙂
They state that there are over 38,000 Christian denominations worldwide, and the number is growing!
My question is this,,, If Jesus is returning for “1” church, which of the 38,000 is the chosen one??
When speaking about Christianity, and its origin, “The Acts of The Apostles” is a must read! It’s found in the New Testament of the Holy Bible after the 4 synoptic Gospels.
It is there we find the beginning of what we call Christianity!
Webster defines Christianity as “a religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ”… AND THIS DEFINITION TO ME IS WHERE THE PROBLEM EXISTS!!!
Religion is defined as a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and WORLDVIEWS that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values.
That my friend is the reason the “CHURCH” is divided!! We have allowed “RELIGION” to creep into the midst of the community of believers! All of these different “belief systems”, and cultural systems, and “worldviews”!! Really!! “Worldviews” in the Church??
It’s because of “religion” that “The Elect of God” can’t come together on the 98% that we all agree upon, but choose to stay separated over the 2% that we disagree!
I don’t believe God ever wanted “religion”, His desire have always been for His Church to be “UNIFIED” and to have a RELATIONSHIP rooted in love!
Food for thought, there are over 38,000 Christian denominations, the “church of satan” is worldwide and unified across the board! They have no denominations, or different beliefs, but stand together as ONE across the board. Its amazing how the enemy have planted division within Christianity, but has maintained unity among his followers. Sad commentary…
So I ask, which of these denominations is Jesus coming back for?? Is it the PAW, maybe COOLJC, or perhaps PCAF, or UPC, what about COGIC, it can’t be the Baptist Church huh!! Definitely not the AME Church!!
Look my friends, I personally don’t have a Heaven or Hell to put anyone in, but I can guarantee this, God cares less about what Denomination we’re in, His desire has always been to have a relationship with His most prized creation,, YOU!!!!
His desire is for us to LOVE HIM UNCONDITIONALLY! If you truthfully LOVE HIM, regardless of what denomination, color, height, or weight you may be, he’s coming back for YOU!
I believe that loving God, with all our heart, mind and strength is the only prerequisite there is for us to be included in the great “Catching Away” of the Church! Upon Jesus return, love is what he’s looking for my Friend! Have you been faithful to me, is the question he will ask of us on that day…
“So rimpology, are you saying that as long as I love Him, I can live anyway I want to, and do what I want?” No, not at all, because if we truthfully love Him, we will be obedient to every word, to every ounce of guidance he gives. His desire supersedes all of our own desires.. His will is the only thing that matters..
It is impossible for us to love HIM, and still do what we want to do! IT CAN”T HAPPEN! I’ve tried, and still try at times, but needless to say, I ALWAYS FAIL!
I believe there is a possibility that some out of all 38,000 of those denominations will make it in the pearly gates, but not because of religion, but through relationship.
It’s also my belief that an even larger number of people out of ALL 38,000 of those denominations don’t even stand a chance!
I’m done! I can go on forever on this topic….
Now, I want to hear from YOU! Whats your thoughts on Religion Vs Relationship?